Moorland pupils exceeded national expectations by achieving top ‘value added’ scores and grade results, with an overall pass rate of 86% this year, despite the uncertainty regarding the new, tougher, GCSEs and the change to numerical grades.
Our A*-C equivalent pass rate of 71% compared with the national average of 66.9% is all the more impressive as Moorland is not an academically selective school, as students with SEND and EFL requirements often struggle within specific areas of study.
In core subjects at Moorland, A-C (or 9-4) grades were achieved by 76% in English Language, 100% in English Literature and 71% in Mathematics. In the Sciences, 91% of Biology students and 100% of Physics and Chemistry students achieved A-C grades.
There were 100% pass rates in Spanish, RS, German, French, Food Preparation and BTEC PE.
Headteacher, Jonathan Harrison said “All at Moorland are extremely proud of our GCSE students, who achieved wonderful grades despite the concerns regarding the changes to the GCSE examinations and marking this year. This is a testament to their hard work, and to the hard work and encouragement of all the staff who have supported our pupils throughout their time at Moorland”.