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August 2016 GCSE Results

233 students are today receiving GCSE results at The Marches School in Oswestry and yet again the outcomes for students are consistently good across the board. In the new national Progress 8 measure students have achieved beyond national expectations across 8 subjects throughout the curriculum, demonstrating high standards at The Marches School in the delivery of a holistic curriculum that provides all children with the skills to succeed in the world beyond.

Record numbers of students are eligible to access sixth form study at The Marches as a result of the hard work, the confidence to go beyond expectations and the commitment of staff to never give up on a student. At least 43% of students gained one or more A/A* grades this year, up again from 2015 with 97% of students gaining 5 GCSE passes and an increase in the number of students gaining the English Baccalaureate for the fourth year in a row.

Executive Headteacher, Mrs Sarah Longville, commented, “These excellent results are a tribute to the incredible hard-work and dedication of the students, staff, parents and governing body and testament to the school’s strength in delivering the highest standard of education, after last week’s strong A Level results and the news that our first A Level student has gained a place at the University of Cambridge. I am so proud of everyone for what they have achieved; they thoroughly deserve these strong results.”

Head of Sixth Form, Miss Claire Buckle adds, “These excellent results are the platform for students to continue their educational careers in the Sixth Form. These high achieving students have a wealth of talent and proven academic ability. We are very excited about the next steps for these students and supporting them as they prepare for University and future success.”

Individual notable achievements are:

Erin Hudson – 8A*, 2A
Olivia Faux 6A*, 3A
George Garratt 6A*, 3A
Alura Bather – 3A*, 7A
Emily Patterson 4A*, 6A
Finley Hudson 5A*, 4As, 1B

School Local Authority National
Progress 8 -0.04  “Average” -0.05 -0.03
Achievement 8 49.6 50.5 48.2
Grade C or above in English and maths at the end of KS4 61% 62.5% 58.7%
Entered for E Bac 64% 38.3% 36.6%
Achieved E Bac 29.0% 24.2% 22.8%

To view the school’s performance data on the Department for Education website, please click here

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