Another Year of Examination Success


We are, once again, delighted with the performance of our Year 11 students and Sixth Formers in this year’s examinations.

At ‘A’ level we have built on the recent ‘step up’ in academic performance over the last three or four years, with a record-breaking set of ‘A’ Level result for the 200 students completing their examinations.

2016 'A' Level Headline Figures
A*-B    58.3%
A*-C    83.3%
A*-E    100%

We would like to extend our warm congratulations to all our Sixth Form students who have received their examination results today.  With 58.3% of the A-level entries graded A*, A or B, these are, by a significant margin, the best results in the school’s history.  We hope that students, staff, parents and the local community will feel justifiably proud of Charters’ success."
Mr Richard Pilgrim and Mr Martyn Parker, Co-Headteachers 

"Congratulations to all our Year 13 students, they have surpassed themselves.  All their hard work has been rewarded and the excellent grades have resulted in an even larger number of students being accepted on to their first choice of university. A significant number of our students will be going to Russell Group universities including four students who have secured a place at Oxbridge." 
Ms Olimpia Morrison, Director of Sixth Form

"We are so proud of our Year 13 students; they have consistently displayed an outstanding attitude to their studies and I am delighted to see that their hard work has produced such excellent results."
Miss Deborah Coombes, Head of Year 13 for 2015-16

The Year 11s can also be proud of their achievements with 36% of the grades awarded being A* or A – a stunning outcome.

“All the students have been rewarded for their hard work and determination.  They are now placed in a brilliant position to build on these excellent foundations.“
 Miss Pam Goody, Head of Year 11 for 2015-16
This year the government has introduced new accountability measures and so, like all schools, we are still trying to make sense of what our results mean.  Our initial analysis of the progress students made, the key measure of student achievement, looks very positive and we are encouraged that 78% of our students gained, what the government term, the ‘Basics’ measure – A*-C for both GCSE English and Mathematics.  Within a national context of continual educational change and a 1.3% drop in performance by Year 11 students nationally this is a strong outcome alongside the fact that 82% of all entries received A*-C grades.  Nevertheless, we need to undertake more analysis of these new performance measures as we receive further national data to understand exactly what these results show about Year 11’s performance; and we will report back when we have completed this analysis.