Grammar School, already celebrating record IB Results for its older students,
was delighted by the GCSE success of its year 11 students.
students gained 7 or more A*/A grades, with 53 students achieving a sweep of 10
or more A* or A grades. A total of 86% of students gained at least 3 A*/A
grades, and 92% achieved the English Baccalaureate measure, reflecting the
school’s broad and balanced curriculum approach. An outstanding 24% of all
grades awarded were A*s, with 63% being A* or A.
At a time when language results, especially
among boys, are a national cause for concern, DGS saw 99% of its boys gain
A*-Cs in foreign languages, most of these with two languages. This makes DGS
almost unique in Britain as a powerhouse of language learning.
“We are very
proud of our students”, said Headmaster John Oakes, “DGS sets the highest
standards in everything we do and our results certainly reflect that, but it’s
also important to remember that alongside every set of great exam grades,
there’s a committed and focussed young adult, with a full set of 21st
century skills and a track record of extra-curricular activities, ready to
succeed in the sixth form and beyond.”