Fantastic GCSE Examination Results

We are delighted to announce that 80% of students achieved grades 4+ (A*-C) in GCSE English and 73% achieved grades 4+ (A*-C) in Maths. 65% of students achieved 5+ A*-C grades with 61% of students achieving 5+ A*-C including English and mathematics. Over 12% of all grades achieved were either a grade 9-7 or A*-A.

We are exceptionally proud of the students for performing well in these new more challenging GCSEs, with the majority of subjects now graded on a new numerical 1-9 grading system.

The government now measure schools based upon the number of students who have achieved a grade 5+ in both English and mathematics. In this measure the school has increased by 10 percentage points since last year. This is an outstanding achievement, which along with all of our other results, is testament to the hard work by staff and students. We have also seen an increase in the number of students who have achieved the English Baccalaureate. These positive results will facilitate great life chances for so many.

Within this global success there have been many individual performances worthy of special mention. Many students have made extraordinary progress since joining Newent Community School and have achieved the remarkable outcomes listed below:

Bethany Parish achieved one grade 9, four grade 8s, three grade 7s, one grade 6 and one grade 4

Ella Peak achieved one grade 9, four grade 8s, one grade 7, three grade 6s and one grade 5

Rebekah Sutton achieved three grade 8s, four grade 7s, two grade 6s and one grade 5

James Clift achieved three grade 9s, one grade 8, two grade 6s and three grade 5s and a B

Harvey Howard achieved three grade 8s, three grade 7s, and 4 grade 6s

Ben Phelps one grade 9, one A*, two grade 8s, one grade 7, one grade 6, two grade 5s, a grade 4 and a B

Lucy Dingle one grade 9, three grade 7s, 5 grade 6s, and one grade 5

George Bolton one grade 9, one grade 8, four grade 7s, and three grade 6s

We are proud of all our students, many having made excellent progress from their KS2 starting points. Superb results were achieved by many students in the traditional, academic subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate as well as in our vibrant practical, creative and performing arts departments.

The overwhelming majority achieved the grades they required to take the next step in their lives, whether that be studying A levels with us at Newent, attending college, taking up an Apprenticeship or entering the world of work.

We are committed to ensuring that all students achieve their full potential demonstrating high standards in all aspects of their school life from effort, work rate and ethos to conduct, behaviour and good manners.

We strive to develop confident, informed and caring young adults who have self-belief and participate in their local, national and international communities; the school provides a wealth of opportunities for students to achieve these aims.

Principal, Alan Johnson, said: “Our values as an inclusive community school where there are no limits on what can be achieved are reflected in these fantastic examination results. We are absolutely delighted with our GCSE results and are all immensely proud of our students’ achievements. The hard work of our students and teachers has been rewarded and these stunning results that will enable our students to move on to their A-level courses at our sixth form with confidence and pride in their ability and potential. I would like to thank all our wonderful staff for their hard work and dedication and also thank our parents and carers for their ongoing support for our school.”

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Sixth Form students in September who are set to benefit from our exciting new Sixth Form building. We are happy to accept late applications for September 2018.

Last but not least we are pleased to announce the dates of our open days for prospective new Year 7 students. These will take place on Tuesday 2nd October and Thursday 4th October (10am to midday) with our Open Evening on Thursday 4th October (6.00pm to 8.30pm). However, if you wish to visit the school please don’t wait, make an early appointment to see this fantastic school in action today.