23 August 2018
Outstanding Year 11 Results for 2018!
Sevenoaks School is celebrating again outstanding examination results for Year 11.
2018 sees the introduction of the new GCSEs graded 1–9. The highest grade 9 was harder to achieve than the previous A*, in a tougher, revised GCSE exam system.
While for many schools in England most of their GCSEs will be graded 1-9, Sevenoaks School students take a mixture of GCSEs, IGCSEs and SSC (Sevenoaks School Certificate) where most results are graded A*-G.
In the four subjects that were graded 1-9 (English, Maths, Latin and Greek), we are delighted that well over half of the grades received were a 9. 92% of the examinations taken by the 150 candidates were awarded A* or A grades (9 to 7 equivalent). 122 students (over 81%) gained 9 or more A* or A grades (9 to 7 equivalent).
All students took three separate IGCSE sciences, Mathematics and English Language. We were particularly delighted by the success in our own externally moderated Sevenoaks School Certificate in English Literature, now in its eighth year, and by the results in their fourth awarding year of Art, Drama, Music, Technology (Robotics) and Technology (Visual Communications).
The Head, Dr Katy Ricks, said, ‘These results are excellent, and a superb achievement for both students and teachers. We are delighted that our students start the IB Diploma Programme with such strong qualifications.’
92% of all examinations were graded A or A* 122 students gained 9 or more A*/A grades