23rd August 2018 — With the new GCSE curriculum and assessment model now in place across the majority of subjects, the school was particularly delighted to see a huge 85% of all grades were awarded between 9 and 6, the equivalent of Grades A**-B. Particular cause for celebration came as 65% of pupils’ grades were awarded at Grades 9-7, the equivalent of A**-A, marking a substantial 15% year-on-year increase in attainment at the very highest levels. This is a particularly impressive feat for a non-selective school.
Results proved incredibly strong across the board, giving real weight to the school’s focus on providing an excellent all-round education. As well as stellar success in core subjects such as Mathematics and Chemistry where in excess of a staggering 80% of grades achieved were Grades 9-7 (A**-A), subjects such as History and Physical Education were also represented brilliantly with 100% of grades at 9-8 (A**-A*), while Art, Drama and Music pupils scored a very impressive 100% Grades 9-7. In addition, the school’s initial analysis projected a value-added score showing that pupils at Cranford House can expect to achieve over 1.5 grades higher per subject than they would elsewhere.
Headmaster Dr James Raymond commented, “These are an outstanding set of results and reflect a great deal of hard work, talent and dedication from our wonderful Year 11 pupils. I am incredibly proud of all the pupils and staff for achieving such an excellent set of results, especially in the context of the most significant examination reforms for a generation.”