Congratulations to all students at Richard Lander School who have gained excellent results this year (2017).
Nearly 70% of students gained 5 or more good passes including English and maths. Our English results were a particular highlight with over 85% of students gaining a level 4 or above – which is the new grading system corresponding to the old A*-C grade.
30% of our students gained 3 or more A/A* grades (or the equivalent grade in English / maths)
More than 20% of students gained 5 or more A/A* or equivalent grades.
Overall, it is difficult to compare this year’s results with previous years as there has been so much change with new exam syllabi and a 9-1 numbering system replacing the A*-G lettering system in English and maths. That said, our early analysis of results is very encouraging indeed. Congratulations to all students who have worked so hard to gain these results.
A special mention to the following students who gained 10 or more A/A* grades or equivalent: Finn Howard (13), Josephine Cowley (12), Lottie Shipp (12), Madelaine Collins (11), Dulcie Havers (11), Benjamin Keast (11), Kitty McDermott (11), Zak Minett (11), Jools Clarke (10), Meryn George-Carter (10), Nathan Lawrence (10), Cailtin Marshall (10), Jenna Michaels (10), Alexander Moreman (10), Amelia Sharp (10), Emily Smith (10)
Aside from this there were many personal triumphs where individuals saw focus, hard work and determination provide them with what they needed to follow their future dreams. Congratulations to all of our students and we wish you the very best in your 'life after Lander' adventures!
From 2016, a school’s success is to be measured by Attainment 8 and Progress 8. These measures are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum at KS4. Attainment 8 is a students’ average achievement across eight subjects which must include English and Mathematics and at least 3 other English Baccalaureate subjects (Sciences, Computing, Languages and Humanities). For a student, you add up their points for their eight subjects and divide by 10 to get their Attainment 8 score. A school's Attainment 8 score is the average of all students' scores. If you are interested in learning more about these new measures please visit the AQA website or ask a teacher!