Leweston Pupils Achieve Three Times the Top Grades
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Leweston GCSE pupils achieved three times the national average for the new grade 9s, with a pass rate of 12% compared to 4% nationally. 30% of all examinations taken achieved grades 9 or 8 (equivalent to A** and A*) with 82% graded at 9 to 5 (A** to B) and, whilst 66.9% of entries across the country scored 4 and above this figure was 94.4% at Leweston.
Special mention must go to:
Kate B from Yeovil who gained 9 grade 9s, A** in Further Maths and one grade 8, narrowly missing out on a clean sweep of 9s which was achieved by only 732 pupils nationally.
Naima H from Yeovil who achieved 5 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and A in Further Maths.
Daisy P from Sturminster Newton who achieved 3 grade 9s, 6 grade 8s and 1 grade 7.
Kate Reynolds, Head of Leweston, congratulated the students on their achievements:
“We are delighted with this year’s GCSE results. This is the first year that the majority of subjects appear in the new numerical grading system and approximately 90% of entries were in the new format, with more challenging content and an emphasis on final exams.
Leweston offered 21 different subjects at GCSE this year and 8 different departments achieved the equivalent of 100% A*-B. These excellent results are thanks to our students and staff working so closely together to master the new specifications. I am particularly thrilled that we have so many students choosing to complete their studies in the Sixth Form at Leweston and I look forward to seeing what they achieve over the next two years.”