We are absolutely delighted with the achievements of our students this year. The 5 x A* - C figure is our best ever (87.3 %) and we are similarly delighted with the attainment of our students in the core subjects. Of the 218 students entered at Court Moor, over 90% achieved A*- C in mathematics, whilst 76.4% of students achieved 5 x A* - C grades including English and Mathematics. The figure for students achieving the EBacc (English Baccalaureate) also rose considerably this year to 55.5%.
These results represent a phenomenal effort on the part of teachers and students who, with parents, have had to cope with the additional pressures in the last twelve months associated with the national debate about falling standards. Students have kept their cool and done their very best – we could not ask for more!
In more detailed terms, the school has noted a slight drop in the proportion of students achieving 5 or more A/A* grades. This reflects the national picture emerging today; nevertheless, over 30% of our students this year achieved 5 or more of the top grades. Particular congratulations go to Laura Buddie, Jack Chapman, Ellie Inskip-Booth, Bethany Forster, Holly Hensler and Lisa Pearson each of whom achieved 11 or 12 top grades, 10 of them at A*!
In light of the debate about the increasing challenge associated with achieving these higher grades, it is also worth noting that in a number of subjects including RE, History, ICT, Music and the separate sciences here at Court Moor, fifty per cent or more of students achieved A or A* grades.