2010 GCSE students achieved a creditable set of results with 46% of students gaining 5 or more GCSEs with top grades (A* – C). 51% of all results were A*-C grades, with nearly 10% A* or A.
The average point score for students closely mirrored last year’s -Bideford’s best results ever. In total 141 students achieved 5 or more A*- C passes and 305 (96.8%) gained at least one GCSE pass. Over 25% of the students gained 8 or more A*-C grades with several getting 7 or more subjects with either an A* or A grades: Katie Leveridge topped the list with 11 top grades (4A*, 7A), closely followed by Ruth Martin gaining 10 top grades (2A*, 5A). A number of students learnt that they had achieved at least 7 A* or A grades: Ryan James (7A*, 3A), Katie Scott (5A*, 4A), Eloise Black (3A*, 5A), Bethany Weir (1A*, 8A), Thomas Reader (8A), Saffron Jones (8A), Nick Hawkins (8A) and Christopher Colwill (8A).
Drama grades appear to have been incorrectly supplied and the exam board are currently resolving this issue. All students who took Drama will receive their correct grade when we have them from the board. There is also an issue with A grades for students who sat Mathematics and Geography both with OCR. Some of these A grades should be A*. The A* is showing on the exam board website but when downloaded the result appears as an A. Again the exam board is looking into rectifying this situation a.s.a.p.
If you would like to enquire or appeal against your awarded result for a specific exam please download & print out THIS FORM and return it to Mr Bolton, Exams Officer at the College.
Veronica Matthews, Principal commented “students have done well and this year’s results, representing a lot of hard work by students and staff. We are analysing the results to see how we can continue to improve. As always, we have students who are close to grade boundaries in certain subjects – one or two points in some cases – and we shall be sending their papers off to be remarked to make sure that we give them every chance of getting the grade they so narrowly missed.”
Students started collecting their GCSE Exam results from 9am this morning. As ever there were lot’s of smiling faces & some fantastic personal achievements.
All the latest news & photos will continue to appear here throughout the morning.
Above: Bideford Students Collecting their results.
Nationally the picture shows a rise in top grades which boosts the GCSE record
Pupils have achieved another GCSE record, with almost seven out of 10 entries (69.1%) being awarded a C grade or above. Results just out show 22.6% of exams sat in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were awarded an A* or an A, up from 21.6% last year. The pass rate rose for the 23rd year in a row, this year to 98.7% of entries. There has also been a big rise in the number of pupils sitting English and maths GCSEs a year early. More than one in 10 pupils sits maths at age 15 or younger – up 37% on last year – and just under a tenth sit English early, up by 50% on 2009. This new trend will fuel the common argument over whether GCSEs are getting easier. And it may be reflected in the fact that overall, the proportion of entries getting A*-C grades is up again, by two percentage points on last year from 67.1% to 69.1% – the highest ever. (Source BBC News)