GCSE results are in…and show to be up on pre-pandemic figures
Friday, 26 August 2022
Provisional GCSE figures show an increase in overall Attainment 8 scores across Central Bedfordshire compared to 2019.
For a second time this month, Central Bedfordshire’s exam results have shown to be up on pre-pandemic figures. Today’s provisional GCSE figures show an increase in overall Attainment 8 scores across Central Bedfordshire compared to 2019.
This is the first year that students have sat formal exams since the start of the pandemic year.
Headline information on the Department for Education's (DfE) provisional Key Stage 4 data for Central Bedfordshire shows:
- overall Attainment 8 Score: 46.7. 1.9 points increase from 2019 (44.8)
- English Element Attainment 8 Score: 10.1. 0.6 points increase from 2019 (9.5)
- Mathematics Element Attainment 8 Score: 9.3. 0.2 points increase from 2019 (9.1)
- English Baccalaureate Attainment 8 Score: 13.3. 0.5 points increase from 2019 (12.8)
- Open Element Attainment 8 Score: 13.5. 0.1 points increase from 2019 (13.4)
- percentage achieving “standard pass” in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above): 69%. 5 percentage point increase from 2019 (64%)
- percentage achieving “strong pass” in English and Mathematics (Grade 5 or above): 46%. 5 percentage point increase from 2019 (41%)
- average English Baccalaureate point score: 5.0. 1.2 point increase from 2019 (3.8)
The academy’s head teacher, Mahnaz Smith, who is retiring at the end of August, said:
I am so proud and delighted to see our young people’s success, despite the adversities of the pandemic. This fantastic set of results is a testament to our students’ hard work, our diligent staff and support that our parents give so wholeheartedly. Many, many congratulations to all our amazing students.
Manshead CofE Academy
Many students are staying at Manshead to study in the Sixth Form, others are heading to local colleges or apprenticeships. The school’s head teacher, Mr McBurnie, said:
Having spoken to students collecting their results they are delighted by the results, with many staying at Manshead. After such a difficult two years for these students they have performed admirably. I wish all the Year 11 students the very best in their future endeavours.
Redborne Upper School and Community College
The school’s head teacher, Mr Olly Button, said:
Given the challenges of the last few years, we are enormously proud of all our year 11 students here at Redborne for a stunning set of GCSE results. It is incredible to see so many students overcome adversity and gain the qualifications needed to embark on the next stage of their educational career. A huge well done to all.
Councillor Sue Clark, our Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, said:
I am so proud of this year’s students who have achieved such great results after two years of pandemic disruption. All their hard work has paid off and I wish them every success in their future endeavours.
Students who have questions about their next steps can visit our careers portal, Find Your Future. which has details on education and training, choices at 14, at 16, at 18 and 19, on volunteering and apprenticeships and more!
Please also note that we have a wide range of local support to help students regarding next steps and to go through options with.