2018 ~ GCSE Results
GCSE Results, August 2018
Amazing Grades for the Highest Achievers!
Cardinal Langley students continue to shine with a total of 28 achieving the new Grade 9, which is only awarded to the highest performers. In a year when the news headlines are focussed on national changes, it is a fantastic achievement that so many students perform at the highest standard.
The Headteacher, Mr Bridson, said ‘Our students have once again achieved some amazing results and thoroughly deserve their success. Staff and students have worked incredibly hard to prepare for these new qualifications and I am proud of how they have coped with the changes in the course content and style of exam. It is a reflection of the high standards that despite the exams being more difficult, we have seen an increase in the number of students gaining the grades to enter the Sixth Form.’
Students continued to achieve success in a wide range of subjects with 100% achieving a ‘standard’ pass in Physical Education and over 90% gaining the new benchmark in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Further high achieving subjects with over 80% achieving a ‘standard’ pass were Art, Business Studies, ICT and Textiles. The new reformed BTEC qualifications continued to be extremely successful with a 100% pass rate at Sports Studies and 90% pass rate at Health & Social Care with 23% gaining distinctions.
This year saw the introduction of the new reformed GCSEs in the majority of subjects and we are proud that the number achieving 5 ‘standard’ passes, including English and Maths, has increased despite the exams being more demanding.
All of our students have their own success stories with Alice McNally who achieved eight Grade 9s and two Grade 8s being one of the highest achievers in the country. Alice will remain at Cardinal Langley to study A Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Further Maths. Alice said she was ‘literally amazed’ at her results, “I know I worked very hard but I was not expecting so many Grade 9s.” Anna Gifford who achieved four Grade 9s, one Grade 8 and five Grade 7s plans to study Drama at A Level and Jamie Sigsworth who achieved three Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and one Grade 7 is delighted to stay at Cardinal Langley to study Maths, Spanish and Business Studies. Isobel Coughlan who achieved two Grade 9s, four Grade 8s, three Grade 7s and one Grade 6 has been accepted at Chetham’s School of Music and Annie O’Loughlin who will study Literature, History, French and PE here at Cardinal Langley achieved two Grade 9s, six Grade 8s and two Grade 7s. Bailey Haynes who achieved three Grade 8s, two Grade 7s and four Grade 6s will also remain here at Cardinal Langley to study A Levels in Maths, Geography, Business and Economics along with Ella Frost who achieved one Grade 9, two Grade 8s, five Grade 7s and one Grade 6.