Examination Performance

Coming hard on the heels of the long-awaited ‘good’ judgement in June, the GCSE results at The Matthew Arnold School were the best ever for the third year in a row. Students celebrated record results in English and maths, with more students than ever achieving the ‘crossover’ at all levels, including the very highest.  The percentage of students gaining a grade in English and maths from 9-5 was 47%, which is an unprecedented rise of 12% on last year. The same measure for 9-4 rose to 66%, again an improvement on last year. The figures for 9-4 grades in English and maths were 80% and 70% respectively - another significant rise. Our progress 8 measure of +0.2 was positive and again, an improvement on results in 2017.

Our highest-achieving girl and boy were Holly Winters, who gained seven grade 9s and 2 grade 8s, and Chirayu Khatri, who achieved eight grade 9s and two grade 8s.   Record progress was made by Yasmin Ghachem and Dylan Harvey. Huge congratulations to them, and indeed to all our students for their effort, dedication and true MA school spirit. Future destinations include King's College, Tiffin Boys, Salesian Sixth Form, Strode's and Brooklands. We wish them all every success.

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The Matthew Arnold School Exam and Assessment Results:

  2017 2018
Progress 8 Score Average + 0.08 Average + 0.2
Attainment 8 Score 45.7 points 46.5 points
Performance at Grade 4 or above 61% 66%
Performance at Grade 5 or above 35% 47%
English Performance at Grade 4 or above 65% 80%
English Performance at Grade 5 or above 47% 54%
Maths Performance at Grade 4 or above 70% 70%
Maths Performance at Grade 5 or above 45% 50%


Please click here to see the Department for Education’s Performance Tables