Outstanding GCSE results build upon successes of last year

GCSE pupils build upon successes of last year's outstanding public examination results

Last year, at GCSE, we celebrated the successes of the first sets of boys and girls who joined us when the School became co-educational, operating the Diamond Edge Model.  This year’s cohort has built upon those successes with some excellent results and an increase in the number of A* grades, A*– A grades and A*- B grades.

The academic success of Clifton High boys and girls has been testament to their hard work and dedication and also the first-class teaching they have received at Clifton High.  Clifton High School places great emphasis on working to ensure that pupils make excellent progress in reaching the standards of which they are capable, and indeed this year 93% of our pupils at GCSE level performed at or above expectation.  Excellent grades in particular were seen in the separate sciences, mathematics and languages, both ancient and modern. There were impressive individual performances from both boys and girls, with many scoring full UMS marks in some of their modules. 


100% of the pupils achieved at least 6 A* to C grades, including English, Mathematics and the separate Sciences

Across our 17 subjects at GCSE over 99% of grades awarded were A* - C

Over 50% of grades were A* or A

Over 80% of grades were A* to B


Our recent ISI report states: “pupils’ attainment at both GCSE and A level together with standardised measures of progress, indicate that they make progress in the senior school that is high in relation to the average for pupils of similar abilities.  The proportion of pupils gaining the highest grades at both GCSE and        A level is well above national averages.” 

Dr Alison Neill says: “These results are excellent and have been achieved alongside a rich and busy extra-curricular programme. This group of pupils receiving their results have made a huge contribution to school life.  Many have played for one of the School’s sports teams as well as teams outside of school.  They have played in the orchestras, sung in the choir, performed on stage, participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, raised money for the School’s charities and volunteered in the wider community.  They are an ambitious, energetic and engaging group of young people and we are looking forward to them starting as sixth form students at Clifton High School in September.”