Outstanding GCSE results underline students’ Strength of Mind at Ratcliffe - Ratcliffe College

Outstanding GCSE results underline students’ Strength of Mind at Ratcliffe

All School News | 22.08.2019

Students at Ratcliffe College celebrated outstanding GCSE results this year.  Following on from the College’s excellent A Level results, which once again placed the School in the top 10% nationally by value added, these wonderful GCSE results reflect the superb teaching and learning at Ratcliffe, underpinned by the College’s inclusive ethos.

The College is delighted with the increase in this year’s overall pass rate, with 94% of all grades C/4 or better and 47% of all grades were A*/A or 7/8/9.

Headmaster, Mr Jonathan Reddin commented: “As part of our Vision to develop students’ strength of mind, we encourage them to be truly independent thinkers and to think ‘big’ ideas, using their creative instincts. We have empowered them to develop resilience through a growth mindset adopting a not yet… rather than a can’t do…. attitude to their learning and their personal development.”

“We are incredibly proud of our students’ academic achievements this year and of the unstinting commitment of their teachers and support staff.  We look forward to the year group’s continued success as they begin their next phase of education in the Sixth Form.”


Some of our students had great things to say about their results and their time here at Ratcliffe:

Annabel Mills achieved four 9s, four 8s and two 7s and an A in Further Mathematics and said: “honestly, I am so happy and amazed!  My Dad is so proud.  I’ve been at Ratcliffe since the age of three and am looking forward to the Sixth Form here.  I will be weekly boarding for the first time, which will help me study better, saving on travel time and make friends with people in each year.”

Archie Heaney gained four 9s, four 8s, a 7 and a 6 and an A* in Further Mathematics.  He said: “my experience at Ratcliffe has been so good, I’ve made some amazing friends and the sense of community here is very special.  These results are the cherry on top!”

Thomas Leite achieved four 9s, four 8s, two 7s and a B in Further Mathematics and said: “I’m really pleased with my results; it is such a relief having put so much work into this!  The support from teachers has been brilliant – they really helped us all so much”.

Eleanor Shaw achieved two 9s, six 8s, a 7 and a 6.  She said: “I’m really relieved because I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’m hoping to be a Sports Psychologist.  I’ve been a Sports Scholar at Ratcliffe since Year 7 which has given me many opportunities to play in school teams such as hockey, netball and rounders and given me extra confidence and belief in my sport.”

Krishnan Jivanji achieved a 9, seven 8s and two 7s.  He said: “I’m so surprised to have achieved these results and I’m really looking forward to telling my family.  I’m keen to do A Levels in Maths, Chemistry and Physics and hopefully go on to a good university afterwards”.

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