GCSE Results Day 2020: Full list of how schools from Portsmouth area performed this year - updating list

SCHOOLS across the Portsmouth area have published their GCSE results as students receive their grades.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 10:01 am
Updated Thursday, 20th August 2020, 7:41 pm
Students collect GCSE results at The Cowplain School in Hampshire in 2019. Picture: Malcolm Wells (190822-6817)

Teenagers up and down the region have discovered how they performed in this most unconventional of years.

Exams this year were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic so pupils have been given grades based on teacher predictions – following the government’s decision to U-turn following the A-Level results fiasco last week.

Gavin Williamson apologised earlier this week when announcing that they would be ditching the algorithm for both GCSE and A-Levels results, but has resisted calls to resign.

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As well as individual results schools will confirmed how they have performed overall – we will outline the news from each school below.

We will be updating this page as we receive more results.

How has your child’s school performed?

Portsmouth

UTC Portsmouth

75 per cent of pupils have got a grade 5 or above in maths and English. 55 per cent of students have been awarded a grade of 7 or above in triple science with 45 per cent receiving a grade of 7 or above in maths.

Principal, James Doherty, said: 'We are really pleased with the results the students have achieved as we submitted conservative estimates.

Mayfield School

Mayfield School have announced that they had seen a further improvement in pupil attainment across the range of subjects in their GCSE results for 2020.

Headteacher, Mr. David Jeapes said: ‘We are pleased to report another steady rise in our results for this year across all subject areas. In particular we have seen another increase in the number of pupils attaining the top GCSE grades of 7, 8 and 9.

‘A particular area of strength for Mayfield remains our performing arts faculty including dance, drama and music. Within this area pupils secured a significant number of the top grades.’

Mayville High School

At Mayville High School in Southsea, Year 11 pupils achieved a 95.4 per cent pass rate, with 96 per cent of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

Headteacher, Rebecca Parkyn said: ‘It's lovely today to see our Year 11s collect their GCSE results following such a turbulent time for them. Happy pupils and happy parents is what we want to see and we got that today.

‘The U-turn by Ofqual was very welcome and our pupils received the grades allocated by our staff who know them best and who have an understanding of the context in which they achieved.

‘We are delighted with our results. Our staff team deserves our sincere thanks for all their hard work in such difficult times.’

Fareham

Crofton Secondary School

Crofton School haven't given out results, but this is what the headteacher Simon Harrison, said:

'It was a delight to welcome so many students to Crofton School today to collect their GCSE results.

'After so much debate and change in the last few days, today is about celebrating hard working young people who are now able to progress to the next phase of their lives in education, employment or training.

'We are so proud of all our students. It has been a privilege to share their 5 year journey through Crofton school.

‘We wish our 2020 Year 11 students every happiness and success in whatever they are moving on to next.’

Henry Cort Community College

Henry Cort haven’t detailed their results but this is what the school has said about the performance of its students in GCSEs this year.

Principal Ms Cubbage said: ‘We are delighted with the results that our students have achieved; they now have the grades that they truly deserve.

‘We have made our feelings known throughout about the inequalities of the process which was supposed to be used to calculate grades by exam boards and are delighted that common sense has finally prevailed.

‘This is the first cohort, as Principal, that I have seen through from year 7 to 11 and we were expecting great things of them after achieving 13 per cent grade 9s in RE early entry last year compared to 7.4 per cent nationally.

‘The results that they have achieved are testament to the hard work and dedication of both students and staff and shows the sustained improvements that the college has made in recent years.’

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