It’s GCSE results day and whilst its been a tough year, it’s great to see top grades across local schools.

Below we will be talking about the numbers based grading system, if your mind is still fixed to the letter based system we have included a handy chart from Ofqual.

Stafford Grammar School

Stafford Grammar school is consistently one of the top schools in Staffordshire. In 2018 74% of A-level results were A*-B grades.

Key Results

100% of students got grades between 9 and 4

100% of students got between 9 and 5 in core subjects; Maths, English, and Science

66% of students got the top marks between 9 and 7

Headmaster, Lee Thomas said

“I am incredibly proud of our GCSE students and pleased that they have been officially awarded their Centre Assessment Grades. Despite the challenging circumstances for students this year, it is right that their hard work and academic potential throughout their GCSE courses is recognised and rewarded. I am delighted that our focus on enabling the best in every student, and the
consistent hard work of pupils and teachers, has been acknowledged with these fantastic results.”

It was a golden day for Stafford Grammar School pupil Luke Turnbull who chalked-up perfect marks in 10 GCSE subjects.

The highest achievers included:

Baha Baker who achieved 9 grade 9s and 1 grade 8.
Adam Firth who achieved 9 grade 9s and 1 grade 8.
Alice Chandler who achieved 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s.
Arjun Mahal who achieved 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s.
Tristan Van der Linden who achieved 8 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1
grade 7.
Emily Lucas who achieved 7 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s.

Other students who achieved all 9-7 grades were: Siddhant Gupta,
Ethan Holmes, Emilia Levitt, Lucy Sheldon, Lauren Barnett, Ben
Talbot, Ebony Seed, Affan Haque and Harriet Smith


Blessed William Howard

Mr K Brown, Principal at Blessed William Howard, shared his congratulations with the students, “Congratulations to all our Year 11 students. We wish you the very best and we are here to help and support you if you feel you need it.”

Top performers include:

Daisy Lightfoot – 9 grade 9’s and 1 grade 8

Harvey Challinor – 7 grade 9’s and 2 grade 8’s

George Round – 6 grade 9’s, 2 grade 8’s and 1 grade 7


St Dominic’s

Mrs Harrison, Headteacher, is delighted once again to announce excellent GCSE results in what has been a very difficult year, and thanks students, parents and teachers for their incredible ability to adapt to and embrace the virtual learning environment in which the full curriculum has continued to be delivered during ‘lockdown’.

Key Results

100% of students have exceeded their predicted grades

100% of students have been accepted into ‘next step’ choice of education

63% of students have been awarded 1 or more grade 8 or above (High A/A* equivalent)


Mrs Rebecca Harrison, Headteacher, said –

“It has been a very challenging year for all children, and both myself and my teaching staff are so thrilled that our students have continued to work extremely hard throughout this unprecedented time. Our Year 11s excellent results reflect their commitment and dedication to their studies despite all the obstacles that they have faced since March, and to be able to announce that 100% have achieved their predicted grades and have been accepted into their ‘next step’ choice of education, makes me so proud to be Headteacher at this unique school.”


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