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Fantastic results for Allerton Grange under new grading system

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This year has seen the introduction of a new grading system for English and Maths GCSE results across England. Since Ofqual officially announced the new system would be introduced from 2017, staff at Allerton Grange have been busy preparing students for the new qualifications and translating what the changes mean for teaching and learning.

The new grading structure is not directly equivalent to the old A* - G system, however grade 4 and above is equivalent to grade C and above, which is the widely accepted benchmark for further education providers and employers. Going forward, it will be more difficult to achieve the highest grade of 9, which now includes some work that has previously been taught at A Level.

Following the new grading structure for English and Maths GCSEs, the results for Allerton Grange show rapid progress in student achievement for all abilities.

Over the last twelve months, on average, students have improved by two full grades in English, and one and a half grades in Maths.

Excellent outcomes have been achieved across all subjects in the Arts, including Art & Photography, Drama, Music and Technology. Languages have equally achieved well above national average results in French, German, Spanish and Urdu.

Congratulations to George, Anna, Kiera and Niall, who all achieved the highest grade of 9 under the new grading system for English and Maths, along with a number of A* and A grades in other subjects. They are joining Allerton Grange Sixth Form and plan to study a range of A Level courses including Maths, Geography, Physics, Chemistry and Spanish.

Our DAHIT (Deaf and Hearing Impairment Team) students also received pleasing results; Amaan scored five A*- C grades and Ese achieved top grades in all of her subjects, including As and a 7 in double Science and Maths respectively.

Allerton Grange Schools’ Headteacher, Mr Mike Roper, said, “We are extremely pleased that, under the new grading system, our results show rapid progress for our students in both English and Maths.

“Allerton Grange is a school that supports each individual student to achieve their full potential, no matter their ability level or starting point. Therefore, we welcome the new structure that focuses more on progress.

“Our strengths lie in high standards of teaching, focusing on differentiated learning, which stretches and challenges all abilities, achieving progress for our students. I am proud of their achievements and look forward to welcoming them back into the Sixth Form in September.”

A*stounding results: Yorkshire students celebrate fabulous grades…yet again

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THE A(STAR) TEAM: (L-R) Sanjana Gunasekaran, Harin Wijayathunga, Mahika Gogi, Nicky Scott, Snigdha Mahajan, Tamanna Dasanjh, Tanaya Maslekar and Ripudaman Singh who study at GSAL

THE A(STAR) TEAM: (L-R) Sanjana Gunasekaran, Harin Wijayathunga, Mahika Gogi, Nicky Scott, Snigdha Mahajan, Tamanna Dasanjh, Tanaya Maslekar and Ripudaman Singh who study at GSAL

GCSE results have finally rolled in for thousands of students across the UK who have been eagerly awaiting their grades all summer.

Topping the leaderboard once again this year were teens from the Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), with seven superstar students picking up 10 A* grades.

Tamanna Dasanjh, Mahika Gogi, Sanjana Gunasekaran, Snigdha Mahajan, Nicky Scott, Ripudaman Singh and Harin Wijayathunga all achieved the outstanding feat on 25th August as they ripped open their envelopes.

Snigdha Mahajan said: “I was speechless. I had to stare at the results for a long time before I could believe my eyes.

“This has made my summer.”

Other star performers at the school included Tanaya Maslekar and Bushra Tellisi who both achieved nine A*s and one A grade each.

In all, students notched up a stunning 654 passes at A* which amounts to 36 per cent of grades achieved at GSAL.

Principal Sue Woodroofe said: “I could not be more proud of this year’s GCSE cohort. These results testify to the outstanding achievements of a wonderful group of year 11 students and promise much for their A-level futures.

“I am grateful to staff and parents whose support for, and encouragement of, the children has been first class.”

Away from GSAL, another stand-out academic performance was from Bradford-born Wajedur Chowdhury who studies at Bradford Grammar School.

He was awarded six A*s and four A grades at GCSE with his highest scores in French, German, Spanish, Latin and Physics showing off his polyglot potential.

Nationally, according to figures published by the Joint Council for Qualifications on Thursday morning, girls continue to outperform boys at GCSE although grades have fallen across the board.

The figures also show that the gender gap has increased slightly, by 0.5 per cent this summer, with 71.3 per cent of girls’ entries awarded at least a C grade, compared with 62.4 per cent of boys’.

This is the final year in which GCSE results, introduced nearly 30 years ago, will be scored entirely with grades A* to G.

From next summer, pupils will take reformed courses in English language, English literature and maths. These subjects will be marked numerically - from a nine for the top-performing students down to one for those who find the topics challenging.

The changes will be rolled out across a further 17 subjects by the summer of 2018.