2016 GCSE Exam Analysis

The Matthew Arnold School is justifiably proud of its academic achievements this year. Despite starting the academic year in special measures, the school went on to achieve its best ever GCSE results in August 2016. The number of students achieving A*-C in English and mathematics rose from 44% last year to 64% this year, an unprecedented increase. Of particular mention are English language, mathematics and history:


  • The number of students gaining A*-C in English language rose to 81%, more than 20% above the national average


  • The number of students gaining A*-C in mathematics rose to 70% this year from 49% last year


  • Half of the 80 students taking history gained an A or A* grade



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