Many congratulations to all our Year 11 students on their results; once again, our students have got the rewards for their hard work, despite a backdrop of uncertainty. Despite national headlines about a drop in grades, the results at Cheney have held up very well, which is a testament to the resilience of our students, and the dedication of staff.
In numbers, 28% of our grades were 7 or above, and 58% were 5 or above. Once again, all three sciences had over 50% of grades at grade 7 or above, while French and Art weren’t far behind with 48% and 46% of entries securing the top grades respectively. The average result was just below a grade 5, which is significantly above the national average for 2019.
There were some excellent individual results, with El getting grade 9 in every one of her 10 subjects; apparently in 2019, there were only 336 students in the entire country who achieved this. Jennifer and Agatha got 9 and 8 grade 9s respectively, and a further 7 students got 6 or more grade 9s.
There are also some exceptional stories of students who have overcome great adversity to achieve what they have. Alice managed to achieve 5 grade 9s, despite undergoing treatment for cancer; Alex scored 7 or above in 6 subjects, despite serious illness in the family during his exams; Ralph joined the flexi-school programme, and scored at least grade 6 in all his exams, as well as a grade 9 in French; Hannah, who has been part of Cheney Plus (our internal specialist provision) for five years, scored grade 5 in her maths and science exams as well as completing her Food Technology and English GCSEs.
Huge congratulations to all our students and good luck in your next steps.