September 19, 2018

DSTC GCSE Press Release

DSTC GCSE Press Release

23rd August 2018.

DSTC staff would like to congratulate all students in Year 11 on their exceptionally good results. We are delighted to see improved performance in almost all subjects this summer despite the increased rigour of the new specifications.  The reformed GCSEs are harder than their predecessors. They contain more content and more papers and the bar has been set deliberately higher to achieve the new top grade 9.

67% of all students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and 60% in maths.

With over 90% of students entered gaining a 4 or above in Biology and Physics and 83% in Chemistry. In Computer Science the pass rate was 78%, in Media it was 70% and in Geography 68%.

In vocational subjects there was also much to celebrate with 88% gaining a merit or above in Health and Social Care, 75% in Dance and 73% in Business.

The Principal Mrs Davis said, “ We are delighted that so many girls have done well and deserve to be proud of their achievements. As a school we have improved our results from 2017 and are moving ever closer to becoming outstanding”.

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Special mentions go to:

Sadini Jayatissa with grade 9 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and French. She also gained a grade 8 in English Literature.

Jessica Rogers with grade 9 in English and grade A in Media

Amy Lambert with a grade 9 in English Language and grade 8 in Biology and Geography

Sammie Ogunlade with a grade 9 in English Literature and grade 8 in English Language and Art

Gabriella Banks with a grade 9 in Spanish

Marnie Coxall with a grade 9 in Art and Distinction* in Music

Katie Donald with grade 8 in English Literature and Geography

Darcy Haskins with grade 8 in English Literature and a grade A in Media

Neve Moore with grade 8 in English Literature and Distinction* in Sport

Alice Stockburn with grade 8 in Maths