Exam Information & Results
Exam Information For Candidates- Exam Booklet 2019
Summer Exam timetable GCSE Timetable Summer 19
The awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 26 June 2019 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations. This is consistent with the qualification regulators’ document Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exam-system-contingency-plan-england-wales-and-northern-ireland
The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or local disruption to examinations. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.
Centres must therefore remind candidates that they must remain available until Wednesday 26 June 2019 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.
GCSE RESULTS ARE CHANGING
GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English literature, English language and maths will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest numbers of candidates (e.g. arts, humanities, languages) will follow in 2018 and most others in 2019. This is happening as GCSEs are being reformed to make them more challenging, to keep pace with employers’ and universities demands.
In the first year each new GCSE subject is introduced, students who would have got a grade C or better will get a grade 4 or better. Students who would have got a Grade A or better will get a 7 or better in the first year. Grade 9 will be more difficult to achieve than a grade A*. The extra top grade will also make it easier for employers and universities to distinguish between the most able students
To see how the numbered grades compare to the current A* to G system, click here or Google “ofqual 9 to 1 postcard”. More information about when subjects will switch to the new grades is available on the Ofqual website here.
Information for candidates re the use of social media click here
GCSE Exam Success 2018
The Stonehenge School is once again pleased to report a very good set of exam results, not simply within English and Maths, but also across the wide range of subjects across our varied curriculum. The results from our Year 11 of 2018 demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our specialist teaching staff, and the extent to which the students were able to take on the challenges of the new 9-1 reformed GCSEs.
Results in both Maths and English were in line with the National averages, with 70% achieving a pass or better in English and 64% achieving a pass in Maths. This means that the year group were able to exceed expectation for the number gaining a pass in both of these subjects, with 59% gaining a grade 4 and above in English and Maths, setting them up for further study at their chosen Further education providers.
We are also celebrating our best ever Science results, with both Combined Science and the three separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) achieving the highest number of passes, above the National average for all of the different courses.
Other subjects that achieved excellent results were Philosophy and Ethics, Computer Science, Art, Health and Social Care, PE, History, Geography, Business Studies and Spanish.
Our top performing students included Ben Collett, achieving 3 grade 9s, one grade 8 and 5 grade 7s; Ellie Mearns achieving one grade 8 and 6 grade 7s; and Jac Randle gaining 2 grade 9s, one grade 8 and three grade 6s and 7s. Other high performers included Noah Main, Ben Wilton, Abigail Churcher, Eve Atherton and Dean Smith.