Stoke College students were celebrating excellent GCSE results today (Thursday  22nd August) with a number of pupils achieving the top grades across many of their subjects.

The school’s results were again well above national averages. The total number of GCSE’s passed at grade C/4 or above was 87%, around 17% higher than the national picture. Given the academic profile of the intake at Stoke is broadly in line with the national average, it is very pleasing to see how well Stoke students have done.

English, Mathematics and Science were all well above national averages too. English achieved 93% (grades 9-4), Mathematics 82%, Combined Science 75% and Separate Sciences 100%. The Mathematics department were especially pleased to see 20% of students achieve grades 9 – 7 (A*/A). This is almost double the national average. 

Ninety-three percent of eligible students achieving five GCSEs at grades 9-4,  (equivalent to A*-C under the old grading system) and 80% of the eligible students achieved five GCSE grades 9 – 4, including English and Maths. 

Notable achievements include Ben who achieved three Grade 8s, two grade 7s and two Grade 6s, Callum who received one Grade 8, three Grade 7s, and three Grade 6s and Anni who gained three Grade 7s and five Grade 6s.

Last year’s Sports Captain, Anneke, was very happy with her results too. She was dreading opening her results envelope but delighted with the strong grades she found inside and is looking forward to returning for A levels at Stoke College Sixth Form next term.

Headteacher, Frank Thompson, said, “We are so pleased for the students who have worked consistently hard to achieve their grades. This year the staff provided even more additional support sessions after the mocks, and combined with the hard-working response of the students, this has really paid dividends.

“We are particularly pleased with our Maths results this year where, once again, the vast majority of our students significantly exceeded expectations and with the Science results where there was such a strong pass rate.

“At Stoke College we are proudly non-selective and close working relationships with staff allow pupils to make strong progress. 

“Our small class sizes benefit pupils of all abilities and we are particularly pleased to see how pupils at each end of the academic spectrum have exceeded national expectations. 

We look forward to seeing a number of them again in September as they start their A levels.”

Stoke College is an independent day and boarding school for pupils 4-18 located on the borders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. It opened a sixth form in September 2017.

Stoke by Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8JE

Tel: +44 (0)1787 278 141