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Exam Performance

GCSE 2018 Results

Measure Attainment Measure Attainment
    Core English 4+ 85%
Progress 8

+0.15

Core English 5+ 71%
Attainment 8 53 points Core English 7+ 28%
    Core English 9+ 5%
4+ En & Ma (Standard) 73% Core Maths 4+ 79%
5+ En & Ma (Strong) 53% Core Maths 5+ 58%
7+ En & Ma (old A*-A) 15% Core Maths 7+ 27%
    Core Maths 9+ 7%
EBacc Entered 26% Two Sciences 4+ 78%
EBacc 4+ (Standard) 23% Two Sciences 5+ 67%
EBacc 5+ (Strong) 22% Two Sciences 7+ 31%
    Two Sciences 9+ 8%

UVHS staff and students are delighted with the 2018 GCSE results. 

Acting Headteacher Matthew Hardwick said, “I would personally like to congratulate all the students, staff and parents here at UVHS for their hard work over the last 5 years, culminating in today’s nervously-awaited results. As a school, we have seen some amazing individual grades as well as some exceptional performances from subject areas. As we all know, the new GCSE exam specifications have brought much more challenge and rigour to every area of the curriculum that our students are educated in - with now a total emphasis on final exams in the majority of subjects, the pressure on both students and parents throughout the country has been immense, but the UVHS community has most certainly risen to the challenge!”

Overall UVHS has seen improvement from last year in several areas: 

  • Over 18% of students achieved at least 1 grade 9 (the much harder A*+ in old terms); 
  • 53% of students achieved at least 1 grade 9-7 (the old A-A*) compared with 46% last year;
  • Indeed, 14% of students achieved 8 or more grade 9-7 results compared with 13% last year

A Level 2018 Results

UVHS is absolutely delighted with the achievements of all students at A Level with results having come through today.

While students will individually receive their results as normal on results day, collectively and individually, the majority of schools in Cumbria and all those in the Furness Education Consortium have decided to co-ordinate publishing aggregate results data in early September. This is to allow the performance to be thoroughly checked and include the normal remarks and appeals processes. By doing this schools, the media and parents can be confident that the post-remarks data will be consistent across all schools and will be subject to little change afterwards.

The data will be published in good time, to ensure it is available to parents and pupils making decisions about secondary school applications. However, we at UVHS will still be celebrating the many individual successes of their students as they always have done.

What we can confirm is that the majority of Year 13 students hoping to go to university next year have been accepted into their first choice universities with several other offers pending.  

Quite a few students have also qualified to take up highly sought after Higher Apprenticeship Schemes including positions at BAE, Sellafield and Miller Waite, to name but three.

Head of Sixth Form, Mr Rastelli, said, “Yet again, we have a Year 13 cohort which has excelled in performance reflecting the commitment, dedication and sheer hard work that they have put into their time at UVHS, both inside and outside the classroom - they fully deserve to have achieved their excellent results. As usual, it has been an absolute privilege and pleasure working with these students and I wish them well with the bright futures ahead of each and every one of them.”