Dover College increases top GCSE grades

05 Oct 2016

Dover College today saw its GCSE results improve on last year’s figures with a rise in the top grades, an increase in pupils receiving five passes or more and an increase in the number of points per candidate.

Measuring the GCSE pupils on their potential two years ago and projected results, the average grades they achieved today were nearly one grade higher across all subjects, demonstrating the results that can be achieved by a school that has as its key strengths small class sizes and a personal approach to teaching and learning.

Once again the school produced some quite exceptional results in a number of key subjects. Of the pupils entered for French or Spanish, 50% achieved an A* and no pupils received a result lower than a B grade, with 80% achieving an A* in French. There were similar excellent results of note in Maths and English.

Gareth Doodes, Dover College’s Headmaster, explained:

“At a time when nationally pupils are achieving lower top level grades we are bucking the national trend and demonstrating that our school is delivering some excellent results, enabling pupils to achieve better grades than they would have done elsewhere. Combined with the excellent A Level grades from last week, it is clear that academic results at the College are on an upward curve, which is matched by the ever growing interest in the College and the increase of our pupil numbers in the Senior School.”