Class of 2017 Results

New Rickstones Academy students are celebrating personal triumphs as they open their exam results today.

The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new Grade 9-1 GCSEs for the first time in Maths and English. Staff worked incredibly hard to prepare students for examinations that no one had sat or seen.

The Maths and English GCSEs were new exams with different content and exam paper styles. The new 9-1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A*-G grades. This dramatic break from what has gone before means that any comparison of this year’s GCSE Maths and English scores with previous years is meaningless. The headline figures incorporating Maths and English grades that schools have quoted in the past consequently cannot be used again.

The 9-1 grades that students have achieved in Maths and English and the A*-G grades for their other subjects will be used by the Department of Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available some time in the Autumn term.

New Rickstones Academy was particularly pleased with the success of students in music with 100% of students achieving A* to C. Drama continued to improve for the third year running with 91% of students gaining a grade A*-C. French and business also shone with 57% of students achieving A*-C in both subjects.

Sophia Cook - 2 A*, 2 A’s, 3 B’s and Grade 9

Betsy Goodfellow - 5 A’s, Grade 8 and 2 Grade 7’s

Jakub Drawert - 2 A*, 3 A’s, Distinction and Grade 7

Casey Cash - 2 A’s, 3 B’s, Merit and Grade 8

James Jennett - 4 A’s, 2 B’s and 2 Grade 7’s

Masi Kawome - 1 A*, 2 A’s, 3 B’s and 2 Grade 8’s

Thomas Banks - 3 A’s, Distinction

Molly Smith - 1 A, 4 B’s, Distinction Grade 9 and Grade 7

Isaac Whenmouth - 5 B’s Grade 9 and Grade 8

Damian Lee Head of Academy said “ the students deserve a great deal of credit in gaining such good results during times of significant change. They have achieved their results with hard work and dedication to their studies, as well as a huge amount of support and commitment from the staff here at New Rickstones”

For more information on 2017 progress data see the DfE's website.

Progress 2017 -0.27

Previous results are also available from the DfE's website.