Eden Boys’ School celebrates exceptional GCSE Results
• 70.4% of students achieve a ‘strong pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
• 81.6% of students achieve a ‘standard pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
• 65.3% of students achieve the English Baccalaureate. The average grade in the English Baccalaureate subjects is 5.51.
Students at Eden Boys’ School are celebrating today as they received their GCSE results after a very challenging few months.
Exams were cancelled this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After much deliberation, students are being given their grades based on the predictions their teachers made.
Ebrahim Gangat achieved the top grade ‘9’ in eight subjects. He will be going on to study A Levels in Maths, Physics and Geography at Cardinal Newman College. Ebrahim reflected, “It has been a very stressful wait for these results. The cancellation of exams made the wait even more stressful but, thankfully, all that stress and anticipation has been worth it today.”
Head Boy, Yusuf Bapu, achieved the top grade ‘9’ in seven subjects. He is clearly thrilled with his exam grades. He now intends to study for his A-Levels at Lancaster Royal Grammar School. Yusuf commented, “I would like to personally thank all my teachers who supported me since I arrived in Year 7. I owe these results as much to my teachers in Year 7 as I do to my GCSE teachers. Your support has been phenomenal”.
At the school, 70.4% of students achieved GCSEs with grades 9-5 in English and Maths, whilst 65.3% achieved the English Baccalaureate.
The English Baccalaureate recognises achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects. It is awarded to students who achieve grades 9-5 in English, Maths, Science, a modern foreign language and History or Geography. Nationally, around a tenth of students achieve the English Baccalaureate and the average grade in the English Baccalaureate subjects is 4.0.
Over the past few years, new tougher exams have been introduced for all GCSE subjects – assessed using a 9-1 grading system. A grade ‘5’ or higher is considered a ‘strong pass’ whilst a grade ‘4’ is considered a ‘standard pass’.
Mrs Patel, Principal, reflected on the achievements and underlined the wider mission of the school, “these has been stressful times at school made even more stressful with the cancellation of exams and the uncertainty posed with the awarding of grades. Nevertheless, these results are testament to a unique cohort of students who have coped admirably in unique circumstances. I can’t begin to imagine how they have coped in unknown territory as Covid-19 could potentially have scuppered their College or apprenticeship plans. My staff and I are here to help and support any student who needs additional guidance to get into their preferred college to study their preferred course.”
As a relatively young school, this is only the second cohort of learners that have left Eden Boys and they have surpassed the outstanding grades achieved by the class of 2019. We anticipate that these results would rank the school as one of the best in Lancashire and England.
In May 2018, the school was given an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted inspectors at its first every inspection.
In their inspection report, Ofsted praised ‘a school where pupils thrive’ and the passion ‘for securing the very best outcomes for all pupils’.
Added By: Eden Boys' School, Preston | Date Added: 20th Aug 2020 | Posted In: Latest News