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KS4 GCSE Results - 2015/2016
 
  Exam results - 2016/17 ~ Success at John Spendluffe!  
     
  For your information, government performance tables can be found at :-
 
  https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/  
     
  GCSE Results 2017  
     
 
With the government's new performance measures, schools will need to wait for a confirmed Progress 8 measure from national results. It is, however, already clear that success at John Spendluffe continues this year and once again this summer's results are a cause for celebration at the school. Notably, 71% of students achieved a 4+ in GCSE English and 65% a 4+ in GCSE Maths (nationally Maths and English GCSEs have changed to 1-9 grading this year and a 4+ is the equivalent of the previous C Grade or above). Notably, there was also a significant increase in the number of A*- A grades in Science together with grades 7,8,9 in Maths and English. The increase in higher grades within Maths and English deserves special commendation with the more rigorous demands of the new GCSE. A key strength of the school is success in English and Maths but also its performance across a range of subjects. This year was no exception with excellent achievement across areas such as Science, Languages the Arts and vocational subjects. As a non-selective school in a selective area, yet again performing above expectations, staff and students continue to demonstrate hard work and a commitment to achieving their best.
 
     
 
Headteacher, Steve Beverley, said ''I would like to congratulate our students on their results. They are a talented group of young people who deserve the excellent results they have achieved. I am proud of their success and wish them well for the future.''
 
     
 
Behind these excellent overall figures there were numerous individual outstanding achievements, far too many to list them all, but including the following students who secured the top GCSE grades among their A*-C passes:
 
     
 
  • Jasmine Davis - 11 GCSEs including 9 at A*-A
  • Sinead Bailey - 11 GCSEs, 10 at A*-A
  • Ben Santus - 11 GCSEs including 7 at A*-A
  • Olivia Cockram - 11 GCSEs including 8 at A*-A.
 
     
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The government has changed the way results are measured this year with a Progress 8 measure, to assess the achievement in a broader range of examinations for each student, replacing the old 5A*-C including English and Maths figure. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the consistent success at John Spendluffe and once again this summer’s results are a cause for celebration at the school. Schools will need to wait for a confirmed Progress 8 measure from national results, however, using  past national performance it is clear that John Spendluffe will be comfortably above the national average as well as the floor target. As a non-selective school in a selective area, yet again performing above national expectations, staff and students continue to demonstrate hard work and a commitment to achieving their best. Headteacher, Steve Beverley, said ‘’I would like to offer my congratulations to our students on their results.  They should be proud of their achievements, as I certainly am. I wish them every success for the future.’’

 
     
 

Behind these excellent overall figures there were numerous individual outstanding achievements, far too many to list them all, but including the following students who secured the top GCSE grades among their A*-C passes –

 
     
 
  • Giedre Vingelyte 10 GCSEs including 7 at A*-A
  • Ben Farmer 11GCSEs all at A*-B
  • Jack Collier 11 GCSEs with 9 at A*-B
  • Stacey McArthur 11 GCSEs including 8 at A*-B
  • Toni McCreary 11GCSEs including 7 at A*B.
 
 
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  Exam results - 2014/15  
 
The tradition of consistent success enjoyed by students at John Spendluffe has continued yet again this summer. Headteacher, Steve Beverley, said “I am proud of the achievements of all the students; they are a credit to the school and deserve their success. Year on year the examination system becomes more challenging and every year our students rise to that challenge. Having received national recognition for our results last year it is so pleasing to see high standards continue."
 
     
 
Around 50% of John Spendluffe’s students achieved 5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. In all key measures results were strong. Significantly, both Maths and English performed very well, with levels of progress above the national average. The English results were the best in the history of the school. Wider than this, key academic subjects and rigorous vocational qualifications performed well, showing considerable success, reflecting the importance the school attaches to depth and breadth in the curriculum. Next year the government is bringing in a new key performance measure looking at progress across a minimum of 8 subjects and these results demonstrate that John Spendluffe would also be hugely successful in this measure. This is further evidence of the year on year success of the school and our students enabling parents to feel confident in the education that their children receive.
 
     
 
Behind these excellent overall figures there were numerous individual outstanding achievements, far too many to list them all but including the following students who obtained 11 GCSEs all at A*-C:
 
     
 
  • Bethany Wilson (11 GCSE passes at A*-B grade)
  • Tristan Dean ( including 9 A*-B grades)
  • Ruby McLennan (including 6 A & B grades)
  • Chloe Peck (including 7 A & B grades)
  • Mary Paice (including 7 A & B grades)
 
     
     
  Exam results - 2013/14  
 
The tradition of consistent success enjoyed by students at John Spendluffe over many years has continued once again this summer with another set of excellent results. There was delight as the results came in with all previous records surpassed and John Spendluffe can report the best ever results in its history. All at John Spendluffe were particularly proud as this tremendous success comes against the background of increased rigour in examinations nationally. Notably, around 60% of our students achieved 5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. These fantastic results are evidence of the hard work and commitment of the students and dedicated staff and the continued support from parents.
 
