Priestlands Celebrates Excellent GCSE Results 2019

There was much to celebrate at Priestlands School as students received their GCSE results with several records broken and many individual successes too.  Priestlands students did very well in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science sustaining high performance whilst there were also record results in Languages, PE, Statistics and Technology as well as strong performances in many other subjects. 

  • 78% of students secured the new standard pass (9-4) in English ­and Maths
  • 56% of students secured the new strong pass (9-5) in English and Maths
  • 86% of students secured grade 4 or better in English
  • 84% of students secured grade 4 or better in Maths
  • 82% of students secured 2 or more grade 4s in Science
  • A significant number of the top grades awarded including students with 9s in every subject. A phenomenal achievement!

In terms of the government’s new performance measures which apply to all schools in 2019, the provisional new “Progress 8” figure shows that, on average, students at Priestlands made significantly more progress than similar students nationally.

Headteacher, Peter Main, said: “This is a superb set of results and I am delighted for our students.  Once again, students have been rewarded for their hard work and they have exceeded expectations.  Priestlands continues to be a successful school, rooted in its community and serving the community well.  Education at Priestlands is about more than exam results.  We know that their success today means our students have been given greater choice about what to do next and we wish them well for the future.”