Exam Results

Key Stage 4 Performance Tables 2018/2019

Progress 8 Score 0.4 Attainment 8 Score 46.7
Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and Maths at the end of Key Stage 4 46% Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) 65%
Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after KS4 94% English Baccalaureate (EBacc) average point score 4.2

School and College Performance tables are available here.

KS5 data can be located by clicking here

GCSE Results

Core subjects of English, Maths and Science have gained 100% pass grades with 70% of all grades being at Grade 4 and above. Subject specialists have seen incredible achievements with 20% of grades in English and 15% in Maths at Grade 7 to 9.

Since 2014, Sir John Talbot’s School has gone from strength to strength and is opening its doors to the largest Year 7 and 12 cohorts since becoming an academy as part of the Marches Academy Trust.

A number of younger students took part in this year’s GCSEs with two-thirds of our year 10 students obtaining grades 4-9 in English Literature. In addition, Year 9 students took part in their Languages GCSE achieving top marks, which sets them well on the road to starting their other GCSE subjects in September.

Student Benedict Craig commented: “I am really happy with my results, I have exceeded what I was expecting. I have worked hard so it is great to see the hard work pay off. I am staying at the Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form to study my A levels as I would like to be a chemist.”

Fellow student William Dudleston added: “I am really happy – I am so pleased with my results. I am going to do my A levels in Maths and Science but still not quite sure what I want to do as a career.”

Student Emily Bonet-Wheatley, who has also received her results, commented: “Wow! I am so shocked but so happy. This is amazing. I have done way better than I thought I would.”

Headteacher of Sir John Talbot’s School, David O’Toole added: “This years’ fantastic GCSE results are a testament to the incredible hard work of our students and the support of our dedicated team of subject specialists, parents and carers. We would like to pass on our congratulations to our GCSE students for their fantastic results and wish them every success for the future; seeing many stay to continue their education at our Sixth Form.”

Notable Achievements:

Bronwyn Poole 8 x grade 9, 1 x grade 7 and 2 x grade 6

Emily Bonet-Wheatley achieved an A level in Spanish at grade B, an E in AS Art History then 1 x grade A*, 1 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8 and 7 x grade 7 at GCSE

Benedict Craig 1 x grade 9, 5 x grade 8, 2 x grade 7 and 3 grade 6

Joe Rutherford 1 x grade 9, 1 x grade 8, 4 x grade 7, 4 x grade 6 and 1 x grade 5

Bridget Marshall from Year 10 achieved grade 9 at GCSE English Literature

Charlie Smith from Year 10 achieved grade 8 at GCSE English Literature

Ella Foster from Year 9 achieved grade 9 at GCSE French

A Level Results

Sir John Talbot’s School, Whitchurch is yet again celebrating outstanding results. Students reaped the rewards for their hard work with 100 percent pass rate across 17 subjects, and more students than ever going on to university courses.

Students have gained access to their first choice courses at top universities including Bristol, Liverpool and Portsmouth.

This years’ incredibly successful cohort are set to follow a wide range of degree programmes, including Medicine, Bio-medicine, Architecture and Engineering. The majority of students will take up university places in September, with all students securing a quality pathway including the armed forces, nursing and policing. With an equally outstanding set of AS results in Year 12 this looks set to continue next year.

Michelle Jones, Head of Sixth Form at Sir John Talbot’s School commented: “We are delighted for our students for gaining these amazing results here at Sir John Talbot’s. We would like to wish them the very best of success on the next stage of their journey.”

Headteacher of Sir John Talbot’s School, David O’Toole added: “We would like to pass on our congratulations to our A Level students for their fantastic results. Their hard work and determination has reaped wonderful rewards.”

Notable Achievements:

Ottilie Fairhurst: A, A, B, (A*, A at AS)

Barbara Piecha: A, B, C, C (A* at AS)

Rachael Moore: A, B. B (A*, B at AS)

Charlie McCarthy: A, B, B, B

Cameron Marsh: Distinction, C, C (A at AS)