DPS 2016 GCSE Results Summary
2016 Headline Figures
91% of all GCSE’s taken were A*- C¹passes
60% of all results were ‘B’ or higher
35% were ‘A/A*’ grades
399 GCSE subjects taken in all
73% of pupils passed the 5 English Baccalaureate subjects
(Full GCSE courses only. ¹ includes English and Maths)
Note: These results are currently ‘raw’ and may be amended should any appeals procedures be successful.
This year’s results in some respects reflect the national picture where for the second year the impact of the linear examination changes and new, more rigorous, marking structures with higher grade boundaries have had a significant downward impact on GCSE results across the country. Nevertheless, more than a third of all DPS results were A/A* grades and 60% of all examinations sat by Ditcham pupils achieved ‘B’ grades or better. 37/41 pupils (90%) of our Form 5 cohort passed at least 5 GCSE subjects at ‘C’ grade or better and over. Most pleasing for DPS is that at the top end of the ability range there were a good number of excellent and even exceptional results from pupils.
- A good number of individuals had outstanding results with 10 pupils (24%), achieving an excellent 7 or more ‘A/A* grades in the GCSE subjects that they sat. Five of these pupils: Jess Blatter, Sophie Davis, Sophie Jarrett, Kit O’Loughlin and Gareth Waters achieved an A or A* grade in every subject that they sat.
- Of these there were a number of truly exceptional achievements with, at the very top, Gareth Waters passing all 10 of his GCSE subjects with A*’s as well as achieving the top ‘A’ grade in ‘Free Standing Maths’ and a ‘Distinction*’ in his ITQ level 2 course.
- 8 Subjects: Art, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Latin, Drama, Spanish and PE (Short Course) achieved 100% A* – C grade passes. The Maths and French Departments also achieved excellent results. Also very pleasing were the PE GCSE (Short Course) results where all 20 pupils passed with ‘B’ grades or better including 16 A/A* grades.
- This was the second year that pupils studied for their ECDL ITQ level 2 Information Technology qualification. All students, 100% of cohort, passed each of the 4 exam units to achieve the equivalent of a GCSE ‘B’ grade or better with over 70% of candidates achieving Distinctions or ‘Distinction*’s.
- GCSE ‘Added Value’ (GCSE grades relative to CATS predictors) is once again expected to be a real feature for a number of pupils once further analysis has taken place.