Continued Excellence at Ratcliffe College
Ratcliffe College students have achieved another superb set of GCSE results. Following on from the College’s outstanding A Level results, which placed them in the top 10% nationally by value added, these splendid GCSE results reflect the excellent standards of teaching and learning at Ratcliffe, underpinned by the College’s inclusive ethos.
The College is delighted with the increase in this year’s overall pass rate, with 92% of all grades C/4 or better and 44% of all grades were A*/A or 7/8/9 on the new grading system. The Mathematics Department achieved a 100% pass rate in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics, whilst there was a 100% pass rate in English Literature, which included 64% achieving the new grade 7 or above and 16% achieving the new top grade 9, five times the national average.
Headmaster, Mr Jon Reddin commented: “Following the government’s changes to Mathematics and English syllabuses and the grading system, our superb GCSE examination results have, yet again, proven that we stretch our most able students while at the same time supporting every individual, nurturing their God-given talents. We are incredibly proud of the students’ achievements and of the unstinting commitment of our teachers and support staff, and we look forward to the year group’s continued success as they begin their next phase of education in the Sixth Form.”
Krishan Gupta achieved 8 grades at A* or A and grade 9 in English Literature, and will study Mathematics, Economics, German and Physics at A Level. Krishan also expressed shock, “I didn’t think I would do so well and was nervous about the way some of my exams went. I’m so pleased!”
Sarah Astill and Nicole Spencer achieved 8 grades at A* or A, in addition to the top new grades in Mathematics, English Language and Literature. Sarah said, “I’m quite shocked and glad the wait is over. All the teachers have made time for us when we needed it, including bringing in chocolate at exam time!”
Head of English, Dr Luanda Stannard, commented, “I’m immensely proud of all our hardworking students and staff, especially considering the increased difficulty of the examination. These are an incredible set of results.”