Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior

PUBLISHED: 12:33 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:33 23 August 2018

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

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Around two thirds of students at King’s Ely Senior have achieved GCSE grades of 9 to 6.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

Sixty-five per cent of all GCSE results achieved this year were grades 9 to 6, 22 per cent of which were grades 9 to 8.

Under the reformed GCSE marking scheme, results are awarded on a 9 to 1 scale, with 7 being equivalent to an A grade.

Grade 8 is approximately equivalent to the former A* grade, with Ofqual seeing a 9 as ‘exceptional performance’.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

Eight per cent of this year’s results were grade 9, 42 per cent were grades 9 to 7, 84 per cent were grades 9 to 5 and 95 per cent were grades 9 to 4.

In maths, 100 per cent of students achieved at least a grade 4 pass, with 88 per cent achieving at least a grade 5 ‘strong pass’.

Thirty per cent of results in maths were grades 9 to 8. In further maths, 33 per cent of students achieved a grade 8 or 9.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

In English language, almost half of all students achieved a grade 9 to 7.

Over 50 per cent of history students gained a grade 8 or 9. In biology, chemistry, physics, Spanish, textiles, Latin and physical education, over one third of all grades were at least an 8.

Joseph Lacey and Victoria Davies achieved grade 9’s in six of their subjects; they also achieved A* grades in GCSE further maths.

Victoria also took an extra GCSE in dance and achieved an A* in Ancient Greek which she took last year.

Charlotte Ebbens, Edmund Heaney, Imogen Kirkpatrick, Anthony Taylor Gutierrez, Toby Whittome, Elena Wilden and Sihan Yu all achieved four grade 9’s with Lily Buckley, Anna Chaudhry, Ben Garrett, Daniel Grapes, Tom Henderson, Lucy Lott and Charlotte Wilkinson all gaining at least two grade 9’s.

Overall more than 20 per cent of students this year achieved grades 9 to 7 in their top eight subjects. The students were Solomon Boon, Lily Buckley, Anna Chaudhry, Victoria Davies, Madeleine Dening, Ben Garrett, Daniel Grapes, Edmund Heaney, Tom Henderson, Imogen Kirkpatrick, Joseph Lacey, Anthony Taylor Gutierrez, India Thomas, Toby Whittome, Elena Wilden, Charlotte Wilkinson and Sihan Yu.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

Sue Freestone, principal of King’s Ely, said: “This period of transition has given rise to some trepidation. However, our students have given a really good account of themselves and we are proud of what they have achieved.”

A total of 37 students from 11 different countries also studied the one-year IGCSE programme at King’s Ely.

Maths was the only subject out of the 15 on offer that followed the new grade 9 to 1 syllabus; all other subjects were assessed A* to F as in previous years.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

This year’s IGCSE results are among the highest in the course’s 18-year history at King’s Ely, with 26 per cent being A* or grade 9 to 8, 53 per cent being A* to A or grade 9 to 7, 78 per cent being A* to B or grade 9 to 6, 97 per cent being A* to C or grade 9 to 4 and 99 per cent being A* to E or grade 9 to 2.

Photography, textiles, chemistry, further maths and first language English achieved 100 per cent A* to C or grades 9 to 5.

Chemistry achieved a 100 per cent A* to B pass rate for the 16 students who sat the exam.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

In maths, 87 per cent of students achieved grades 9 to 7, of which 38 per cent were grade 9. In English language, 94 per cent of results were A* to C.

Ilaria Dimina, who sat ten IGCSEs after just two terms of study at King’s Ely International, achieved A* and A grades in nine of them, including three languages.

Four students achieved all A* and A grades in the eight or seven exams they sat; Anastasia Belan, Gar Bo Chow, Liam Joe Lau and William Wu.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

Additionally, the following eight students achieved 100 per cent A* to B grades in their one-year courses: Zhiying Cen, Jingyi Fu, Suttapa Ittipornavich, Pui Man Leung, Eric Poon, Ho Lam Tsang, Yanhan Wang and Fanyao Ye.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY. Hard work pays off for GCSE students at King’s Ely Senior. Picture: JORDAN DAY.

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