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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

GCSE Results 2019

GCSE Exam Results 2019

‘Some truly outstanding results this year have been achieved through the hard work and determination of our staff and students. Congratulations!” said Mrs McLintock, Headteacher. ‘This success can be clearly seen in the school’s consistent improvement, resulting in 33 grade 9’s across 11 different subjects including English, Maths and Triple Science. The grade 9’s are only awarded to the absolute top students across the country, meaning that a number of our students were in the top 3-6% in their subject, in England. In addition, we got 69 grade 8s and are proud that every BTEC subject got at least one Distinction* with the students achieving a total of 29 Distinction*. Amazing results!’

‘Our students have worked hard and been determined to succeed; it was a pleasure to see them grow over the past year to gain such well-deserved results. I am looking forward to seeing so many of them staying in our sixth form, where in addition to the A level and BTEC, they develop their leadership and employability skills through qualifications and our work experience programme’ said Miss Sparks, the Head of Year 11. Miss Sparks was delighted to see so many students open their exam results with smiles and excitement.

Well done to all Sir William Ramsay students!

A few the top performers at Sir William Ramsay School were:

  • Hannah H achieved 7 x grade 9 and 2 x grade 8
  • Govinder T achieved 4 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8, 2 x grade 7, level 2 Distinction* and an ‘A’ grade (certificate for further maths)
  •  Sophia C achieved 5x grade 9, 2 x grade 8, 1 x grade 6 and 1 grade 5.
  • Amani H achieved 1 x grade 9, 5 x grade 8 and 3 x grade 7.
  • Nathan T achieved 2 x grade 9, 3 x grade 8 and 3 x grade 7.

Subjects which achieved grade 9 was achieved: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History, Spanish, Geography, Philosophy and Ethics, and Art and Design.

Subjects which achieved BTEC Distinction starred: Business Studies, Engineering, Drama, Health and Social Care, Media Studies, Music and Sport.

Photos below, happy faces…

Picture: Govinder T, Hayley R (with her Father), Nathan T, Sunit S and Alisha R


Picture: Miss Sparks (Head of Year 11), Sam W (with her mother), Mrs Thomas (Pastoral Manager for Year 11), Abigail K (with her mother), Isaac M, Alex H, Kuba P and Kaya C


Further information to help understand the results:

With the new changes most subjects, other than English and Maths, were graded 9-1 this year, with 9 being the highest grade.

The 9-1 grade scale is not directly equivalent to the old A*-G scale. However, there are grade comparison points:

  • The grade 7 is equivalent to a grade A.
  • The grade 4 is equivalent to a grade C

The government and Department for Education (DfE) have specified that the new GCSE syllabuses include more challenging and knowledge-based content with exams only at the end of the course. This means it is difficult to make comparisons with the results of previous years, and as these are new qualifications in their first year with more challenging content and a different assessment regime.