Highest percentage of students ever achieve straight A/7s or above at JCG.
Highest percentage of students ever achieve straight A/7s or above at JCG.
22nd August 2019 — Carl Howarth, Principal, stated: ‘Our students have worked so hard in partnership with their teachers and have demonstrated such ambition and determination to achieve these excellent grades. While people may be interested in the headline figures, we are so proud of all our students and the progress they have made. 65% of all grades were A* or A or 9, 8 or 7. 65% of all our students achieved 5 or more A*/A or 9-7 grades with a third of students gaining 10 or more A*/A or 9-7 grades. A grade 9 is above the old style A* grade and is reflective of the top 3% of attainment across the country. We are therefore delighted that 14% of all grades were at this very highest level with over 50% of students gaining at least one grade 9. In addition to the superb level of attainment at A level last week, these results underline the strength of relationships, the importance of collaborative learning, the necessity to aspire and the personal care which when combined creates the ‘Believe you can’ culture at JCG.’
Jersey College A level Exam Results – Effort, perseverance and ambition combined
A level Exam Results – Effort, perseverance and ambition combined.
15th August 2019 — Carl Howarth, Principal of JCG, stated:
‘Effort, perseverance and ambition combined with the great support and care of their teachers and parents, have enabled our students to excel not just academically but far more importantly as thoughtful, accomplished, courageous and kind human beings. These excellent exam results are but one measure of someone's education and while they will open doors to incredible future opportunities, a grade can never define a person. Grades can neither reflect the excellent progress our students have made throughout their time at JCG.
When looking at this academic measure of the College as a whole, 46% of our grades are at the very top band of A* or A with 92% of all grades at A* - C. It’s essential the exam system provides an accurate assessment of someone's ability and this include the accuracy of marking and so I expect our results will increase further once we have challenged a number of marks. We are also delighted that the strategies our students and staff have been pursuing has increased our A* and A grades by 13% over the last four years. We believe with care, expert guidance and belief, all our students can do well and our students are showing this to be true at JCG.
These results enable our students to pursue a wide range of degrees including Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, Languages, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Law and Teaching. We wish them every success and happiness as they venture on to universities ranging from Oxford, Durham, Exeter, local and international institutions to name just a few. We also congratulate our students choosing to stay in the Island to work and who have all secured great positions in a range of local businesses.’
FHS Finalists at the BBC Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year 2019
On Sunday 2nd June, FHS Sloane Square Senior School Chamber Choir reached new heights at the BBC Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year 2019.
10th June 2019 — The final, which aired on BBC One on Sunday 2nd June, saw Francis Holland School, Sloane Square compete against Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Rochester Grammar School.
The climax of the nationwide competition, presented by renowned singer Aled Jones, was held at Victoria Hall in Bolton and featured judges Carrie Grant, JB Gill and Russell Watson.
Francis Holland School’s incredibly talented Senior Chamber Choir, comprised of 27 girls from Years 9 to 13, stunned judges and viewers with their heartfelt performance of Doerksen's 'Faithful One' and were heavily praised for their technical assurance, expressive nuance and confidence.
After a rigorous audition process which began last November, Francis Holland School was chosen as one of five young choirs to compete in the live semi-final which aired on Sunday 26th June, where they sang Chilcott's 'Psalm 150'. Following the closely contested semi-final, the expert judging panel selected Francis Holland School to appear in the final alongside Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Rochester Grammar School.
Headmistress, Lucy Elphinstone, was especially proud of the girls’ performance, stating:
“We are thrilled by the girls’ achievement. The judges had nothing but praise for their rendition of the Chilcott piece, and said they sang ‘like the angels’. We are very proud not only of their flawless performance but also their modesty and enthusiasm. We extend our warmest thanks to Miss Vickery for her inspirational leading of the choir.”
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Pupils at Benenden School have performed exceptionally well in a year of significant exam reform, with an increase in the proportion of grades earning top marks – and nearly a third of all results under the new system awarded the coveted Level 9.
23rd August 2018 — Pupils at Benenden School have performed exceptionally well in a year of significant exam reform, with an increase in the proportion of grades earning top marks – and nearly a third of all results under the new system awarded the coveted Level 9.
In results released today, 57 per cent of all grades were at A* or Level 8 or above (equivalent to A*). This represents an improvement on last year’s excellent results, when 55 per cent of grades were at A*.
A remarkable 30 per cent of all the results under the new system achieved Level 9 – the new top grade introduced as part of Government reforms aimed at making GCSEs more challenging.
Ten per cent of the year group achieved a clean sweep of A* grades and Level 8/9, while 36 per cent received nothing less than the equivalent of an A grade (or Level 7).
