GCSE Results Day 2023

There were ecstatic scenes at De Lisle this morning as students collected their GCSE and level 2 BTEC results.  Following on from exceptional A level results last week, De Lisle students have once again bucked the national trend.  Despite a return to pre-pandemic grading across the country, results at De Lisle are even better than they were last year! The proportion of GCSE entries at grade 7 or higher is an incredible 36%, compared with 21% nationally in 2019.  67% of students achieved at least grade 5 in both English and maths, compared with 43% of students nationally in 2019.  Whilst the headline figures are undeniable impressive, the real success stories lie with individual students.    Ashton and Jessica both achieved straight grade 9s, whilst Charlotte secured eight grade 9s and a grade 8.  A quarter of the whole Year 11 cohort achieved at least one grade 9, and an amazing 20 students passed all their exams at grade 7 or above.

Performance across all qualifications has been exceptional – both core and option subjects.  We are particularly delighted that students following vocational programmes have done so well.  Almost every student secured at least a level 2 pass (equivalent to grade 4 at GCSE) in animal care and health and social care.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming many of our Year 11 students into the Sixth Form (along with applicants from other schools) as they embark on the next stage of their education with us.

We wish all our students the best of luck for the future.

Headteacher, John Pye, commented:

“We are so proud of our students.  They have worked consistently hard through the difficult months of the pandemic and its aftermath, maintaining focus and showing tremendous resilience.  The staff at De Lisle have been relentless in their support.  I am delighted that everyone’s hard work has paid off with such stunning results.”