Greenshaw may be justly proud of its success over many years in achieving the very best for its students. The school enters students across the full attainment range for examinations. It is therefore clear that the results represent significant achievements.
In 2018, Greenshaw High School celebrated the best ever GCSE results achieved by students of the school. Despite the huge changes to GCSE specifications, designed to make each more difficult, and the significant reduction in coursework, Greenshaw's students put in a record breaking stint of revision, practice and exam performance. If the previous indicator of success for schools was applied to these results, then 77% of students would have achieved five GCSE passes, including English and maths.
The core subjects of English and maths saw excellent results. One in three students achieved at least a grade 7 (an A grade in the previous system) in maths, and an even higher proportion in English. A range of other subjects including the sciences, geography and history also performed superbly. For example, nearly half of all students in biology, chemistry and physics achieved a 7 or higher.
At A level, results in 2018 demonstrated a competitive and strong performance from our sixth form students, with 21% of grades at A*/A, 49% of the grades A*/B and 75% A*-/C. The high number of A* grades came from a range of subject areas including in the arts and design courses.
There were also some exceptional individual achievements. Indip achieved 4 A* grades and deservedly gained a place at Imperial to study computing. Whilst Emily successfully achieved A*, A , A grades to secure her place at Cambridge university to read English.
Students from the Greenshaw Sixth Form go on to study at some of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country, both in established traditional courses, including medicine and dentistry and also increasingly in the creative arts. A full list of destinations can be downloaded here.
In the new way that schools are being measured, the average grade achieved is estimated to be B-, and the progress value +0.29. This means that our students attained around one quarter of a GCSE grade higher than national average progress in each of their subjects.
45% of all students in Year 11 in 2018 were entered for the English Baccalaureate.
32% of all students in Year 11 in 2018 achieved the English Baccalaureate.
The percentage of Greenshaw students staying in education or employment after Key Stage 4 was 98.8% in 2017.
A full list of our GCSE and A level results will be available shortly.
Greenshaw's entry in the School Performance Tables, published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education's website, can be accessed here.