GCSE Results 2016, John Mason School

John Mason School is celebrating a rise in standards this year with the number of students achieving A* - C in English and maths up by 5% to 63% and the overall pass rate for 5A% - G rising to 98.3%.

The results this year reflect a huge amount of hard work and effort on behalf of our staff, students and their families. I am delighted that we see an upward trend – our students have worked exceptionally hard and that’s the key with GCSEs; there are no short cuts, just hard work and determination.

There are 12 students that achieved at least 8 A* and A grades this year:

Tom Hehir

11A*, 1A

Blake Strickland-Bennett

9A*, 3A

Pheobe Beckett

7A*, 4A, 1B

Ruth Foulsham

6A*, 5A, 1B

Rachel Thomas

6A*, 4A, 2B

Erin Hill

3A*, 8A, 1B

Felix Everett

2A*, 10A

Ellen Charles

4A*, 8A

Joanna Kilburn

5A*, 7A

Emily Nash

3A*, 7A, 2B

Hannah Marsh

8A, 2B, 1C

Adam Fitches

2A*, 6A, 2B, 1C

We are equally proud of those students who have made the most academic progress since leaving primary school:

Fahad Choudhury, George Faulkner, James Hancock, Olivia Hancock, Leah Heery, Benjamin Hunt, India Hunt, Jade Keady, Charlotte King, Hannah Marsh, Oscar Ganna Powell, Taylor Powell, Lauren Robins, Phoebe Rose, Jasmine Ruggiero and Blake Strickland-Bennett all made exceptional progress during their time at John Mason School. This is a testament to their application and drive to succeed; well done.

Standards in English and maths rose this year, with just under 71% of students making expected progress in both subjects and a third of students exceeding the national expectation in English and 34.5% exceeding this in maths.

Subjects which did particularly well, with the average grade being a ‘B’ or above included Art, Chemistry, Chinese, ECDL, French, Graphics, Japanese, Music, PE, Performing Arts, Statistics, Textiles and 3D Design.

This echoes the high number of students we have going to study Language and Sciences at university this year, having secured outstanding A Level results last week.

This is an excellent set of results at a time of educational instability – with no early entries, no alternative qualifications – just great teaching and learning.

A Level Exam Success!

Students in the Abingdon Consortium for Education are once again celebrating record A Level exam results. The percentage of students across Fitzharrys, John Mason and Larkmead schools achieving at least 3 A* or A grades has improved on last year’s record, and is once more above the national average. The last three years of A*-B grades also puts ACfE above the national average. AS results in Abingdon show great promise for the future, bucking the national picture of uncertainty, and rising by 14% at A-B. This represents a fantastic achievement from the students in Abingdon, proof of the consistently rising standards in our community.

“This year’s ACfE A Level results compare very favourably with schools locally and across Oxfordshire, resounding recognition of the high quality of state education in Abingdon,” said Jonathan Dennett, Head at Fitzharrys and Chair of ACfE. “It has been great to see so many smiling faces across the town as students secure places at University, an apprenticeship or a job. It’s also been a delight to hear about all the students from Abingdon who have completed their courses and are moving on to the next stage in their future.”

“Well done to students and staff for all their hard work, and congratulations to everyone for their achievements. These results are another step forward for Abingdon, and students and parents can be confident in the strength of state education in the Abingdon schools.”

Abingdon Consortium for Education (formerly 14-19 Abingdon Partnership) A Level results 2016:

Number of students 148

% entries A*-A 22%

% entries A*-B 46%

% entries A*-E 98%

At John Mason School we are once again delighted with the A level results achieved by our students this summer. These results include excellent achievement at the highest grades, and we are delighted that all of our students are now able to move on to their preferred next stage into higher education and training. - Destinations which range from gap years, apprenticeships, and a full range of universities across the country. Our results for students taught at John Mason are very pleasing: at A2 25% of grades were at A*A, over half of all grades achieved were at A*B (55.3% - the national average is 52%) and 77.3% were at A*C. We are delighted that the pass rate this year was 100%: an exceptional achievement.

Whilst we are extremely proud of the commitment and focus that all of our students have shown over the duration of their courses, there were some particular success and achievements. The highest achieving students include Bethany Dunnett (one A* grade and two A grades), and Ciaran Tracey, with three A grades.

High Attaining Students at A Level (All A*-B):

A*

A

B

Emilie Barnes

2A

1B

Edward Braddock

1A*

1A

1B

Betony Childs

1A

2B

George Doherty

1A

2B

Bethany Dunnett

1A*

2A

Connie Hedditch

1A*

2B

Eleanor Marsh

1A

2B

Lucy Roberts

1A

2B

Chris Stacey

1A

2B

Emily Tagg

2A

1B

Ciaran Tracey

3A

Lauren Woodley

1A

2B

Daniel Yates

2B

AS Level

At AS too there were some exceptional individual performances. Sarah Graham, Megan Underwood and Amber Wyatt achieved four A grades in their AS subjects. Ryan Wheatley, our Deputy Head Boy, received one A grade and three B grades, but his other great achievement was to be accepted onto a summer school at Harvard University in America. His application to the course was organised through The Sutton Trust. Ryan applied for his place after completing a three day application workshop in London, and was accepted, even though there were only 150 places from 1200 applicants. Ryan has been inspired by the experience and is now considering applying to Harvard next year.

A

B

C

Sophie Barker

1

1

1

Amelia Bevan

1

1

1

Rachel Bibby

1

2

Jessica Bingham

2

1

1

Bethany Crosbie

3

1

Jessie Gibbard

1

2

1

Sarah Graham

4

Sam Gubbins

3

1

Danny Kellard

1

1

2

Joe Paphitis

3

1

Hannah Ricketts

1

2

Megan Underwood

4

Jack Van Galen

3

Emily Wadsworth

3

1

Ryan Wheatley

1

3

Amber Wyatt

4

We congratulate all of our students on their well deserved success.

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