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GCSE Results - 2019

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Our students have achieved an excellent set of GCSE results for the third successive year.

Nishkam's values led approach to education has helped shape the character of our year 11 students and those self-same values, such as optimism, diligence and determination have also provided GCSE results that should make all those associated with the school feel humble but proud.

It is the individual work of students that combine to create the school headlines. Those headlines this year include:

  • Attainment 8 score = 55.66; Pupil Premium Attainment 8 score = 52.07
  • Progress 8 = +0.94
  • English/maths 9-4 = 81%
  • over 25% of all grades awarded this year were the very top grades (the new grades 9, 8 and 7) and emphasises our focus on ‘excellence’; this figure compares to the 2019 national figure of 20.8%
  • our best ever percentage of pupils achieving a 'strong' pass (grade 5 or better) in both English and maths
  • a record 77% of students made better than expected progress across all eight of the subjects that they studied
  • Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores that we believe will keep the school in the top 10% of all schools nationally in both key performance categories for the third consecutive year

I am indebted to the tremendous work of all the staff at Nishkam High School that helps guide and inspire our students. I am a fortunate school Principal to work with and lead such a talented group of people.

My thanks also to parents and the wider community who have helped our children steer a path through what are regarded as the most demanding examinations of recent times. I look forward to seeing many of our students extend their journey with Nishkam by returning into our sixth form when the new academic year commences next week.


Kind Regards,

D. Kearns