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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Examination Results 2017

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GUNNERSBURY CATHOLIC SCHOOL

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS 2017

 

Our GCSE results this summer place the school once again in the position as one of the leading schools (fully non-selective) in the country. In fact our provisional Progress 8 score of 0.78 places Gunnersbury Catholic School  as one of the very best boys' schools. Complementing the fantastic achievement of the boys in relation to our 5 A*-C (including English and Mathematics) measure of 90%. These results are particularly impressive in a year where the national percentages fell and the changes in curriculum and grading. Gunnersbury has always set out to be a beacon of excellence for boys’ education and we are delighted to see our pupils’ achievements recognised.

 

With a national debate taking place around ‘traditional’ academic subjects, our boys’ GCSE results in English, Mathematics, Science and Modern Languages continue in their excellence, far exceeding national trends. With each of these subjects securing at least 90% A*-C, Gunnersbury boys’ performance outstrips that of local and national performance.  63% of boys achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and Mathematics.

We are particularly proud to report that 30 boys secured a full set of 8 or more GCSE grades at A* and A (9-7).

Gunnersbury 3 year summary

Year 11 GCSE

2015

2016

2017

% 5 A*-C inc. English + Maths

90

89

90

% 5 A*-C (all subjects)

94

95

96

% A*/A

42

41

38

% Ebacc

 

 

52**

Progress 8*

+0.56

+0.6

+0.78

Attainment 8   61 59.8

*new method of measuring progress introduced by Department for Education

**for this year the Ebacc counts 5 and above for English and Maths in this measure

 

Y11 Destinations

2017

% of pupils who continue in education or training

96%

% of pupils who move onto employment

0%

A-level Success

Gunnersbury’s ‘A’ level results saw a 100% pass rate, for the 12th year in succession. Despite recent changes to the post-16 exams system, our remarkable young people continue to rise to the challenge.

Year 13 ‘A’ level

2014

2015

2016

2017

National

% A*-E passes

100

100

100

100

98

% A*-C passes

97

90

88

93

75

 

The Class of 2017, as with their predecessors, has had great success in securing places at the top universities. Our continued achievement in ensuring good university places for our senior students underlines the real academic strengths of our school.

 

Y13 Destinations

2017

% Russell Group*

41

% Times Top 20 University**

44

% Other University

45

% Gap Year

6

 

Oxbridge scholars/Medicine at 2017

Christopher Cannon

Natural Sciences

Cambridge

Nati Soloman

Engineering

Cambridge

Alex Eskenazi

Medicine

Cambridge

Jaden Amponsah

Medicine

Cardiff

Jessica O’Logbon

Medicine

Kings

Daryl Poku

Medicine

Southampton

 

Y13 Subjects studied

2017

% STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths)

43

% Economics/Finance

23

% Social science/Humanities

25

% Art and allied

9

 

* Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Imperial College, King’s College, Leeds, Liverpool, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary, Queen’s Belfast, Sheffield, Southampton, UCL, Warwick and York

**Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, East Anglia, Exeter, Imperial College, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Loughborough, LSE,  Oxford, St Andrews, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex,  UCL, Warwick and York