Another Year of Examination Success

GCSE and A Level Results

GCSE Results - 24 August 2017 

Charters School students have achieved an excellent set of GCSE results this year.  Despite the much-publicised changes to the examination process, the school’s headline figures are an improvement on most of the strong results achieved in 2016.  This is within the context of a 0.6% drop in the percentage of students, nationally, achieving 5 A*-C grades.

241 students completed GCSEs.
Overall 78.8% achieved 5 Standard Passes (A*-C) including 9-4 in English and Maths.  This figure was 75% in 2016.
Overall 81.3% achieved 9-4 in both English and Maths.  This figure was 78% in 2016.
Overall 35.4% of the grades awarded were A*-A or equivalent.  This figure was 36% in 2016.

We are delighted that the hard work of our students and staff has been rewarded with such excellent results.  They have had to cope with significant changes to the examinations yet have still achieved results that provide them with a range of opportunities for the future.

The most important way to interpret our results is to look at the academic progress the students have made since Year 7 in comparison with similar students nationally.  These official value added analyses produced by the Department of Education will not be available until December.  However, we are part of an analysis produced by ALPs that uses a national dataset to give us an early indication of the progress our students have made.  Analysis show that our value added score placed the school in the top 25% of schools nationally for academic progress at this early stage.  Of course, when we receive the Department of Education analyses we will report further to you on the school's performances within a national context.

It is also important to point out that our Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged students (those who have received Free School Meals in the last six year and/or are Looked After Children) have narrowed the academic gap which is a national target for all schools.  Further analysis of this cohort's performance will be provided on the website by 22 September.

A Level Results - 17 August 2017

We are extremely proud of the achievements of all our year 13 students.    There have been many exceptional performances with a significant number of top A* and A grades and a record-breaking eight students  going to Oxford or Cambridge Universities.  This is the first year of a phased introduction of linear A-Level courses that are assessed by examinations at the end of two years of study.  As such, there has been added uncertainty and stress on individuals.  Set against that backdrop, we are delighted with this year’s results.  We wish all our students well as they embark on their chosen university courses, apprenticeships or employment and hope that they will all join our thriving alumni group, Charters Connect.

A-Level Headline Figures:
Number of A Level students: 201

As for the GCSE results the key measure of our academic performance at KS5 is the ALPs report that shows the value added performance of our students in comparison with students nationally who have the same academic profile based on their GCSE results.  We are delighted, therefore, that the ALPSs report shows that our performance is in the top 10% of schools nationally for academic progress.

Ms Olimpia Morrison, Director of Sixth Form said "Congratulations to all our Year 13 students.  30% of entries were graded A* or A, 58% A* to B and 80% A* to C.  The excellent grades achieved have resulted in a very large number of our students being accepted into their first choice university and a significant number are going on to Russell Group universities. This year, five students are going to Oxford and three to Cambridge.  We are proud of all of our students and wish them every success."

Mr Andy Linton, Head of Year 13 said, “It is fantastic to see that all the students’ hard work and dedication has paid off.  They thoroughly deserve their success.  It is brilliant to see that so many have got onto their first choice courses.”