Stop press! An outstanding set of results for our students

Stop press! An outstanding set of results for our students

Staff and students at The Magna Carta School in Staines-upon-Thames are celebrating yet another year of excellent GCSE results, which are the best in the School’s history!

The challenge of the reformed GCSEs introduced in 2017 in English Language, Literature and Maths was extended this year to Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages (MFL). The increased difficulty in content was embraced fully by students and staff and the results are extremely positive.

In English, 75% of students achieved the ‘standard pass’ grade of 4 and above, while 59% achieved the ‘strong pass’ grade of 5 and above. In Maths, 87% of students achieved grade 4 and above, while 68% achieved grade 5 and above.

Overall, 71% of students gained 5+ A*-C/9-4 in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths. We are delighted that all these results are a significant increase on last year’s results.

We are very proud of our students who worked so hard, focussed on their studies and achieved or exceeded their expected grades: particular congratulations go to Sam Hartshorn, Sammy Green, Elliot Marsh-King, Molly Willis, Thomas Martin and Alisha Hussein, all of whom gained a majority of grade 9s or equivalents.

Progress made by the following students is outstanding: Elvin Worsley, Jasmine Guru, Connor Miles, James Houlton, Eleanor Burton and Eleanor Smyth who far exceeded their expected grades across their subjects.

Our young people are now looking forward to the next stage of their learning at Sixth Form College or in an apprenticeship programme.

Students were delighted and excited with their results commenting that ‘I can now do the courses I wanted at college’, ‘I am so glad that all the hard work has paid off!’ and ‘My parents and teachers are so proud of my efforts!’

Head of School, Dr Kathy Janzan said: ‘I am so proud of the achievements of our students and the results they have gained; it means they will be sure to move on to their next choice of education, following their first choice of subjects leading to University, Apprenticeship  or work. We wish them the very best for their future and look forward to them visiting and contacting us with updates of their progress. To achieve these results requires a dedication from all and I would like to thank our excellent teachers, the supportive families and of course, the hard working students for the partnership that has been forged over the last 5 years that has ensured this success has been achieved. I would particularly like to thank the staff for their professional and assured manner in managing the changes that have taken place with the curriculum: they have gone above and beyond to ensure that the students have had the best opportunity to succeed.  This day is very special and in particular, I enjoy seeing the delight on the faces of our students as they contemplate the next stage of their lives!’