LANGTREE SCHOOL PRESS RELEASE
2018 BRINGS ANOTHER BUMPER YEAR OF GCSE RESULTS AT LANGTREE!
THE CLASS OF 2018 EQUALS THE BEST EVER RESULTS FOR THE SCHOOL!
Students, staff and governors are celebrating yet another excellent year of GCSE results at Langtree School. In a year in which the new 9 – 1 GCSE specifications have been adopted in almost all subjects, results at Langtree remained consistently high even in the context of students taking the more challenging examinations, and the Class of 2018 secured exceptional results which matched the best the school has ever known.
The 2018 cohort is the largest the school has ever taken through to the final examinations in Year 11, with 137 students in the year group. Overall, 77% of students achieved the Basics Measure of English and Mathematics at level 4 or above, and over half did so at level 5 or above. This measure alone equals the very best basics measure the school has ever achieved.
Furthermore, 74% of the cohort secured at least five GCSE passes at 9 – 4 including English and Maths, which represents the second best measure the school has ever achieved, even with the introduction of the new, more challenging examinations.
The proportion of the cohort eligible for the EBacc and who achieved the measure was 72% with standard passes at level 4 and above, and 56% with strong passes at level 5 and above. Attainment 8 score was in line with previous high levels at 51, and the Progress 8 score was an extremely pleasing positive score of +0.29, which indicates that overall, students at Langtree achieved on average almost one third of a grade higher than expected in their GCSE subjects.
At the top end of the ability range, results were consistent with previous years of excellent outcomes. 26% of all grades were awarded at 9 – 7, the equivalent of A*/A. Amongst the high flyers in the year group were Hazel Drury, Maddy Warren, Laurie Stevenson, Oscar Hewlett, Alex Ostridge, Saoirse Coveney, Erin Varnes, Ben Stodolnic, Laura Ogden, Craig Moran, Jessica Li, Mungo Leveroni and Tom Canning, all of whom achieved 8 or more GCSE passes at level 7 – 9, which are equivalent to the old A* and A grades. One student of particular note is Erin Varnes, who secured three nines in the core subjects of English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.
Outgoing Headteacher Rick Holroyd was keen to praise the efforts of students and staff alike.
‘These excellent GCSE results are a just reflection of the hard work put in by students and staff over many months at Langtree School. Yet again, the staff have gone above and beyond to help the students prepare for these very challenging examinations, and our students have responded by working very hard indeed.
Many thanks are due as well to our very loyal parents, who have supported their children and the school throughout the whole process.
Most importantly however, these excellent results will ensure successful progression for so many of our students onto their chosen pathways for post 16 courses and, on behalf of all the staff, I wish our students every success with the next phase of their education.’