GCSE Results

Students and staff  are once again celebrating a tremendous set of GCSE results. Group (Medium) A staggering 84% of boys achieved an A*-C in GCSE Maths, securing our Maths department’s reputation as one of the strongest in Cheshire East.  With 75% of students achieving a GCSE in English Language/Literature and 69% achieving at least 1 Science GCSE it would be surprising if, as last year, Sandbach School is not one of the top performing non selective boys schools in the North West.

Head teacher Mrs Burns congratulated students and staff on their results. She commented “They reflect not only the hard work during year 11 but across the past 5 years at school. With so many changes to GCSEs students were understandably anxious about the results and we are delighted that so many of them have secured the grades that they need to follow their chosen pathway post 16.”

Ten students achieved notable individual results achieving 8 or more A*/A grades across their chosen subjects. Will Bloor (Medium)Josh Betteley (4A*, 4A, 1B), William Bloor (6A*, 3A), Filip Labecki (5A*, 4A), Jay Mayer (7A*, 2A), Kyle Mellor (9A), Owen Proctor (6As, 2A*, 1B), Matthew Reel (3A*, 6A), Peter Stillwell (4A*, 4A, 1B), Marcus Waldron (8A, 1B) and Alex Watson (2A*, 6A) .

We are thrilled that many of our students have already enrolled for the Sixth Form and that a number of external students, including girls have been in touch to confirm their places. However, today is always a very busy day for schools and students receiving results and enrolment will continue during the next few days and in September.

There have been some other notable and very impressive performances within many curriculum areas.

Product Design students have excelled, with an impressive 90% achieving A*-C grades (40% of which were A*/A). Fresh back from representing the school at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, our musicians are celebrating again with 87% achieving A*-C grades, an impressive 67% of which are A*/A grades. Art and Design students have enjoyed similar success with 88% receiving A*-C grades.

Our Triple Scientists truly have excelled. Biology students achieved 100% A*-C grades. Chemistry results stand atover 97% A*-C grades, with 47% of students exceeding the expected level of progress. Similarly in Physics 95% of students achieved A*-C grades, a remarkable 44% of which are A*/A grades. An impressive 96% of our GCSE Computing students also achieved A*-C grades whilst PE students have proved their prowess in the classroom matches that on the field with 84%Jay Mayer (Medium) achieving A*-C grades.

For the first time this year, we ran the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) course, which is equivalent to 1 GCSE. The 14 students that took the qualification enjoyed a 100% pass rate with 92% passing with distinction (equivalent to A*).

There have also been some exceptional personal achievements across the cohort, with many students exceeding their target grades in a number of subjects and making outstanding progress. Robert Baugh and Christopher Oldham are excellent examples, exceeding target grades in 7 and 8 subjects respectively.

Subject Sandbach School A*-A % Boys National  A*-A % Sandbach School A*-C % Boys National A*-C %
Art 20.4 12.8 87.8 64.1
Art Graphics 14.3 12.8 77.1 64.1
Biology 35.9 37.4 100 90
Business Studies 15.4 15 61.5 62.7
Catering 23.8 4.2 69 44
Chemistry 38.5 39.9 97.4 90.1
Computing 16 20.5 96 63.9
Drama 27.8 16.8 68.5 65.5
English Language 7.3 9.6 64.9 57.7
English Literature 17.6 15.2 69.8 68.4
French 9.1 19.1 84.8 64.5
Geography 27.5 22.4 77.5 65.3
German 10.7 19 96.4 69.3
History 27.7 23.7 64.3 64.9
I.T. 15.9 17.8 84.1 66.4
Mathematics 23.3 17.3 84 63.9
Music 66.7 28.6 86.7 72.7
P.E 18.6 16.8 83.7 68.7
Physics 43.6 42.7 94.9 91.8
Product Design 40.4 11.9 89.5 53.5
Science Additional 8.7 5.5 66.7 53.4
Science Core 8.4 5.5 60.2 53.4
Indicates 2% greater than National Average

Results: A* – G.

