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A superb set of GCSE results

We are delighted to report a superb set of GCSE results achieved by students at the school.

2020 has of course been a very difficult year for all concerned. However, students have been rewarded for all their hard work with grades that reflect their effort and performance during the course before lockdown.

  • 99.5% of all GCSE entries were at grade 4 and above.
  • The percentage of entries achieving grade 9 was 15.9% and grades 7-9 was 60.5%.
  • Progress at the school as measured by Progress 8 was 0.41, meaning that on average students achieve over 2/5 of a grade higher than is expected, compared to their peers nationally.

These results represent another excellent year of achievement at GCSE.

The school has become synonymous over recent years for producing students of a high calibre -and this year is no different with 81% of all students gaining three or more 7 – 9 grades.

Several students, to name just a few, achieved fantastic results:

Luke Hampshire, Daniel Hayes and Matthew Holroyd – all achieving 10 grade 9s

Joe Endacott, Alex Fraser and Oscar Roberts – achieving 9 grade 9s

Once again, the school also boasts an excellent set of E-Baccalaureate results, with 81.6% of students attaining grades 9 – 5 in the ‘E-Bacc’ subjects. Whilst 86.9% achieved the same measure at grades 4 and above.

The Headteacher of the school, Mr Stephen Gray, commented, "We are absolutely delighted with our GCSE results this year. After a very difficult year, in which students had to finish school abruptly and not sit summer examinations. It has been a challenging and unprecedented year. Our students have shown resilience and have been rewarded for their hard work during the three years of their GCSE studies. On behalf of the Governors and staff, I send heartfelt congratulations to our students and wish them well in the future. I look forward to welcoming many of them back into our 6th Form for the next stage of their academic journey."

Following these results, it is anticipated that the majority of the Calday Grange Grammar School students will continue their education at the school studying A Levels, being joined in the sixth form by other successful students from local schools.