GCSE Results 2019
Our congratulations go to all of our pupils who collected their GCSE examination results on Thursday 22 August 2019.
It was a joy to see so many happy faces as they opened their envelopes. For many of our pupils their commitment and hard work proved to be wise investments and there were some stunning individual successes: 41 pupils achieved 5 or more of the top grades (9-7 or A*/A); 19 pupils attained 7 or more and, within this, some had a full complement of 9-8s!
It was an absolute privilege to hand out the results to individual candidates. We could feel the tension which clearly reflected their anticipation. Many had worked exceptionally hard and rose to the challenge inherent in the new GCSEs and received the credit they deserved. Others had been able to turn it round following their mock exams and were equally delighted with the progress they had made!
- 81% of our ‘Class of 2019’ secured 5 or more standard passes (grades 9-4)
- 73% of our ‘Class of 2019’ secured 5 or more standard passes (grades 9-4) including English and Maths
- 83% of pupils attained standard passes in English;
- 81% of pupils attained standard passes in Maths;
- 74% attained the ‘basics’ at 9-4 (English and Maths combined)
- 22% of all grades awarded were the top grades 9-7 or A*/A
- 54 grade 9s were awarded across the range of subjects taught and 15 A*s in subjects where they are still used.
There were several whoops of excitement as the pupils learnt they had done enough, and more, to secure their places at Cirencester College or other Sixth Form providers and characteristically our pupils provided each other with support and recognition. Taking a break in their summer holidays too, were many of their teachers who were in school to celebrate our candidates’ successes. One parent commented how nice it was to see the support from staff continue and praised the rapport they clearly have with the children.
Class of 2019 pupils collect their GCSE results
We are delighted that so many of our pupils in our ‘Class of 2019’ have done themselves, their parents and the school proud and they leave Deer Park equipped with the resilience and resourcefulness required to be successful independent life-long learners. We look forward to learning how they have built on these strong foundations when we catch up with them again on Thursday 7 November 2019 at our annual Key Stage 4 Celebration of Achievement. We wish them all every success in the future.
"I am very pleased with my results! I have enjoyed my 5 years at Deer Park and am now really looking forward to my next step at Cirencester College. Thank you!" Class of 2019 pupil
"We have been delighted with the Deer Park experience. It's obvious how much the staff care about what they do and their dedication has shone through - in both the results and the development of individual pupils." Class of 2019 parents
"81% of the Class of 2019 achieving 5 or more passes (9-4) is excellent news. I am honoured to be part of the school and I know Deer Park provides a full and rounded curriculum for all pupils which is delivered by dedicated staff." Tina Craig, Chair of Local Governing Body
As Headteacher, I am very proud of our pupils’ achievements and extremely grateful to our strong staff team and their unwavering commitment to ensuring all of our pupils can thrive and progress onto the next stage of their learning.
Chiquita Henson, Headteacher
Commendably our Year 10 pupils who sat their GCSEs in Statistics and Religious Studies this summer also achieved success and are deserving of praise and our congratulations. Furthermore, we were thrilled to learn the outcomes for pupils in our ‘Class of 2017’ who received their A level results last week.