GCSE examination results August 2015

Results day has come and the wait is finally over for our Y11 students (and their parents/carers). It is with great delight that the students at Dene Magna School secured a 10% increase on last year in their key GCSE measure of 5+ A*-C including Maths and English (66.4% currently). This growth has been achieved by a continued focus on teaching and learning and also on our pastoral care to ensure that all students have access to the highest quality teaching and support.  These achievements have not been the result of multiple exam entries and retakes, which makes them all the more special. English and Maths both secured 74% and 76% A*-C respectively whilst many other departments scored over 80% A*-C. We are also delighted that there is almost no gap between the attainment of students in receipt of the Pupil Premium and other students (a key Government measure). We are still waiting for a number of Science results from the exam board and also challenges to many grades. We expect the figures to rise even more and will update you on that.

We are so proud that the combined work of all those in the Dene Magna community has paid off with these superb results. There have been some fantastic individual performances and stories from students who achieved 11 A*/A grades to those who fought incredible personal battles to get the results they can be proud of. We are so proud of all of our students, regardless of abilities and they have worked as a team to achieve a set of results they (and we) can be proud of.

Well done and proud to be Dene Magna.

Keep in touch and all the best for the next step on your journey.

Steve Brady
Headteacher