In 2018 Bay House School and Sixth Form is celebrating another strong set of GCSE results alongside the excellent outcomes achieved in last week's A Level results.
Whilst it is difficult to compare results to previous years, with the new reformed 9 to 1 grades allowing greater differentiation between students across a wide range of subjects, 70% of youngsters achieved a good pass in both English and Mathematics GCSEs. 22% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. The English Baccalaureate refers to a combination of subjects which includes English language and literature, mathematics, the sciences, geography or history and a foreign language.
This year assessment was mainly by examination, with other types of assessment used only where they were needed to test essential skills. Mathematics attainment continues to outstanding with a pass rate of 76% at grades 9-4. Traditional academic subjects also continue to excel, with above average pass rates in Biology (77% 9-4), Physics (74% 9-4), History (71% 9-4) and Mandarin (100% A*-C). Other key successes include PE GCSE (91% 9-4), Dance GCSE (90% A*-C), Textiles (88% 9-4), Sociology (83% A*-C), Religious Studies (80% 9-4) and Music (81% 9-4). 85% of pupils also achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education from the London Institute of Banking of Finance.
We recognise that against a national picture of reformed GCSEs with their increased rigour, that these results are quite exceptional and reflect the hard work of both staff and pupils in achieving them.