     
 
In all key measures these are brilliant results and there were huge successes in individual subjects including strong performances in both English and Maths. Other GCSE courses, including the Sciences, Technology, Arts and Humanities enjoyed considerable success, reflecting the importance we attach to depth and breadth in our curriculum.
 
     
 
Once again 100% of students achieved recognised GCSE qualifications. We are proud that the basis of our results is achieved in rigorous GCSE subjects, with many of our students achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics simply through GCSEs alone. Students at the school take quality vocational courses to enhance our strong GCSE curriculum where appropriate and results in these courses were equally as impressive. Behind these excellent overall figures there were numerous individual outstanding achievements, far too many to list them all but including:
 
     
 
  • Ellen Paice (11 GCSE passes, all at A*-B grade)
  • Sophie Harrison (11 GCSE passes, all at A*-B grade)
  • Brooke Brocklesby (11 GCSE passes at C grade or above, including 6 at A or A*)
  • Ben Clark (11 GCSE passes at C grade or above, including 5 at A or A*)
  • Genevieve Miller (11 GCSE passes at C grade or above, including 6 at A)
 
 
News of the excellent results adds further to the positive atmosphere at the school following last year’s highly successful Ofsted inspection. With the million pound plus investment on site, and an official opening of new facilities due in September; there is much to look forward to.
 
     
     
  Exam results - 2012/13  
 
"There has been a tradition of academic success at John Spendluffe and we were expecting some excellent results this summer.  There was delight at the school as results surpassed expectations, especially against the background of increased rigour in examinations nationally. Once again the school has achieved a record breaking set of results, which are easily the best results in the history of the school in all key areas. Notably, at least 56% of students achieved 5A*-C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. These excellent achievements are the result of the hard work and commitment of the students and dedicated staff and the continued support from parents.
 
     
 
In all key measures these are fantastic results and there were huge successes in individual subjects.  We are particularly proud of the fact that around three quarters of our students made 3 levels of progress in Mathematics and achieved a C grade or above, comfortably above the national average. Along with Mathematics, our English results too were the best in the history of the school and subjects ranging from Technology to the Arts performed highly.  This reflects the importance we attach to depth and breadth in our curriculum.
 
     
 
Overall, 100% of students achieved recognised GCSE qualifications. Students at the school take quality vocational courses where appropriate but we are proud that the basis of our results is achieved in rigorous GCSE subjects, with many of our students achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Mathematics simply through GCSEs. Behind these excellent overall figures there were numerous individual outstanding achievements, far too many to list them all but including:

 
 
  • Grace Gurbutt (10 A* or A grades amongst 13 passes at C or above)
  • Eternity Anderson (15 passes at C or above, including 4 at A or A*)
  • Julian Adams (14 passes at C or above, including 5 at A or A*)
  • Caitlin Thompson (14 passes at C or above, including 5 at A or A*)
 
  We wish to congratulate all of our students on their success.”  
     
     
  Exam results - 2011/12  
 
Following the extraordinary English GCSE resit in November 2012, we are delighted to report the best ever results in the history of the college! These figures give an update on statistics from national league tables, but arrived too late to be included in them.
 
     
 
There was a well documented national problem with this summer’s English results and a subsequent legal challenge, the outcome of which will be known soon. As a consequence of when our students took their English examination in June, many of them were affected. They were awarded D grades when students in other schools, who took the exam earlier the same year were awarded C grades, with exactly the same scores. This was clearly unfair and unjust. Our GCSE Maths results were the best ever by some margin and we knew our English results were equally as good. As recognition of the extraordinary nature of the situation, Ofqual instructed the exam boards to offer a special exam for English in November, specifically for those students affected.
 
     
 
We are an 11-16 school but our commitment to our students, and the caring ethos of our school, resulted in us providing extra tuition from September for 24 students, of which 23 attained a C grade from the November entry – a huge success and far in excess of the national picture. They should never have had to retake the GCSE but it is of great credit to our former students that they returned to us.
 
     
  However, it is with pride that we can report that the injustice done to our students has been put right. The impact is that:–  
 
  1. The college can report its best ever results with 47.5% of students achieving 5A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths (with 9% achieving the English Baccalaureate)
  2. Both our Maths and English results were the best in the history of the college
  3. Our 3 levels of progress figure for Maths is 60% and for English is 63%
  4. Most importantly of all, our students can now access the courses and opportunities they deserve and earned.
 
 
The November results came out too late to appear in any performance tables. This is highly frustrating for us as it means that the information published about John Spendluffe is outdated.
 
     
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  http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/  
     
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