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2017 GCSE Results

2017 GCSE Results

Gravesend Grammar School is, once again, very pleased with the achievement of the boys who sat exams this Summer.  The demands of new exams mean that they were harder than at any time over the last thirty years.  Students, supported by their families and teachers, have worked really hard to meet these new challenges.

More than 40% of grades were at the top levels and 10 students got top grades in all their subjects.  The number of boys attaining success in the English Baccalaureate also went up from last year.  98% of students got “Pass” grades in five or more subjects including the more demanding English and Maths exams. The students surpassed all the national expectations for the new highest “9” grades in the harder GCSE Maths and English Literature exams.

This year is a very confusing year for young people and their families with two different grading systems running.  New exam requirements have brought a good deal of volatility to the system but it pleasing to report that so many of our young people will have got what they need to access the next stages of their education.