In 2018 Bay House School and Sixth Form is celebrating another strong set of GCSE results alongside the excellent outcomes achieved in last week’s A Level results.
Whilst it is difficult to compare results to previous years, with the new reformed 9 to 1 grades allowing greater differentiation between students across a wide range of subjects, 70% of youngsters achieved a good pass in both English and Mathematics GCSEs. 22% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. The English Baccalaureate refers to a combination of subjects which includes English language and literature, mathematics, the sciences, geography or history and a foreign language.
This year assessment was mainly by examination, with other types of assessment used only where they were needed to test essential skills. Mathematics attainment continues to outstanding with a pass rate of 76% at grades 9-4. Traditional academic subjects also continue to excel, with above average pass rates in Biology (77% 9-4), Physics (74% 9-4), History (71% 9-4) and Mandarin (100% A*-C). Other key successes include PE GCSE (91% 9-4), Dance GCSE (90% A*-C), Textiles (88% 9-4), Sociology (83% A*-C), Religious Studies (80% 9-4) and Music (81% 9-4). 85% of pupils also achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education from the London Institute of Banking of Finance.
We recognise that against a national picture of reformed GCSEs with their increased rigour, that these results are quite exceptional and reflect the hard work of both staff and pupils in achieving them.
Full details of Progress 8, Attainment 8, EBacc and strong pass grades can be found on the Gov.uk Schools Performance Service page here.