October 1, 2020

Exam Results – 2017


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”.


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


Congratulations to DSTC post 16 students on their results; I am delighted and proud of you all. Overall there has been an increase in results from last year and 65% achieved A* to C grades (or equivalent).

I am particularly pleased with the results in Media, where 100% of students gained A* to C grades. Also in both IT and Sport where 100% of students gained Distinction*/Distinction to C grades.  Additionally in  both Business and Health & Social Care where 100% of students gained Distinction* to Merit grades. Psychology where 83% of students gained A* to C grades.  English Literature where 67% of students gained A* to C grades.

Our first AS Criminology cohort gained 88% A* to C as well, boding well for next year A level results.

95% of students who applied to university have accepted places at their preferred choice. I wish them the very best of luck.

Our most successful students were:

Amber Barnes:  A, A, A, B

Chloe Soave :  A, Distinction, C

Paige Rumble:  Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Megan Holt:  Distinction, B, C

I would like to thank the parents and teachers for their support in helping everyone achieve these fantastic grades.

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