Within a very successful year group, three girls achieved a clean sweep of Level 9s and A* grades.
Headmistress Samantha Price said: “We are incredibly proud of the girls’ outstanding results, especially in a year when the exams were tougher than ever. The pupils’ hard work, positive attitude and dedication have paid off wonderfully and my thanks go to the dedicated Benenden staff who have worked so hard to enable them to achieve these outcomes.
“I am particularly pleased that the girls have achieved these results at the same time as embracing an array of co-curricular activities such as our annual Arts Festival, some magnificent sporting achievements and volunteering in the local community. These happy, high-achieving girls have extremely bright futures.”
Contained within today’s results were some impressive subject performances, including:
96 per cent of History results were A*/A 86 per cent of Maths results were at Level 7-9 84 per cent of Physics results were A*/A 85 per cent of Geography results were at Level 7-9 In addition, 10 girls took a voluntary extra qualification of the Higher Project, a 2,000-word dissertation which teaches the research skills required for university. Seventy per cent of these were graded A*.
The School’s value added score – the method for assessing pupils’ improvement – was 1.0, meaning that for every subject, each girl is gaining on average one whole grade above what she might otherwise have achieved. This is excellent and significantly higher than the average value added for independent schools.
The well-publicised reforms to GCSEs – in which the traditional A* to E grades are being replaced by a numerical 9 to 1 system – have been phased in over four years. Just under half the subjects sat by Benenden girls have moved to the new system this year. These include English, Geography, Maths and Religious Studies.
Top Class Results for GCSEs at Ipswich High School
Ipswich High School are celebrating some of the highest GCSE grades in the region, with over a quarter of the school’s GCSE grades having been awarded at A* or 9, the highest possible grades available.
23rd August 2018 — This year, a significant 64% of GCSE results were awarded at grades 7-9 (equivalent to previous grades of A and A*), with an impressive 40% of results being awarded at grade 8-9, which are above an A grade.
Head of Ipswich High School, Oona Carlin, said:
“I am thrilled with the results our pupils have achieved. The time and energy students and staff have put into their studies has clearly been worthwhile and they deserve praise for their efforts and results.
“Due to the reformed GCSEs put in place for a further 20 subjects this year, schools are reporting a mixture of grading systems and there has been potential for confusion. But students and teaching staff have continued to dig deep, work together and not let this deter them from achieving the best outcomes possible. In fact, every single subject taught at the school had a positive value-added score, confirming fantastic achievements and hard work across all subject areas.”
Top grades were awarded across a wide breadth of subjects at the school, indicating the varied and interests of Year 11 pupils. In Design Technology, 100% of students received 9s, 91% in Art and 50% across the three sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Among the cohort for this year is Team GB’s junior world champion freestyle kayaker Ottilie Robinson-Shaw. Ottilie was also crowned 2018 ECA Canoe Freestyle European Champion in the Women’s Junior K1 on Sunday in Bratislava.
On her victory, Ottilie said: “The European Championships have been amazing and I am super happy to be taking home gold.”
Oona Carlin, added: “Ottilie has been a superb student and has shown great grit and determination to not only excel in her sport to the highest level, but also achieve strong GCSE results. She has been able to master a balance which has meant that neither her education or her passion has wavered. I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Ottilie from all of us at Ipswich High School on her latest gold medal.”
Another sporting star in the making - Silvana Flores - has also received her GCSEs today. Coming from a footballing family, including former Atlante player and father Rubén Flores and Arsenal and previous Ipswich Town player Marcelo Flores, Silvana is currently playing for Essex and has her eyes set on gaining a place in the English national football team. Silvana is another success story for the school showing the ability to maintain an equilibrium between her studies and sporting dreams. Silvana has received 9 grades at A*-A/7-9.
On Silvana’s achievements, Ms Carlin said: “I am delighted for Silvana who has been an excellent student since joining us in 2017. Her grades are a credit to the hard work she has put in since being at the school and I have no doubt that she will go on to accomplish bigger and better things.”
Ms Louise Higson, Farlington School’s Headmistress, comments on the School’s impressive GCSE results
23rd August 2018 — Ms Louise Higson, Farlington School’s Headmistress, comments on the School’s impressive GCSE results:
“Congratulations to the Year 11 girls at Farlington on their excellent GCSE examination results! With 58% A/A*s and 63% of 9 to 7 grades, there is much to celebrate. We are delighted with their performance; these brilliant results are no less than the girls deserve and are a reflection of their hard work and desire to succeed.
“My appreciation and thanks go to all their teachers; their passion and commitment are key in providing the excellent teaching and support which enables the girls to achieve outstanding results across a broad range of subjects.”