Students across the Portsmouth area have been collecting their GCSE results this morning.
After weeks of anxious waiting following the exams at the end of secondary school, teens have founded out if they made the grades to take the next step in life – whether that is to college or another path.
This year has seen wider changes to the grading system with the alphabetical grades widely swapped for the numerical 9-1 system.
Simon Graham, headteacher at St Edmunds Catholic School, speaking about the new grading system said: ‘Any new system is going to take a few years to get used to.
‘Students who have achieved grades 7 and 8 for example have done incredibly well, but they’re left feeling that they haven’t done, because they haven’t achieved a 9 - which is a grade gained by only 0.7 per cent of the population.
‘That’s indicative that this system is going to take some education in terms of the population as a whole, in terms of employees and universities.
‘It’s the government that needs to do that, not relying on schools to pick up the pieces.’
Here is the list of how all the schools have performed in GCSE Results:
St Edmunds Catholic School
- 81% 9-4, including English and maths
- 58% 9-5, inc English and maths
Portsmouth High School
- 98% A*-C/9-5
- 84% – 9-6
- 66.6% 9-4
Castle View Academy
- 50% A*-C/ 9-4, including English and maths
Admiral Lord Nelson School
– 64% 9-4 in English and maths
- 45% 9-5 in English and maths
- 22% EBACC standard pass (4-9)
- 33% EBACC strong pass (5-9)
- 60% – 9-4 in English and Maths
- 40% – 9-5 English and maths
Ark Charter Academy
- ^4% – 9-4 in English and maths
Oaklands Catholic School
- 16 Students achieved 8 or more grade 8 or above. Amongst these were Laura Vahey who achieved 10 grade 9s and Penelope Batty who achieved 9 grade 9s.
Bay House School
- 70% achieved a good pass (Grade 4/5) in English and Maths.
- 22% students achieved the English Baccalaureate.
Brune Park School
- Saw 10% increase in the number of students gaining at least a good grade in both English and maths.
- 50% improvement in Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSEs.