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It has been another brilliant year at Sir John Talbot’s School with continued success for students at all levels.

With the new GCSE grading system in English and maths and the introduction of grades 7,8 and 9 replacing A and A* it was incredible to see 17% of all grades at 7 and above. For subjects other than English and maths still using the A*-C measure the school continues to see great success with the majority of students achieving 5 A*-C grades.

Headteacher Mr O’Toole commented, “I am immensely proud of all of our students and their performance in this year’s exams. There has been a great deal of change with examination reform but students and staff have managed this transition exceptionally well. The new grading system in English and maths has brought many challenges and to have students achieving the exceptional grade 9 demonstrates the truly superb performance of this cohort”

He continued, “Student achievement this year at both A Level and GCSE is very pleasing and continues to demonstrate the depths of understanding we have of all our students. The partnership of parents, staff and students continues to place Sir John Talbot’s at the heart of the local community.”

Executive Headteacher Sarah Longville commented, “I am so proud of everyone for what they have achieved, especially during this first year of transition where the examination system has been deliberately designed to be tougher. I offer my warmest congratulations on the excellent results, providing a solid foundation for our students to continue in their educational journey and follow their career aspirations.”

Individual notable performances are:
Ben Fry – 3 Grade 9, 6 A*, 1 A, 1 Distinction
Hannah Smith – 2 Grade 9, 1 Grade 7, 7 A*, 1 A, 1 Distinction.
Victoria Hopwood – 1 Grade 9, 2 Grade 8, 7 A*, 1 Distinction
Adrienn Karl – 1 Grade 9, 1 Grade 7, 1 Grade 6, 3 A*, 4 A
Rebecca Brookfield – 3 Grade 7, 5 A, 2 B, 1 Merit
Shola Bailey – 1 Grade 8, 1 Grade 6, 1 Grade 5, 1 A*, 2 A, 4 B, 1 Pass
Louis Allman – 1 Grade 8, 1 Grade 7, 1 Grade 5, 1 A*, 5 B
Ashleigh Bruton – 1 Grade 8, 1 Grade 7, 1 Grade 5, 3 A, 2 B, 2 C
Benjamin Mifsud – 2 Grade 5, 1 Grade 4, 3 A, 2 B, 2 C
Hayden Evans – 1 Distinction *, 2 Grade 5, 1 Grade 4, 5 B, 2 C, 1 Pass

GCSE results 2017
Progress 8 – 0.10
Attainment 8 – 43.11
% achieving a strong pass in English and maths (grade 5 or above) – 32%
% achieving a standard pass in English and maths (grade 4 or above) – 54%
% entering the English Baccalaureate – 22.4%
% achieving a strong pass in the English Baccalaureate (grade 5 or above in English/Maths & grade C unreformed subjects) – 12%

Examination Dates 2017-2018

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