M Adams 9; C Aherne 9; S Allcock 9; K Anderson 9; I Austin 9; K Bailey 9; K Bailey 9; H Baker 9; J Baker 9; S Baldwin 9; L Barker 9; O Barker 10; C Barnes 7; J Barnes 5; P Barwick 9; R Baugh 9; J Bayes 9; L Bebbington 9; C Beech 9; B Bendall 9; J Bennion 9; J Betteley 10; E Black 7; C Blake 9; D Bloor 8; W Bloor 10; O Boon 9; H Bostock 9; T Boulton 9; J Branson 9; J Broad 8; J Broadhead 9; B Brogan 8; A Buddle 9; H Bunn 9; T Burkinshaw 9; J Burns 9; J Burns 9; A Caines 9; L Cardno 8; C Clarke 9; R Clayton 9; H Collins 8; B Cooper 10; J Cope 1; T Cotton 9; T Coulter 9; K Coyle 9; A Critchley 9; M Cruxton 6; W Dakin 9; J Davies 9; T Deathridge 9; O Dernie 10; F Dobberson 9; C Dolan 8; M Downing 6; C Dunn 9; C Edwards 9; C Ellam 9; G Elliott 9; J Elsby 6; T Evers 9; J Finucane 9; R Fisher 9; A Fitton 9; A Ford 9; C Forster 8; L Foxall 9; K Furse 10; J Goodier 8; R Gordon 8; N Grasmeder 9; J Green 10; B Hadaway 9; D Hall 9; D Hanson-Isasi 10; S Hardacre 9; J Hassall 7; S Heaton 9; J Henderson 7; J Hill 8; L Hillyer 9; J Holland 9; P Holland 9; P Holmes 9; D Holt 9; J Holt 9; B Howarth 9; J Hudson 9; R Hudson 9; C Hulse 9; J Hulse 9; M Hurst 10; S Ikin 9; A Ingram 9; A Irlam-Mowbray 9; A Isherwood 9; D Isherwood 9; J Isherwood 9; A Jones 9; J Jones 9; M Jones 9; N Jones 8; B Kelly 9; E Kerry 9; J Kerry 8; J Kimber 9; F Labecki 10; M Lawrence 9; J Lea 6; T Lea 9; J Leadbeater 9; C Leigh 9; C Linsey-Green 9; J Machell 9; C Macpherson 9; C Maddocks 9; M Mason 9; J Mayer 10; K Mellor 10; J Merner 9; S Middleton 8; J Miles 9; T Morgan 8; J Morris 9; J Moscati 10; J Murphy 9; W Murphy 9; H Myers 9; S Newman 9; R O’Connor 9; C Oldham 9; J Ormrod 9; J Parry 6; J Parry 8; W Phillips 9; L Pickles 9; C Platt 9; A Pountain 9; R Powell 6; O Procter 9; J Ravenscroft 9; M Reade 9; T Reaney 9; M Reel 10; L Renshaw 9; J Richards 9; C Robertson 9; A Robinson 9; J Rookes 9; G Royle 9; W Rushton 9; C Sale 9; A Sands 9; B Searles 8; J Sehne 9; E Shirvington 9; O Simpson 9; T Sims 8; J Skellern 9; C Smith 9; C Smith 9; R Spry 9; J Spurrier 9; F Stephenson 9; P Stilwell 10; J Stirk 9; N Stockton 9; B Stoker 9; G Sutcliffe 10; C Taylor 8; E Taylor 9; J Tew 10; B Thomson 9; C Thomson 9; H Thorn 9; J Thorne 9; J Tonks 6; M Tunney 7; L Turner 7; T Wade 9; M Waldron 9; J Walker 9; H Ward 9; A Watson 10; M Weatherby 9; S Wenlock-Smith 9; J White 9; T White 9; L Whitehead 10; J Williams 5; B Wilson 3; B Wilson 9; A Winnett 9; J Woodruff 9; C Worrall 9; G Wright 9; E Wynne 9; R Zissler 9;