Despite the confusion surrounding GCSE examinations this year, there was much delight at Manor House School on Thursday 20 August when Year 11 pupils received their GCSE results, as can be seen in the image above. The uncertainty that has surrounded GCSEs over the past few months, and in particular, in the run-up to the publication of results was finally laid to rest. After teachers at Manor House went through a rigorous and robust process of centre assessed grading, the girls got the excellent set of results that they so richly deserved.
Two thirds of all grades were 9-7 with a fifth being awarded the highest grade of a 9
In nine separate subjects, every single pupil gained a grade 9-7, including in the Arts (Drama, Art and Music), French, Classics and Religious Studies
Every pupil gained two Science GCSEs with 100% 9-7 in Biology and Chemistry and 91% in Physics
97% of girls achieved 8 or more GCSEs including English and Maths
On average, the class of 2020 achieved 1 grade higher in all of their GCSEs subjects compared to girls of a similar ability in other schools (Source CEM), regardless of our pupils’ starting points
One pupil gained grade 9 in all ten of her GCSEs with others gaining eight or nine of these top grades!
Manor House School pupils celebrated some excellent headline GCSE results in 2019 when over half of all GCSE grades achieved 9-7. This follows on from the school’s very successful GCSE results in 2018 and consistently strong GCSE performance in prior years.
Over 90% of pupils gained a 9-7 in Biology, as well as in French, German, Latin, History and Music. In fact, there were eight subjects where more than 75% of the cohort gained 9-7 grades, the equivalent to the old A*-A grade.
The English Department performed well with 21% of girls gaining a 9 in English Language or Literature and 61% of all English results scoring a celebratory 9-7.
Every single pupil gained a 9-4 in Sciences (separate or combined), a department that regularly delivers strong results year on year. Specifically, 54% of all those who took Biology gained a 9.
Over half of all grades in Art were 9-7.
Overall, 55% of all pupils achieved grades 9–7, compared with 21% nationally. Fourteen per cent of all grades achieved the highest score of 9, with 36% of all grades achieving 9-8.
Pupils progress onto a variety of local independent and mainstream sixth forms and colleges including Reed’s, CLFS, St John’s, Reigate Grammar, The Howard of Effingham, George Abbott and Godalming College.
MidYIS is a computer-adaptive assessment for pupils aged 11 to 14, that provides information to help identify a pupil’s strengths and weaknesses, and forecast how they are likely to perform at GCSE. Manor House School typically achieves at least 1 grade higher per subject than would have been expected for a pupil in their GCSE results, based on MidYis data. Performance is on average over ½ grade higher compared to girls in other independent schools.