GCSE Results Day
Article date 25th August 2016
Staff and students at Dyson Perrins are celebrating after achieving a superb set of GCSE results which saw record numbers of students making more than expected progress at the school. 63% of students gained A*-C grades in English and Maths with 62% achieving 5 x A*-C grades including English and Maths. Students at Dyson Perrins also performed extremely well against the new accountability measures securing an average Attainment 8 grade of 5.25, which is above the government’s new threshold grade. Notably in Maths, over a third of students made more than expected progress and an impressive 21% gained A*-A grades in the subject. There were exceptional individual performers including Frances Green who achieved 7 A* and 4 A grades; Jake Scott with 4 A*, 5 A grades and a B; Paige Pollard who gained 5 A*, 5 A grades and a B, Lois Hornby with 6 A*, 3 A grades and a B; and Grace Nethaway achieving 2 A*, 8 A grades and a B.
Headteacher Stuart Wetson praised the ‘incredible efforts of his staff and students’ saying ‘I am very proud of what our students have achieved. These outstanding results are just reward for their dedication and excellent work ethic. The progress the students have made is brilliant and we look forward to this being reflected in our Progress 8 score to be published later in the year. Our students can now go on to their post-16 choices with some great results behind them’.
A-Level Results Day
Article date 18th August 2016
Our Sixth Form students were celebrating this week after achieving some excellent A-Level results. Overall average point scores for students far exceeded their targets as a pass rate of 98% was achieved by the school. The average grade gained by those students taking vocational subjects was an impressive ‘Distinction’ with nearly half of the students gaining an A*-B grade (or equivalent) in at least one of their qualifications. There were some exceptional individual performers amongst the students notably Leah Daly who will now go on to read Physics at Lancaster University, Dom Jolley who takes up his offer to study Mechanics at Sheffield and Matt Thompson who will study Journalism at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The track record of incredibly high standards in vocational qualifications at Dyson Perrins was maintained yet again this year, with students such as Matt Carter and Sam Edmondson collectively achieving 7 Distinction* grades. Sam will now begin his degree course in Sport & Physical Sciences in Cardiff and Matt will study Sport at The University of Worcester.
Head of Sixth Form Claire Watson expressed her delight at the students’ success saying: "The results the students have gained are due to the hard work and excellent attitudes they have demonstrated. I am delighted with the results this year and especially pleased with the places they have gained both at Universities and in apprenticeships. Allowing our students to achieve their goals and ambitions is at the heart of what we do and I would like to thank everyone who has supported the students in realising their potential.”