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20th August 2020

GCSE Results Day 2020

 

Oak Academy is delighted to report strong results for our Year 11 pupils this year.

A rising trend continues in English with a 14% increase in the number of students achieving the highest (9-7) grades.

Maths results follow a similar pattern with a 13% increase in the number of students achieving a strong (9-5) pass.

Additionally, we are very pleased to report that all option subjects returned improved progress scores with particularly strong outcomes in Psychology, ICT, Business and Hospitality & Catering.

In Design Technology, 50% of students achieved a 7+ as a result of their high quality practical work.

In Health & Social Care, a rising trend continues such that progress achieved is now 1 grade higher than the National Average.

Students should rightly feel proud of these results and there are many individual success stories to share, notably:

  • Amy Williams – Grade 9 in Maths, 9-8 in Combined Science, 8 in Psychology, 8 in Geography, 7 in English Literature, 6 in English Language and 5 in French.  Achieved the Baccalaureate (Strong)
  • Lauren Ellis – Grade 9 in Psychology, 8 in Maths, 8-8 in Combined Science, 8 in Music, 7 in English Literature, 7 in English Language, Distinction in Health and Social Care and 6 in French.
  • Dylan Young – Grade 7 in Maths, 7-7 in Combined Science, 7 in Computer Science, 5 in English Language, 5 in History, 5 in Geography, 4 in English Literature and 4 in French.

Oak Academy followed a rigorous process for submitting centre assessed grades, meaning that no one teacher was ultimately responsible for deciding the achievement of their pupils. This included reviewing classwork, homework, non-examined coursework and mock exams prior to placing a pupil’ position in a rank order with others on the same grade for each subject.

Whilst we would have really wished for all pupils to have sat their examinations this year, the process for submitting centre assessed grades was designed to be as fair as possible using a process that has never been attempted before. However, all of our pupils are able to progress onto Further Education and their grades will be as valid this year as previous ones.

We know all of our pupils will continue to build on their success when they commence their courses in September and we wish them the very best in their future endeavours.

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