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An Overview of Duke of Kent School's GCSE Results 2020

The Year 11 students are celebrating a wonderful set of GCSE and IGCSE results. Some highlights include:

  • 62% of all grades are 7/8/9 (the equivalent of A or A*)
  • 100% of our students have achieved 8 GCSE passes including English Literature, English Language and Maths
  • 67% of our students achieved grades 7/8/9 in Maths (A-A*)
  • 67% of our students achieved grades 7/8/9 in English Language (A-A*)
  • 35% of the overall total grades were scored 8 or 9 (A*)
  • 94% of our students achieved grades 7/8/9 in Design Technology 
  • 90% of our students achieved grades 7/8/9/ in Art
  • 80% of our students achieved grades 7/8/9 in Spanish 
  • 98% of our students achieved grade 6 and above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Overall, students achieved an 100% pass rate for all subjects taken

There were some excellent individual performances with 62% pupils gaining Grades 7-9 (A-A*) in all
of their GCSEs. We are equally proud of all the students who have worked tirelessly during their
school career to achieve such an outstanding set of grades. The effort and determination of our
pupils has resulted in 97% of all pupil grades being above a Grade 5. This is incredible in an
inclusive setting such as ours.

Despite the problems created by COVID-19 we are delighted that our outstanding standards have been maintained and strengthened in many departments.

There was some concern nationally that the results would be reduced due to the guidelines
introduced by the exams regulator Ofqual. It is worth noting that the Duke of Kent School adhered
rigorously to the regulations outlined by Ofqual in the calculation of Centre Assessed Grades. As part
of the standardisation process, the School was required to take into account historical
performance data, in order to determine the proportion of students who achieved each grade in
previous years. This means that the individual grades that were proposed by subject teachers
may have been adjusted upwards or downwards, due to the mandatory moderation process that
was put in place.

It is extremely reassuring therefore that we have been able to post such an exceptional set results
for our vibrant and inclusive school.  We are immensely proud of the determination, effort and
purpose of this accomplished group of young people, who have had to deal with such unprecedented challenge and uncertainty at the pinnacle of their educational journey. Their capable and mature approach to their GCSE courses, over the last two years, has been appropriately rewarded and we wish them every success in their future academic endeavours.

Mr Seeley - Head of Teaching and Learning