Thomas Keble Students Celebrate Record-Breaking GCSE Results!
Please click on the link to view Thomas Keble School GCSE Results 2018: 2018 GCSE School Performance Figures
Thomas Keble is celebrating an outstanding, record-breaking set of results in 2018 with 78% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grade ‘4’ or ‘C’ grade. This year sees an entirely new grading system being introduced across most subjects with the new grade ‘4’ being equivalent to a grade C so to smash our previous best by 10 percentage points is a real testament to the hard work and dedicated effort of our students, staff and the wider community.
We are absolutely thrilled at the level of consistency across subject areas which has resulted in such fantastic and well-deserved outcomes for all of our students. We take great pride in being an inclusive comprehensive school and to see students across the full ability range achieve so well is testament to the commitment of our school community in supporting all students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. The early indications are that our class of 2018 have performed at an outstanding level with records broken in a number of areas. Over 83% of all grades awarded were at the ‘4’ level (equating to a C grade) which compares very favourably with the national figure of 66% and nearly 20% of all grades were awarded at the very highest grade 7 – 9 (A / A* grades.)”
We are incredibly proud of the way our students have risen to the new, tougher exams. Students have continued to do well across a full range of subject areas. In English, 86% achieved a grade 4 or above in English Language, compared to 61% nationally, whilst in Maths, 84% achieved a grade 4 or above compared to 59% nationally.
Both English and Maths have achieved well above the national level of attainment with 81% of the 2018 cohort achieving a grade ‘4’ or above in both English and Maths GCSEs. This consistently high standard of attainment reflects some really outstanding individual achievements.
Our congratulations go to all our students who have earned such excellent results this year, despite the changes to the examination system which added to the pressures they faced. Our principle of inclusion at Thomas Keble has ensured that all students, regardless of ability, have received widespread and comprehensive support to stretch and challenge their expectations in order to achieve their very best. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of staff and parents in supporting our young people throughout their time with us.
We would also like to congratulate our alumni of 2016 who have achieved such excellent A-Level results this year. It is delightful to read their success stories and see so many of them featured in the ‘top achievers’ lists of local 6th form providers.
We would also like to take this opportunity to advise all parents that we do have a limited number of places for our Year 7 cohort for September 2018. With Stagecoach now running a direct bus service (61) to Thomas Keble from Woodmancote via Dursley, Cam and Stonehouse, there has never been a better time to consider Thomas Keble. If you have friends or family who may be interested in a place for their child in September, do please let them know of this new service.
Julia Maunder: Headteacher