Ashville’s GCSE pupils are celebrating top results as 42 per cent of grades achieved A*- A, or grades 9, 8 or 7 under the new reform – more than double the national average of 20.5 per cent.
95 per cent of grades achieved A*- C or the equivalent of grade 4 and above – the national average being 66.9 per cent.
One in six pupils achieved the top grades of A*- A /9, 8, 7 in eight or more GCSE subjects with a quarter of all grades awarded being at the highest level of A* /9, 8.
Mia Croft, Alexandra Pilling, Thomas Rawson and Sophie Walters, all swept the boards with every one of their subject grades being of A* – A or the equivalent 9, 8, 7.
The majority of Ashville’s GCSE pupils are returning to its Sixth Form in September. They will benefit from a major investment in the College’s Sixth Form Centre – that has taken place over the summer – which will offer an unrivalled learning environment in which to excel in their final years at the College.
The creation of an additional 100 sq. m will enhance the working environment with a new all-day café; creative and flexible collaborative learning space; new private study areas and; new seminar and meeting rooms.
Along-side the additional space, the existing Centre has been refurbished with a new modern scheme.
Ashville College’s Headmaster, Richard Marshall, said:
I am very proud of our pupils, they have worked very hard to achieve their results – so well done to them.
I look forward to welcoming the pupils back to school next month and I have no doubt they will continue to thrive in our new Sixth Form Centre.
What we offer our Sixth Form pupils in terms of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and the opportunity to flourish and grow in confidence, will only be enhanced by our new facility and collaborative learning environment.
Headline figures for 2018’s GCSE results are:
- 42 per cent of grades achieved A*- A, or grades 9, 8 or 7 under the new reform – more than double the national average of 20.5 percent.
- 95 per cent of grades achieved A*- C or the equivalent of grade 4 and above – the national average being 66.9 percent.
- One in six pupils achieved the top grades of A*- A /9, 8, 7 in eight or more subjects.
- A quarter of all grades achieved are at the highest level: A*-A / 9, 8, 7.