GCSE Exam Results 2020

Uckfield College GCSE Results 2020

 

Back in March, we had an assembly with our Year 11 students just before the nation’s schools were closed for Covid-19 lockdown and we told them that we would ensure they had an opportunity to show what they understood and had learned. We urged them to keep learning. We never predicted what was then going to happen: students from this year group not returning to education or training until September, all GCSEs cancelled, schools submitting Centre Assessed Grades, their grades initially being calculated according to an algorithm using each student’s ranking and allocating grades to each subject based on its historic results for the last three years and finally that the Centre Assessed Grades would be the ones awarded.

 

Uckfield College’s teachers did an extremely professional job in ranking the students in each subject and calculating their predicted grades. They ensured that all the evidence for every student was considered and the final ‘Centre Assessed Grade’ included how students performed in class, in homework, in ‘trial’ exams and other assessments. The grades that we sent to the exam boards were a fully rounded assessment of what each student’s strengths were in each subject. Subject teachers’ grades went through four rounds of moderation before we sent them off to the exam boards. When the news came that these grades were going to be used to award the final GCSE grades, we were sure that they were fair. So, every student in this year group can be absolutely certain that their GCSE grades were what they had worked hard for and what they deserved. After a year that included so much uncertainty, this year group did get rewarded for what they understood and had learned.

 

Principal, Hugh Hennebry said, “Our 2020 Year 11 were a great year group. They were intelligent, curious, eager, ready to learn, focused and ambitious. We are all extremely proud of what they have learned and how they have grown into confident, articulate and caring young people in their time at Uckfield College. We hope that the next step in their lives, whatever they are doing, is truly fulfilling. Good luck!”

 

Deputy Principal, Dan Wynne Willson, added, “I am so pleased our students have received some fantastic GCSE grades. They have always been an extremely hard working, good humoured group, who listened intently to the advice given by their teachers and worked tirelessly to improve their work. Even when school closures came in March, they seamlessly switched to remote learning and continued with their work despite the uncertainty around them. This group has faced many disappointments over the last few months in losing out on their prom, leavers assembly and chance to say goodbye to their peers but they have never dropped focus on trying to achieve their very best. I wish all our students all the very best in their next steps and can not wait to see those who chose to return to Uckfield 6th Form.”

 

Ofqual have produced a useful guide to students about the 2020 GCSE, BTEC (and A level) results. Please follow the link: Ofqual’s guide for students.

 

We would like to highlight some of the greatest success our students have made. The following students achieved the best results in their GCSEs:

 

  • Zac Ruane - ten grade 9s
  • Troy Southall - ten grade 9s
  • Anna Larkin - nine grade 9s and one grade 8
  • Isabel Nyren - nine grade 9s and one grade 8
  • Esme Iliffe - seven grade 9s and 2 grade 7s
  • Rory Barraclough - six grade 9s, three grade 8s, one grade 7 and one grade 6
  • Joseph Momajjed - six grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, one grade 7, two grade 6s
  • Abigail Brookes - four grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, two grade 7s, one grade 6
  • Finlay Mills - four grade 9s, six grade 8s
  • Elenor Nyren - four grade 9s, four grade 8s, two grade 7s, 1 grade 6

 

The following students made the most progress in their 5 years at the college. The number in red shows how many grades higher they achieved, in every GCSE subject they took, than students with the same ability (prior attainment) from across the country in other schools. For example, if a student is (+3) and they achieved all Grade 8s with us, other students with the same ability (prior attainment), on average, across the country, achieved all Grade 5s:

 

 

  • Rory Barraclough (+3) - six grade 9s, three grade 8s, one grade 7 and one grade 6
  • Esme Iliffe (+3) - seven grade 9s and 2 grade 7s
  • Adam Fishlock (+2.7) - five grade 8s, three grade 7s and one grade 6
  • Zach Neale (+2.7) - one grade 8, seven grade 7s and two grade 6s
  • Abigail Brookes (+2.7) - four grade 9s, two grade 8s, two grade 7s and one grade 6
  • Aliyyah Ali (+2.7) - one grade 8, four grade 7s, and four grade 6s
  • Benjamin Momajjed (+2.5) - one grade 9, four grade 8s, three grade 7s and two grade 6s
  • Alex Pengelly (+2.5) - one grade 8, four grade 7s, and four grade 6s
  • Elenor Nyren (+2.5) - four grade 9s, four grade 8s and two grade 7s, 1 grade 6
  • Joseph Momajjed (+2.5) - six grade 9s, two grade 8, one grade 7 and two grade 6s

 

 

2019 Results available here