Leweston has an excellent academic record with students achieving some of the best GCSE results in the region. Highlights for 2022 included:
- Students grades well over national average for sixth year running.
- Two pupils attained an outstanding 15 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s between them.
- 85% of all pupils achieved at least two grades 7 to 9, well over a third gained five or more grades 7 to 9.
- Over half of all STEM grades were 7 to 9.
- German, Chinese, Fine Art, Latin and Music achieved 100% grades 8 and 9.
- In 11 subjects over 50% of results were grades 7 to 9 including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths, Maths, Drama, Physical Education, and Textiles.
GCSE RESULTS 2020 – 2022
For over 30 years the Centre for Evaluating and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University have produced value-added data for pupils of all ages and for over a decade Leweston has sat within the top 5% of schools in the country in this important measure. However, parents often ask what exactly value-added means?
When pupils start at Leweston they sit a standardised set of national assessments which provide a baseline against which future progress can be measured. The ‘value-added’ is simply a measure of how much better a student does than their baseline data would predict; literally the value that is added to the pupil’s progress by studying at the school. Over the past two years over 32% of the GCSE grades achieved at Leweston were one or more grades above baseline predictions, proving, once again, the exceptional value that is added to our pupils’ results thanks to the pupils’ positive mind-sets and the exceptional support from our professional and dedicated staff.