Saw this on the KECHB website and thought it was worthwhile resurrecting this old thread:
After achieving our record GCSE results in 2009 the Lower Sixth maintained the quality of their performance in the recent AS examinations. Even though the year group is the largest the school has had in the Sixth Form the percentage A grades (63.
, A/B with General Studies (83.8%) and without General Studies (84.7%) are all new school records...Some 77 students achieved at least 3 A grades, 57 at least 4 grades and 44 at least 5 A grades !
At GCSE school records were broken for the second year in succession. 89.1% of all GCSE’s were at A*/A grades and a staggering 57.6% were at A* grade...Fifty four out of a year group of 92 achieved straight A*/A grades. 95% of students in the year group achieved at least 5A*/A grades.
(2005/2007 were both very large year groups and, probably not coincidentally, had distinctly lower GCSE results than 2006/2008).
I think it's apparent that CEM is having some sort of effect, at CHB at any rate, but the detailed 2009/10 results aren't on the website so it isn't possible to see what's happening lower down the scale.
Forgot to say, if you are really looking for the difference it might have made, it would be at the lower end for grammar school i.e. how many got C's and lower despite all the advantage of being at a good school, then and now.
Detailed GCSE results for 09/10 are now on the website, the grade breakdown is:
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