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DPS 2013 GCSE Results

2013 Headline Figures


100% 7 or more A*- C¹passes

40% of pupils gained 5 or more A* and A grades

76% ‘B’ or higher

41% ‘A/A*’ grades

378 GCSE subjects taken

(Full GCSE courses only. ¹ includes English, Maths and two Science subjects.)

Magnificent 7! - Another excellent set of GCSE results achieved by pupils

3 year chart

This year all pupils passed at least 7 GCSE subjects at ‘C’ grade or better including: Maths, English and two Sciences. This 100% pass rate in ‘core’ and other subjects is a great credit to all the hard work put in by the pupils and their teachers over the past 12 months and a real improvement on last year. 41% of all examinations taken achieved an A or A* grade and over three quarters of all examinations taken (75.6%) were ‘B’ grades or better.

  • A good number of individuals had outstanding results with 7 pupils (18% of the total year group) achieving an excellent 8 ‘A’ grades or better in the GCSE subjects that they sat.
  • 13 Subjects: Mathematics, English, English Literature, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Additional Science, Geography, German, Latin, and Music all achieved 100% A - C grade passes. A number of Departments achieved excellent results with Art, Geography, Maths, Music and Science of particular note.
  • This year, only 12 results (3.2%) of the 378 full GCSE examinations taken were below a ‘C’ grade pass, and 10 of these were ‘D’ grades. Noticeably, although the percentages of A/A* were marginally down in line with National trends, the % ‘B’ grade or better passes showed a clear improvement relative to 2012. It is also good to see that the numbers of passes below ‘C’ have been reduced in 2013.
  • Most significantly, for the second time since 2008, despite falling GCSE pass grades nationally we have achieved the national ‘Gold Standard’ of a clear 100% 5+ A*-C passes (inc: English and Maths and Science) for the whole cohort of pupils in the year group.