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GCSE Results Day 2023

This year, our Year 11 pupils received an expectational set of results; breaking recent School records at the very top end (grades 9 and 8).

2023 saw the return nationally to pre-pandemic grading following the removal of all additional support and adaptations, that have been in place for the last three years. This means that the proportion of each grade awarded nationally at GCSE and iGCSE is more in line with those of 2019 and before. This group of Year 11 pupils have entirely exceeded expectations, with 47% of grades achieved at 7 or above, which is more than double the national average of 22%. 

  • Over 1/3 of all grades awarded were grade 9 or 8
  • 87% of all grades awarded were grade 5 or above
  • Over a 1/5 of all pupils achieved grades 9 or 8 in at least seven different subjects

Comparatively, these grades significantly exceeded that of all pre-pandemic Clifton High cohorts since the introduction of 9-1 grading.

Subject areas where we saw great success included:

  • 41% of Mathematics grades were grades 9 or 8
  • Almost 40% of English Language grades were 9 or 8
  • Across all three Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), 21% of results awarded were the top grade 9
  • Over 1/2 of all grades awarded in Chinese, English, Food, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music and Physics were 9-7

Individual achievements included:

  • One pupil receiving grade 9s in all their subjects
  • Seven pupils were awarded at least six grade 9s
  • Over 1/5 of all pupils achieved grades 9 or 8 in at least seven different subjects
  • Ten pupils received grade A or B in the Additional Mathematics Free-Standing Mathematics Qualification (FSMQ)
  • One pupil entered for GCSE Welsh and achieved a grade A under the W JEC

This cohort have truly risen to the challenges that GCSE examinations can present, demonstrating maturity in their learning and confidence. Their results are indicative of hard working, positive and determined pupils with grades that sit at the pinnacle of national standards.

As a whole School, we congratulate all Year 11 pupils on their individual successes and commitment

As the Autumn Term fast approaches, we look forward to welcoming our Year 11 pupils to their next chapter of learning as part of our Sixth Form, representing increased independence, responsibility and academia. These students will be the first group to benefit from full access and use of the Walters Sixth Form Centre, for the duration of their A level studies. For those pupils who are departing Clifton High School, we would like to wish them the very best as they take their next steps and welcome them to return as a part of our alumni community.

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