GCSE reults 2018: Ravens Wood School, Bromley

PUBLISHED: 11:21 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 23 August 2018

Dan Allen and Ryan Keys. Picture: Ravens Wood School

Dan Allen and Ryan Keys. Picture: Ravens Wood School


Ravens Wood School in Oakley Road have reported an “outstanding” set of GCSE results today.

Pelumi Olowojolu. Picture: Ravens Wood SchoolPelumi Olowojolu. Picture: Ravens Wood School

Ravens Wood School in Oakley Road have reported an “outstanding” set of GCSE results today.

Students at the school achieved more A*-C grades than last year, especially in core subjects, which saw 81pc of students gain an A*-C in Maths, and 76pc of students achieving an A*-C in English.

In light of the most significant reform to GCSE qualifications for decades, the students have risen to the challenge.

For maths, the pass rate at grades 9-4 was 81pc, 62pc for 9-5 and 26pc for 9-7.

Robert Suckling. Picture: Ravens Wood SchoolRobert Suckling. Picture: Ravens Wood School

In English, 76pc achieved grades 9-4, 61pc 9-5 and 21pc 9-7.

In addition to the above achievements, RWS11 students also performed highly in a range of subjects which reported under the new 1-9 grades for the first time.

Pass rates for STEM subjects are as follows:

•Computer Science: 89pc 9-4, 74pc 9-5 and 23pc 9-7

Emile Chapman. Picture: Ravens Wood SchoolEmile Chapman. Picture: Ravens Wood School

•Chemistry: 98pc 9-4, 74.3pc 9-5 and 40pc 9-7

•Biology: 100pc 9-4, 97pc 9-5 and 38pc 9-7

•Physics: 98.3pc 9-4, 95pc 9-5 and 52pc 9-7

In addition to the Maths, Computer Science and Science grades outlined above, the school’s Design and Technology grades have had phenomenal success with 90pc A*-C and 30pc A*-A, with a cohort of over 120 students.

The school confirmed that forty of the new, elite Grade 9s were achieved by Ravens Wood students in reformed subjects.

In total the number of 9-7/A*A grades stand at 366 – 19pc of all grades awarded and an increase from 2017.

Some examples include:

•Ryan Keys: eight grade 9s, one grade 8 (9s - English language, English literature, geography, German, biology, chemistry, physics and music).

•Emile Chapman: seven grade 9s, two grade 8s (9s - English language, English literature, maths, French, biology, physics, chemistry).

•Jack Routledge: six grade 9s, one grade 8 (9s - English language, English literature, geography, biology, chemistry and physics).

•Robert Suckling: five grade 9s, two grade 8s (9s - English language, English literature, history, geography, PE).

Assistant headteacher Rob Leitch said: “There has been a great deal of information in the media about the new, tougher exams and the new grading system. “In a year of such change, to see our students improve their results in core subjects is a remarkable achievement, and is testament to the preparation of staff and students alike.

“We’re thrilled with our results.

“Our support for the students doesn’t stop today. We want to prepare them for their next steps because grades are only one part of what we want to do. It’s really important for us that we develop the character within our students.

“Our bespoke RWS11 programme seeks to ‘make every day count’ for our Year 11 students, and they have certainly done so over the past year!”

Headteacher Sally Spence, added: “Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students – their hard work, preparation and dedication has truly paid off – we are delighted to see so many students securing and surpassing their target grades, knowing that these grades will unlock the doors to their next steps. “We look forward to our students enrolling into our Sixth Form with such an impressive set of GCSE grades.”


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