GCSE Results 2016

This year pupils at The Woodroffe School have produced another excellent set of GCSE results with 77% of students achieving the new ‘Basics’ measure (i.e. the percentage of pupils achieving at least a C grade in both English and Maths) and 73% of students gaining at least 5A*-Cs (including English and Maths). For a fully comprehensive school, this represents outstanding performance and one which confirms the school’s Ofsted Outstanding status. The 5A*-C figure is also impressive at 79%.

For 2016 the government has revised the way GCSE performance measures are to be reported to the public and I am delighted to say that Woodroffe continues to perform very positively against the new criteria. The headline measures which will appear in the performance tables are:

  • Progress across 8 qualifications
  • Attainment across the same 8 qualifications
  • Percentage of pupils achieving the threshold in English and Mathematics (i.e. a C grade)
  • Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate

Woodroffe has done well in all of these measures, with a positive Progress 8 score (0.24); an Attainment 8 score of 55.43 (equivalent to a B- grade); a ‘basics’ figure of 77%; and an Ebacc score of 50%. Coupled with last week’s excellent A-Level results, this has been a superb year for the school and its students. There were some outstanding individual performances with a host of students gaining impressive sets of A* and A grades:

  • Cody Lau: 9 A* + 3 A
  • Somer Horsfield: 8 A* + 3 A
  • Rory Kinlan: 7 A* + 4 A
  • Katie Pike: 7 A* + 2 A
  • Mia Cawthorne: 6 A* + 4 A
  • Rosie Harwood: 6 A* + 4 A
  • Millie Pearce: 6 A* + 3 A+1B
  • Iona Adair: 6 A* + 3 A
  • Lotte Maynard: 6 A* + 3 A

Dr. Richard Steward, Headteacher of The Woodroffe School said, ‘This is a fantastic set of results and I am absolutely delighted to see so many of our students doing so well. As ever, students have worked incredibly hard and one can only admire the commitment and determination of those young people who manage to achieve high grades across such a broad range of disciplines. It is also vitally important to recognise the dedication of the Woodroffe staff who work tirelessly to ensure that every student does his or her best every year. It is particularly pleasing to note how consistent Woodroffe’s results have become: we are now regularly one of the highest performing schools in the county, and indeed the West Country

I am delighted to say that the vast majority of students will be joining the sixth form where I am sure they will continue to do well. A-Level results were also impressive this year and serve to underline the overall excellence of the school.’

Richard Steward