Exam Results & Timetables

GCSE Results 2014

GCSE grades across the country produced some very unexpected results in 2014, following changes to the national qualifications and assessment framework. The introduction of the English Baccalaureate has given the curriculum a more academic focus, and many of the courses previously taken by students are now worth far less than they used to be or do not count at all. Coursework has been replaced by end-of-course exams in most qualifications, and only the first attempt at the exam counts in the school’s figures.

The effect of these changes has been that many schools saw their results being significantly lower than they had predicted, with inner-city schools faring particularly badly. The differences have been so large that Ofsted inspectors have decided that the 2014 results are not comparable with those of previous years.

Harris Academy Merton’s exam results for 2014 are as follows:

70% of students achieved five GCSES at grades A*-C, and 58% did so including Maths and English.
78% of students achieved an A*-C grade in Maths and 66% in English.
67% of students achieved two grades A*-C in Science.

 

Principal of the Academy, Leo Gilbert, said:

“The results achieved by students at the Academy have improved dramatically over the past few years. In 2014, our overall results were still above national average in most areas, but were below our expectations. Despite the disappointing dip, there are individual students who did very well and I would like to congratulate and thank Year 11 and their teachers for their consistent hard work.”