Students at Mayfield School and Charter Academy show progress is being made with GCSEs

Almost 200 pupils were nervously receiving their grades at Mayfield School, in North End.

Friday, 26th August 2016, 12:09 pm
Updated Friday, 26th August 2016, 1:16 pm
Hannah Brown, Lauren Sedgewick, Britaney Wildig, Bradley Jackson, Kenya Brennan, Megan Farmer, all 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164102001

Headteacher David Jeapes said: ‘We have got the best-ever results for the school, over 54 per cent have got five A* to C including English and maths, but really importantly on the new Progress 8 measure the government has just introduced, we have done really well.

‘We are very pleased that so many of our pupils have made such brilliant progress.’

Progress 8 is a new performance measure which compares the progress of pupils over eight key subjects.

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Hannah Brown, Lauren Sedgewick, Britaney Wildig, Bradley Jackson, Kenya Brennan, Megan Farmer, all 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164102001

When league tables are published in 2017, it will be the key performance measure, alongside traditional methods such as the percentage of pupils obtaining five A* to C grades.

Each school will receive a Progress 8 score, based on the average taken from pupils – enabling performance to be assessed as a whole.

Mr Jeapes said that Mayfield had a Progress 8 score of 0.09 – a score of +1.0 is excellent and -1 is poor.

At Charter Academy, in Isambard Brunel Road, 101 students picked up their results.

Lola Baldry, from North End, Charlotte Elford, from North End, Courtney-Leigh Hardyman, from North End, Ellie Chambers, from North End, all 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164128001

Principal Dame Sharon Hollows said: ‘The figures are very pleasing, there was a bit of a disappointment in maths as yet again the grade boundaries have been changed.

‘However, overall the standards have increased.

‘We have seen a massive improvement in A*s, As and Bs, which we are very pleased about.’

The school scored 0.5 in the Progress 8 rating. It saw 68 per cent of students attaining five A* to C grades including English and maths.

James Dean, from Baffins, Patricia Ionescu, from Paulsgrove, Zoe Ho, from North End, Brittany Halsau, from North End, all 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164114001
Students picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164046001
Rhiannon Barnes, from North End, Danielle Andrews, from Stamshaw, both 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164030001
Hannah Brown, Lauren Sedgewick, Britaney Wildig, Bradley Jackson, Kenya Brennan, Megan Farmer, all 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164102001
Lola Baldry, from North End, Charlotte Elford, from North End, Courtney-Leigh Hardyman, from North End, Ellie Chambers, from North End, all 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164128001
James Dean, from Baffins, Patricia Ionescu, from Paulsgrove, Zoe Ho, from North End, Brittany Halsau, from North End, all 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164114001
Students picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164046001
Rhiannon Barnes, from North End, Danielle Andrews, from Stamshaw, both 16, picking up GCSE results at Mayfield School in North End. PPP-160825-164030001