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Best Ever Results as Uffculme Exceeds Expectations
Uffculme School students and staff are celebrating the best ever set of exam results as an astonishing 84% of the year group achieved the gold standard of 5 or more A*-C results including English and Maths in this year’s GCSEs. These remarkable results are the culmination of five years of hard work and reflect students’ outstanding commitment to their studies alongside the very positive relationships which they have built up with their teachers.
Headteacher Lorraine Heath said “We are all absolutely delighted that these young people have done so well. They are without doubt the best results in the history of the school. Despite a national context of rising grade boundaries and mixed messages around the validity of GCSES, the students have secured outcomes which are truly exceptional. They prove that the powerful combination of a strong culture which values hard work and success, talented young people, determination and excellent teaching really does pay off. The results achieved this year exceed even our most ambitious projections and this is the fifth consecutive year that at least 80% of the cohort have achieved 5 or more A*-C passes including English and Maths. To maintain such high levels of performance while there is mounting pressure on the system to meet increasingly demanding standards is undoubtedly excellent. These students can be justifiably proud of their achievements, secure in the knowledge that they can now go on to do whatever they want.
Other key headlines include 90% of students achieving at least 5 passes at A*-C; 100% achieving at least 5 GCSEs A*-G and an exceptional number of grades being awarded at A and A*.
As always there are some wonderful individual achievements: these include Susie Chappell with 11 A*, Isaac Hicks: 10 A*, Johnny Atkinson, Grace Barnes, Tom Snaith, and Emily Wright all with 9 A* and Pheobe Killen, Jade Richards and Lauren Stack all with 8 A* grades. In total there were 15 students who passed all their subjects with A* and A grades whilst nearly 30% of the cohort (51 students) achieved at least 8 passes at A and A*.
Congratulations to all of the students and staff of Uffculme School.
Ofsted Outstanding Again!
We are extremely proud that the recent inspection by Ofsted judged Uffculme School to be Outstanding in all respects. Inspectors were impressed with all aspects of school life but in particular the way in which the school works as a harmonious learning community. Praise was given to teachers for their commitment to delivering high quality lessons and to the students for their outstanding attitudes to learning. The report identifies the spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision as being particularly strong and judges the school’s work to keep students safe and secure to be outstanding. Students make outstanding progress and achieve highly whilst behaviour is described as “exemplary”.
The full report can be read here - Ofsted 2014