We are delighted to have another set of outstanding results.
In 2018, 57% of students have achieved the key benchmark of achieving grade 5 and above in both English and mathematics, and 80% achieved grade 4 or better in both subjects.
Achievement in the subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate was strong, with 33% of students gaining passes at grade 5 or better in all of English, mathematics; two sciences, a language and a humanity. The national average for this measure in 2016 was only 19%, so students are leaving Gillotts exceptionally well prepared in the ‘facilitating subjects’ that are highly valued by the Russell Group universities. 23% of students gained a grade 7 or better in English Language and 19% in mathematics. 80% of students achieved a grade 4 or better in English Language, 79% in English Literature and 85% in mathematics. In biology, physics, and history, over 30% of grades were grade 7 or above.
Across the board, our most able students achieved exceptionally well. 21% achieved five or more passes at grade 7 and above.
Every student achieved a pass (grade 1 or above) in both English and mathematics.
Over recent years, we have seen a marked and consistent improvement in results at Gillotts, putting us in the top quarter of schools nationally in terms of student progress for each one of the past five years. We are delighted with this year’s results, the first in which most subjects have been awarded under the new 9-1 GCSEs. They are a consequence of the commitment and hard work of the students and staff. We are very proud of all that the students have achieved and would also like to recognise all the support that students have received from their families. These results come about through successful collaboration between student, teachers and parents.