“We’re really pleased and also proud of our pupils because they’ve done brilliantly from their starting points and seeing their smiling faces makes it all worthwhile. There’s been five years of hard work, dedication and teenage issues that invariably come up, and to see the culmination of that is brilliant. You have to remember these are their first independently marked public exam since primary school. Students sometimes doubt themselves along the way and these results are great for their self-esteem because it’s proof they really can do it.
We are proud of all of our students and wish them every success for the future. Northgate is a school which caters for all, supports all, and maximises the potential of all.
As Heads of School, we extremely proud of the results at both A Level and GCSE, and of the teamwork with our hardworking and dedicated staff, which has secured such great outcomes with students”.
Zoë Galley and Duncan Hone, Heads of School
Students taking GCSEs in England this summer have received number grades. GCSEs have been graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade (top 4% nationally).
A grade 4 in both English and Maths is now considered to be one of the main accountability measures in the academic outcomes of a school.
Results will be validated by the DfE to include remarks of exam papers in early January 2020. The results below reflect the current grades we are aware of and may increase by this time.
63% of pupils achieved 9-4 (‘pass’) in both English and Maths
71% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Maths
73% of pupils achieved 9-4 in English
65% of all GCSE grades were grade 9 to 4
44% of all GCSE grades were grade 9-5 (strong pass)
21 different pupils achieved a grade 9
90% of pupils left with at least 8 GCSEs
71% of all Art and Design, Photography, Graphics and Textiles grades were 9 to 5
70% of all Science exams were 9-4
Congratulations to Year 13
“This year’s results are a credit to the hard-working students and supportive parents. We’re fortunate to have such well-qualified and dedicated teachers. Our record in helping students access the best universities and apprenticeships continues, and we’d like to thank all students, parents, carers and staff for another wonderful year of support.”
David Brook & Jonathan Atkin, Co-Directors of Dereham Sixth Form College
A-Level and BTEC
A*- A = 30% 39 students achieved Norfolk Scholar status
A*- B = 46%
A*- C = 74%
Overall ALPS grading = 2