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Performance and Results

GCSE and A Level Results 2018

This summer exam season was the toughest yet with students taking up to 30 exams in 2 to 3 weeks! With the introduction of the 9-1 grading systems, A*, A grades being the equivalent of grades 7-9, and linear examinations everyone was waiting in trepidation for results. We had stepped into unknown territory. The most tested group of students ever, did not let themselves down achieving some excellent individual and subject results. I would like to draw your attention to two students in particular whose achievements were outstanding. 500,000 students sat their GCSEs and just 732 achieved 7 or more grade 9s.  Katherine Garcia and Amanda Madrigrano-Furlani were two of that number! Their achievements set against the national context are absolutely fantastic. Both will be returning to our sixth form, so grateful are they to the talented teachers who helped them achieve the almost impossible.

Against such good news,  we were saddened to read that 9 out of 10 secondary schools have cut the Arts subjects, with many reducing time spent on Modern Languages and subjects like Technology too. That is not Norwood. We believe in the value of the Arts and in the importance of a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum that provides a proper education. Norwood’s excellent reputation and popularity with parents demonstrate how our ethos, vision and values are very well supported.

 

A Level

100% Pass rate!

A-B     42 %     

A-C     77 %

BTEC Vocational Level 3 Results

100% Pass rate! 

46 %   D*D* - DiDi 

72 %   D*D* - MM

99% of all students applying to University secured their first choice.

 

GCSE

16% of all grades were 9 – 7

In 10 subjects more than 20% of their cohort achieved grades 9 – 7

In 10 subjects more than 60% of their cohort achieved grades 9 – 5

English GCSE 9 – 4    76%

Maths GCSE 9 – 4      56%

Science GCSE 9 – 4    66%

Modern Foreign Languages 9- 4   74%

Attainment 8    45.3

 

The Specialism

Photography GCSE 100% 9 – 4

Art GCSE 90% 9 – 4

Graphics 86% 9 – 4

Textiles 82% 9 – 4

Music GCSE 73%

Dance 100% D* - P with 25 % achieving D*’s

Drama 100% D* - P with 43% achieving D*’s