GCSE Results 2023

Celebrating Success at Gad’s Hill School

In summer 2023, several Upper Fifth pupils achieved outstanding individual successes, gaining grades 7-9 in multiple subjects. As in previous years, our ‘value added’ data remains impressive: most pupils make progress far beyond their (nationally standardised) expectations. In summer 2023, for example, Food and Nutrition grades were on average 2.3 grades higher than would have been expected of that cohort of pupils. History results were on average 2 whole grades higher than expected, Geography outcomes were +1.4 grades above expectation, Art was +1.4, English Literature +0.9, Drama +0.8, and Computer Science and English Language grades were both on average half a grade higher than expectations.

The first-choice destination for our Upper Fifth leavers continues to be local grammar schools – with 32% of pupils this summer gaining places at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School, Fort Pitt, Chatham Girls Grammar, Invicta Girls Grammar and Wilmington Grammar. Meanwhile other talented Upper Fifths are leaving Gad’s Hill for exciting opportunities at the BRITT School and Dartford Football Academy, or have gained places in highly selective apprenticeship programmes.

As ever, pupil success in gaining qualifications extends beyond GCSE – our pupils enjoyed an outstanding year of achievement in Institute of Leadership & Management qualifications, BTECs, LAMDA awards and Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver awards.

Qualifications achieved at Gad’s Hill School Summer 2023

GCSE

Grade
Subject No of pupils 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Gad’s Hill 4+ pass rate Eng av 4+ pass rate 2023 (9-4) Gad’s Hill 5+ pass rate Eng av 5+ pass rate 2023 (9-5) Gad’s Hill 7+ pass rate England average 7+ pass rate 2023 (9-7)
English Language 28 3 5 3 4 7 5 1 79% 64% 54% 48% 29% 16%
English Literature 27 2 2 4 5 5 5 4 85% 74% 67% 58% 30% 21%
Maths 28 1 2 4 11 7 2 1 89% 61% 64% 43% 11% 17%
Biology 23 1 3 3 6 5 5 78% 89% 57% 79% 17% 42%
Chemistry 23 1 3 1 5 7 6 74% 90% 43% 79% 17% 44%
Physics 23 2 1 2 6 8 4 83% 90% 48% 80% 13% 43%
Science trilogy double award 4 1 3 3 1 50% 56% 13% 36% 0% 8%
Art 4 1 1 1 1 100% 76% 75% 60% 25% 24%
Drama 8 2 2 3 1 88% 76% 88% 62% 25% 26%
DT 9 1 2 2 3 1 56% 64% 33% 50% 0% 21%
Food Nutrition 4 1 1 2 100% 66% 100% 50% 50% 19%
Spanish 2 1 2 3 63% 69% 38% 54% 0% 26%
PE 14 3 4 1 5 1 57% 72% 50% 58% 0% 23%
Geography 12 4 2 1 2 1 2 83% 65% 75% 52% 50% 24%
History 9 3 1 2 1 1 1 89% 63% 78% 52% 44% 25%
Computing 8 1 3 1 2 1 88% 65% 63% 52% 13% 24%
Statistics 7 1 2 3 1 100% 70% 100% 51% 86% 21%

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a well-known and highly valued qualification that typifies what we expect from a pupil at Gad’s Hill School: a sense of adventure, a commitment to working in the community, to being creative and to being able to work as a team.

In the last academic year:

  • 19 pupils completed the Bronze Award
  • 9 pupils completed the Silver Award

Institute of Leadership and Management Award Level 2

In the last academic year all students in the Upper Fifth worked towards and achieved their Level 2 diploma with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

This qualification focusses on communication, working with people, and providing direction in order to be a successful leader.

BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development

In the last academic year 26 pupils achieved their Level 2 in this award. This qualification equips student with the skills and knowledge recognised as important by wider community. It helps support their development and preparation for progression into employment in the future, either directly or after further education.

BTEC Music

All 5 pupils in Upper Fifth who studied Music were awarded their BTEC qualifications in this subject.

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)

LAMDA remains a popular option for pupils across the Lower and Upper School. Pupils are examined as solo artist or in small groups.

The results for the 2 blocks that took place in 2022/23 are outstanding and we look forward to continued success this year.


First Aid At Work       

In the last academic year all Upper Fifth pupils completed their Emergency First Aid at Work certification. This qualification is an award that is vital in equipping pupils with the skills to deal with minor injuries and perhaps to save a life.

 

 

 

 

Whole School Open Day

Saturday 2nd March 

10am – 1pm