St John’s School in Marlborough has received national recognition for the proportion of top grades achieved by its pupils in the GCSE examinations in 2011. St John’s qualified as one of the top 10% of non-selective schools in England where at least 19% of students gained 5A*-A grades including English and Maths in 2011.
Every school in the country has been ranked according to how well they performed in their GCSE results in 2011 in new rankings released by SSAT- the representative body for schools.
The new rankings, calculated by SSAT using official data, raise the bar for schools by only counting the school’s performance at the highest GCSE grades- A* and A- reflecting schools’ desire to achieve the very best results for their students.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
“St John’s should be congratulated for their stunning achievement in securing some of the best GCSE results in the country. St John’s has proved itself to be one of the best schools in the country at securing superb GCSE outcomes for their students. There is plenty that other schools could learn from St John’s School’s success.
“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at St John’s and a vindication of their belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person.
Successful schools like St John’s understand the value of data, such as these attainment measures, in helping to ensure that all young people perform to the very best of their ability. The attainment measures show how schools are focused on their performance of all their students”.
In 2011 86% of the GCSE students at St John’s achieved five or more A* to C grade GCSEs and 75% achieved five or more A* to C Grades including English & Maths, placing St John’s as one of the top performing state schools in the country.