Following excellent A-Level results last week, John Masefield High School students in Year 11 were celebrating strong results in their GCSE examinations. This year the new GCSE grading system comes into place with grades 1 to 9 for English and Maths GCSEs. The highest grade 9 is awarded to the top students in the country whilst grade 4 is set to the equivalent of the old C grade, rated as a good pass at GCSE. Approximately 80% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in each of English and Maths at JMHS. We were also pleased that 6 students achieved the new grade 9 in mathematics and 9 achieved this level in English. Especial congratulations should go to the following students who achieved a grade 9 in at least one of these subjects:
Daria Kokido Da Silva
71% of Year 11 students at John Masefield High School achieved at least 5 good grades including both English and Maths, the highest proportion so far achieved at the school. Across the school 76% of examination entries resulted in the equivalent of grade C or higher compared to a national average of around 66%. Across the school over a quarter of exam entries resulted in the equivalent of grade A or higher. There were amazing results in languages with approximately half of the 77 students taking French or Spanish achieving the top A* grade. Science results were also strong with nearly a half of the 55 candidates achieving A or A* grades in each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
For the third consecutive year JMHS did particularly well with Ebacc measure. 41% of students, nearly double the national average, achieved the English Baccalaureate.
Andy Evans, Headteacher commented “So many students in Y11 worked really hard and made considerable improvements during Y10 & Y11. I am extremely proud of these students for working so hard and for the staff for teaching and supporting them so well. We are also delighted that so many of these excellent students are returning to JMHS Sixth Form”