Another year of good GCSE results
Year 11 students came to school last week to collect their exam results. More than two months after their exams finished in June, students were finally able to open the envelopes they have been working towards for the last five years. We are delighted to report another year of good GCSE results for the students at Somervale School. This is particularly pleasing when these grades are placed in the context of the significant changes to the GCSE courses, the way in which they are graded, and the increased difficulty. Yet again we are predicting our Progress 8 score to be above 0. This means that students at Somervale School continue to achieve far better than similar students in other schools nationally. For the cohort of students who attended Year 11, 30% achieved grades 9 to 5 in both their English and maths GCSEs. Additionally, this cohort achieved 50% at grades 9 to 4. Over 50% of the year group achieved five or more subjects at grade 4 including English and maths. There was a good spread of results across all other subjects, and we were delighted by the success of some of our most able students, with an increased number of grade 8/9/Distinction and Distinction’s being achieved. Over a quarter of the year group exceeded their targets in English, Maths, Science and option subjects. There are many fabulous individual successes meaning that so many students are fulfilling their ambitions of securing places at the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership Sixth Form and Bath College. All of our students have destinations to attend in September. We are very proud of all of our students and we wish them the very best of luck for the future.