September 19, 2018

Exam Results Information

DSTC GCSE Results

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


DSTC A Level Results

DSTC staff would also like to congratulate all students in Year 13 on their great results. We are delighted to see a solid all round performance at A level this summer despite the increased rigour of the new specifications. Over 60% of grades awarded were A*-C (or equivalent) and over 20% of grades were A* – B.

Our highest performing A-Level subjects are: Maths with 67% A*-C, Media with 80% A*-C, Geography with 75% A*-C, Applied Science with 85% A* -C, Photography with 100% A*-C and the Extended Project Qualification with 60% A*-C. Applied and Tech Level courses continue to excel with 61% of grades in Health and Social Care being a Distinction* or Distinction. In addition 71% of students achieved a Distinction*-Merit in Business and 92% achieved a Distinction* – Merit in ICT.

Of the 34 students who applied to university, 88% have been accepted onto their chosen courses with the remainder of students starting full time employment or have taken up an apprenticeship.

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Special mentions go to:

Meredith Sharp with 1 A, 1 Distinction* and 1 Distinction – going to study Child Nursing at Cardiff University.
Paige Tarsey with 1 Distinction*, 1 Distinction and 1 C – going to study Child Nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Phoebe Monk with 1 A, 1 B and 1 Merit – taking a gap year
Megan Williams with 2 B’s and 1 Merit – starting employment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.