GCSE Results 2018
In 2018, students, parents and carers, and staff at Blatchington Mill celebrated another fantastic set of GCSE results. This was the second year of the new GCSE exams with new exam specifications in most subject areas. These new exams contained more difficult content, as well as the introduction of a new grade 9 at the top of the scale in many more subjects. In this context, our Year 11 students worked incredibly hard and produced a set of results to be proud of.
As in previous years, there were very strong performances from a wide range of subject areas, with Art, Photography, Biology, Chemistry, Textiles, English, Maths, Music, Spanish, Stage Management and Physics doing exceptionally well.
The new GCSEs set a ‘strong pass’ at a grade 5. 52% of our pupils achieved this in both English and Maths. Overall 30% of students achieved the EBACC measure (English, Maths, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject all above a grade 4) – well above the national average.
The highest grade possible is a grade 9 - equivalent to an A** - and the students achieved an incredible 125 of these grades. The next grade - an 8 - equivalent to an A* on the previous grading - was achieved 167 times by students. In total over 550 grades, a quarter of all exams sat, were graded 9 - 7 (A**/A*/A). Between them, the top 10 students in the year group amassed a stunning 47 grade 9's, and 27 grades 8's.
Please click here to find our performance data on the DfE website.
Last updated by E.Brown Oct 2018