Leweston Pupils celebrate superb GCSE results

Leweston pupils celebrate as a third of all the GCSE results received have achieved the highest grades 8 or 9.

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22nd August 2019 — A third of all the GCSE results received at Leweston School have achieved the highest grades 8 or 9. 51% were given a grade 7 (or A) and above, well over twice the national average of 20.8%.

81% of exams were graded 9 to 5, this is the third successive year that this impressive total has been achieved. An impressive 68% of the cohort gained at least one grade 8 or 9 and over half received grades 9 to 5 in all their examinations.

10 different subjects achieved 100% grades 9 to 5, including Geography, Latin, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Physical Education, Food and Nutrition and Art. The Religious Studies results were particularly strong with over half the pupils gaining a grade 8 or 9.

In addition to this, 74% of pupils gained Distinctions in the Speaking and Listening component of English Language. Whilst this no longer counts towards their overall grade it is an essential life skill and impressive that such a large cohort gained this top level.

Kate Reynolds, Head of Leweston, congratulated the students on their achievements: ‘This is a fabulous set of results. Over 25% of grades were one or more levels above target proving, once again, the exceptional value that is added to our pupils’ results at Leweston thanks to the pupils’ positive mind-sets and the exceptional support from our professional and dedicated staff. Equally impressive are all the other activities that our GCSE cohort were involved with from equestrian to pentathlon, drama and Duke of Edinburgh to mention a few highlights. They have worked hard whilst embracing the benefits of a rounded education full of enrichment.’

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About Leweston School

Situated just outside Sherborne in 46 acres of beautiful Dorset parkland, Leweston Senior School offers an academic education to girls and boys aged 11 to 18. Full, weekly and flexi boarding options are available for girls from age 8 and boys age 11 upward.

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