Posted on: August 29th 2018

GCSE Summer Results 2018

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

A Member of The Williamson Trust

GCSE Results Summer 2018

Year 11 students at the Rochester Math School celebrated a year of superb results this week.

In the new benchmark ‘Progress 8’ measure, the school expects to achieve +0.5. This means that, on average, students have achieved approaching half a grade better each than expected in each of their subjects.

Nearly half of all grades were at 7-9 or A*/A level.

99% achieved a good pass in English and Mathematics, while 90% gained a strong pass in both subjects. The average grade per GCSE course taken by the students is a B+.

59% of all grades in Mathematics were at the top 7-9 band, and 46% of those in English.

The average grade achieved across the ‘Ebacc’ group of subjects was 6.3, also a B+.

The ‘Attainment 8’ measure, average pupil achievement across 8 qualifications, including English and maths and at least 3 other English Baccalaureate qualifications is 66.

The highest individual performances were recorded by Mark Robinson with 11 grade 9, followed by Anirudh Manivannan with 10 grade 9 and 1 A grade, and then Abhay Attra with 9 grade 9 and 2 grade 8. Aaron Aggarwal gained 8 grade 9 and 3 grade 8, while Harvey Chandler secured 8 grade 9, 2 grade 8 and 1 grade 7. Aaditya Aaditya gained 9 grade 9, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 6. Karolis Banys obtained 9 grade 9, 1 A and 1 grade 7, and Oscar Rendall Todd achieved 7 grade 9, 2 grade 8 and 1 grade B. Max Eatwell secured 7 grade 9, 1 A, 1 grade 8 and 2 grade 7. Patrick Hemingway gained 5 grade 9, 1 A, 4 grade 8 and 1 grade 6, while James Pringle gained 5 grade 9, 1 A*, 2 grade 8 and 3 grade 7. Jon Webb obtained 6 grade 9, 1 A, 2 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and 1 grade 6.  

Overall, 43 students, over a quarter of the whole year group, avoided any grade lower than a 6.   

Eliot Hodges, Interim CEO and Headteacher, said ‘I am thrilled for all our hard-working students. Today’s results represent the culmination of two years of focus and effort from the youngsters and their teachers, doing harder, reformed courses. I’m particularly delighted that so many exceeded their target grades because this places our students in a very strong position for sixth form study, which has also become more demanding’.

Chair of Governors Steve Brightman said ‘These results are splendid and a testament to what engaged students and outstanding teachers can achieve together. They represent another great year for the school’