Priestlands celebrates excellent GCSE results!
Congratulations to year 11 students at Lymington's Comprehensive School.
There was much to celebrate at Priestlands School last week as students received their GCSE results. Despite the uncertainties of the new exams in many subjects, Priestlands students did very well.
English, Maths and Science sustained high performance whilst there were also record results in Business Studies, Computing Science, Geography, ICT, PE and strong performances in many other subjects.
A third of all grades awarded were at 9-7 or A/A* and 74% students secured the new standard pass (4-9) in English and Maths, with 54% students secured the new strong pass (5-9) in English and Maths. Meanwhile 77% of students secured at least 2 Science grades 4-9.
26% achieved the English Baccalaureate, although this figure is expected to increase when some late results come in.
In terms of the government’s new performance measures which apply to all schools in 2018, the provisional new “Progress 8” figure shows that, on average, students at Priestlands made more progress than similar students nationally.
Priestlands Head Teacher, Pete Main, is thrilled with the results: "We are yet again delighted with the outcomes our students have achieved. Most exams were based on the new harder GCSE specifications with the 9-1 grades and they have demonstrated that hard work really does pay off as record results were achieved in many subjects as well as sustained high performance in the core subjects."
"Priestlands is proud of the opportunities it provides students beyond examinations and we recognise the importance of developing well rounded young people. This year group have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into life at Priestlands leaving a strong legacy and they are now in a superb position to go on and achieve great things in the next phase of their education.”
Congratulations to Year 11 students who have been rewarded for their hard work.