We pride ourselves on ensuring that students of all academic abilities thrive and flourish.

These results are a testimony to the hard work and motivation of our children and staff, along with the support of parents and governors.

Whilst academic achievement will always be at the heart of what we do, we will continue to take a holistic view of education, ensuring our students are able to make an active and positive contribution to society and to enjoy life to the full.

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GCSE RESULTS (2017)

English & Maths (graded 9-1)

Subject Name

Grade 7 or above

Grade 5 or above

Grade 4 or above

English

22%

56%

73%

English Literature

29%

62%

75%

Maths

25%

50%

68%

The government introduced new specifications in English and Maths for 2017, graded on a numerical system where 9 is the highest grade and 1 is the lowest.  A pass is considered a 4 (approximately equivalent to a C using the old system).  A good pass is considered a 5 (approximately a B using the old system).  An 8 roughly equates to an A*, with a 9 awarded only to the very highest achievers.

From 2018, all subjects will be graded using the new 9-1 system.

For more information about the new GCSE grading system, click here

Other subjects (graded A*-G)

Individual Sciences (our
top scientists were entered for all three sciences as separate GCSEs)

Subject

Number of entries

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

Biology

24

58%

79%

100%

Physics

24

54%

79%

100%

Chemistry

24

46%

79%

100%

Core & Additional Science

Subject

Number of entries

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

Science (core)

76

3%

21%

42%

Science (additional)

36

22%

61%

83%

 

 Other EBACC subjects
(Languages and Humanities)

Subject

Number of entries

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

Polish

1

100%

100%

100%

Turkish

1

100%

100%

100%

Geography

63

10%

38%

65%

History

23

4%

23%

42%

French

41

10%

17%

41%

In 2017, 34% of students were entered for the full range of EBACC subjects. 14% of students achieved a strong pass in the EBACC.
From September 2018, all students in year 10 will be expected to study a modern foreign language and a humanity alongside English, Maths and Science, meaning that every child will have the opportunity to achieve the EBACC qualification.

Click here for further information about the English Baccalaureate (EBACC).

Non- EBACC subjects

Subject

Number of entries

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

Photography

16

6%

31%

88%

Art & Deisgn

27

15%

37%

85%

Physical Education

24

21%

33%

75%

Music

11

0%

36%

73%

Drama

14

7%

14%

71%

CiDA (Computing)

99

7%

28%

71%

Georgraphy

63

10%

38%

65%

Business Studies

25

28%

48%

64%

Religious Education

99

23%

42%

57%

Product Design

28

0%

14%

25%

 

Gifted and Talented

The DfE recognises gifted pupils as, ‘Children and young people with one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop those abilities.)’

Gifted pupils are those who are of a higher level of ability than most children in their year group in academic curriculum areas.
Talented pupils are children who display talent in one or more of the following areas – Art, Drama, Music, Photography and PE.
Gifted and Talented pupils are those who demonstrate strength in academic and practical/creative subjects.

How pupils are identified for inclusion on the Gifted and Talented register at Gaynes?

Gifted pupils are identified with reference to data. We use CAT scores, prior attainment data and teacher assessment to nominate pupils who demonstrate strength and ability in academic subjects.

Talented pupils are identified through teacher feedback through Year 7 for subjects such as PE, Art , Drama and Music. Involvement in teams, clubs and competitions are important elements of the identification process. We also use information from primary schools and ask parents to nominate students so that we aware of the talents that our students have inside and outside of school.

Provision for Gifted and Talented at Gaynes

We will endeavour to provide all pupils with learning experiences, opportunities, challenge and enrichment which will help them to fulfil their potential to secure the highest possible levels of achievement.

All staff will be aware of the needs and abilities of the identified Gifted and Talented cohort and will cater for them in the appropriate way to ensure that they reach the highest levels of achievement.

The school will monitor and regularly track all pupils to ensure that they are not underachieving.

Students with additional needs

We will endeavour to provide all pupils with learning experiences, opportunities, challenge and enrichment which will help them to fulfil their potential to secure the highest possible levels of achievement. Additional support is made available to students with additional educational needs to allow them to access the curriculum. Please click here to find information about SEND provision in the school.