Attainment & Results

A Level Results 2019

It has been another superb year for sixth formers at the Rochester Math School. The 179 Year 13 students who collected their results enjoyed considerable success, the best ever achieved.

15% of all grades awarded were at A*, up from 11% last year.

40% of all grades awarded were at A*-A grade, up by 5% from last year, while 64% of all grades secured by these senior students were at A*-B level.  

The average points per subject, a measure of the typical grade per A level, is 39.9, the highest ever achieved by students at the school and equates to a B grade. 

10 students gained 3 or 4 A*/A grades. Remarkably, 76 students (42% of the year group) avoided any grade lower than a B, the same proportion as last year. 

A key benchmark is the proportion of students gaining at least AAB in two facilitating subjects, which this year is 24% of Year 13, also up on last year. 

The Russell Group and Oxbridge university hopefuls from the school had particular cause for celebration.

The top performing students with 4 A* grades are Joseph Piekos (Mathematics, Durham) and Kieron Rushforth, (Economics, Warwick), followed by William Farrell with 3 A* and 1 A grade (Economics, LSE) and Adam Lewis also with 3 A* and 1 A (Economics, Cambridge). Sofia Viera gained 2 A* and 2 A grades (Law and French, Exeter) along with Alexander Orlov-Holmes (Oxford, Classics). Angus Robertson obtained 2 A* and 2 B grades (Computer Science, Bristol). Jonah Hyde gained 3 A* grades (Physics, Durham) as did Jordan Iga (Mathematical Physics, Edinburgh), Vanessa McLoughlin (Medicine, Oxford), Jake Sheehan (Civil Engineering, Imperial), Harris Warburton (Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial) and Simon Yip (Medicine, East Anglia). Thomas Baldock secured 2 A* and 1 A (Economics, Loughborough), along with Tsubasa Dance Matsutani (Medicine, Imperial), Cameron Easdown (Medicine, Bristol), Roli Enonuya (North Carolina, Psychology), Liam French (History, York), John Goh (English, Oxford) and Alexander Ojo (Economics, Nottingham). Ellis Coughlan gained 1 A* and 2 A grades (Politics, Warwick), along with Fred Caudwell (Physics, Durham), and Tyler Rodberg (Oxford, Engineering). Nikhil Sen secured 2A* and 1 B grade, as did David Chidume (Economics, Nottingham).

Headteacher Eliot Hodges said ‘I am delighted for all our students. They, together with their teachers, have worked really hard and it has paid off. They are a great group of young people who will now move on with confidence to the next stage in their lives’.

Chair of Governors Steve Brightman said ‘Once again the students of the Math have produced a set of results unequalled in recent years’.


GCSE Results Summer 2019

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

In the benchmark ‘Progress 8’ measure, the school expects to achieve +0.59. This means that, on average, students have achieved more than half a grade better than expected in each of their subjects.

45% of all grades were at 7-9, up from 40% last year.

99.7% achieved a good pass in English and Mathematics, while 93% gained a strong pass in both subjects. The average grade per GCSE course taken by the students is a 6.38, which is the same as a B+.

59% of all grades in Mathematics were at the top 7-9 band, and 50% of those in English.

The average grade achieved across the ‘Ebacc’ group of subjects was 6.38, 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 Jonathan Saunders with 10 grade 9 and an A* distinction, followed by James Alcock with 8 grade 9, 1 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and an A* and then Oliver Branch with 7 grade 9, 2 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and an A*. Vinay Vijayamohan gained 6 grade 9, 3 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and an A* distinction, while Aadesh Gupta secured 7 grade 9, 1 grade 8, 1 grade 7, 1 grade 6 and an A* distinction. James Shimmins gained 6 grade 9, 2 grade 8 and 2 grade 7 and an A*. Moyosore Odesanya obtained 5 grade 9, 4 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and an A, and Michael Fankah achieved 5 grade 9, 2 grade 8, 3 grade 7 and an A*. Konyin Joshua secured 4 grade 9, 3 grade 8, 3 grade 7 and an A*. Miles Archer gained 2 grade 9, 6 grade 8, 2 grade 7 and an A*, while Akshay Krishnakumar gained 5 grade 9, 5 grade 7 and an A* distinction. Henry Salter obtained 5 grade 9, 1 grade 8, 3 grade 7, 1 grade 6 and an A*.

Overall, 54 students, nearly 30% of the whole year group, avoided any grade lower than a 6.  

Eliot Hodges, Headteacher, said ‘I’m proud of the successes our students have achieved. I’m particularly delighted that so many gained the top grades because this was a target for us and places our students in a very strong position for sixth form study’.

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

GCSE 7- 9

GCSE strong pass in both Eng and Maths

A Level A*-A