Students and staff at Dyson Perrins are celebrating another set of fantastic GCSE results. 65% of students achieved a grade 4 or better in English and 61% achieved this figure in Maths, even more impressive is the fact that 44% achieved the new Government threshold of a grade 5 or better in English and 38% achieved this in Maths which continues the trend of improvement over the last four years.
Acting Headteacher Peter Wallace commented that “The students and teachers have had to cope with many changes to the syllabi and changes nationally to the examination system. Behind every set of examination results there is a personal story of hard work, commitment and perseverance, which we are keen to celebrate. We are absolutely delighted that the hard work of the students has been rewarded with these marvellous results.”
Particularly pleasing is the fact that students managed to achieve the new top grades of 8 and 9 despite the Dfe stating that the content and assessments is more rigorous. Amongst the most successful students were Terri Richardson Noyes, Oliver Elliot-Williams and Connor Rogers who between them managed to achieve 7 grade 9, 12 grade 8 and 7 grade 7. Peter Wallace added that “we are looking forward to welcoming these students back into our Sixth Form. Whilst acknowledging the enormous achievements of the most able is very important, what gives me the greatest pleasure is the consistent progress that many of our students make irrespective of their ability or starting point.These results further build on improvements seen in previous years and will allow our students to follow the path of their choice, whether that be to further education, apprenticeships or further training.”