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Charles Darwin School

GCSE results 2016

Pupils at Charles Darwin School in Biggin Hill have again achieved excellent GCSE results.

This year in all, 206 pupils took GCSE or equivalent examinations in Year 11 and of these

  • 66% achieved A* to C grades in both English and Maths;
  • 78% achieved A*-C in English
  • 71% achieved A*-C in Maths
  • 69% achieved 5 A*- C grades

    “Our Progress 8 measure, introduced by the Government to track pupil progress from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school, is very positive and will place Charles Darwin School in the top 25% of schools nationally,” says head teacher Mr Sunil Chotai. “Given the national context which shows a fall in both the overall pass rate and the proportion of top A* and A grades this achievement from our talented and hardworking students is all the more impressive.”

    The figures of course include some outstanding individual performances: many students achieved at least five A*/A grades, bucking the national downward trend in the numbers achieving these top marks. Special mention goes to Jemma Sargeant with nine A* grades and Phoebe Bellfield and Sabrena Mugabo both with 8 A*/A grades and Charlie Leighton and Chloe Pluck who each achieved 7 A*/A grades.

    “As ever, this is a credit to the hard work of our students, their very supportive parents and the dedication and professionalism of the staff here at Charles Darwin School. Students of all abilities have been well-supported and achieved some great results and there have been some outstanding performances from some of our most able students.”

“We are delighted for all the students who have passed these important examinations, which now provide them with the ideal platform to move on to their next stage of education or training. Yet again our results are impressive and even more pupils will meet the minimum requirement to continue their studies at Level 3 in Charles Darwin School’s “outstanding” Sixth Form,” concludes Mr Chotai.