Verulam Boys surpass their target!

Verulam pupils celebrated today as they received their GCSE results. Headmaster, Paul Ramsey, was delighted that the school had again surpassed their rigorous targets. “I am pleased that the boys’ hard work has been rewarded and that their progress in English and Mathematics has been so pronounced. The boys should also be very proud of their improved performance in Science, Languages and Technology.”

5 A*- C grades including English and Maths76%80%84%83%70%75%59%
5 A*- C grades95%93%97%87%78%82%66%
C or above in English88%92%93%92%82%89%80%
C or above in Maths82%86%85%89%75%82%63%
% of Pupils achieving English Baccalaureate46%50%32%34%33%
% of Pupils expected progress in English92%87%93%94%89%86%
% of Pupils expected progress in Maths85%82%83%86%76%73%

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Please note all figures are unvalidated data and reflect the achievement of pupils at the end of KS4. Results include 5 pupils who gained English by taking IGCSE in June having not achieved a C grade in November.

DFE results for 5 A*to C including English and Maths = 72%.

GCSE Results

This is to advise you that results will be available on Thursday 21/8/14 at:

Year 11 Thursday 21st August from 10:00 a.m
Year 10 Thursday 21st August from 11:00 a.m (Core Science and Media only.)

Please note that this year results should be collected from the new 6th form centre. Please use the Jennings Rd entrance of the school.

KS5 Results Support

Year 13

Our priority is to support our Year 13 students to assist them in getting into university.  In order to do this the following will be taking place in the following days.

Friday 15 August – Mrs Armstrong, our examinations officer will be in school 9am until 12 pm, to complete any emergency remarks of exams.  This is only recommended if a university place depends on this result and has been discussed with Mr Skipper.

Mr Skipper will also be in school between 9am and 12 pm to continue to assist any student who needs support.

Monday 18 August – Mrs Miller will be in school between 9am and 12pm to continue to assist.

Tuesday 18 August – Mr Bullock will be in school between 9am and 12 pm to continue to assist.

Year 12
A number of students have seen Mr Ramsey and Mrs Harding Thursday 14 to discuss AS results.  If there are significant issues in relation to AS results remaining please make an appointment to see Mr Ramsey on Wednesday 20 August between 10am and 12 am.  Please do note that no decisions can be made about retaking AS courses until after the GCSE results are analysed.

Key Stage 5 (A Levels and equivalent)

Students succeed in new exam environment!

a levels 2014Despite the new more rigorous linear examinations Verulam students turned up trumps and achieved very pleasing results. Headmaster, Paul Ramsey, particularly relished students’ success in Mathematics and Further Mathematics. “I am delighted that 23 of our candidates achieved the top A/A* grades. It is good to see students tackling the most challenging subjects and doing so well.”

Head of Sixth Form, Robert Skipper, was delighted that so many students gained places at prestigious universities including Cambridge and the Russell Group. “It is a testimony to the hard work of pupils, staff and supportive parents.”

A*, A, B51%57%57%51%50%43%
A* to C79%81%78%77%77%69%
Average points per student794815813788742747
Average points per subject216224219209206203

Please note all figures are unvalidated data

Verulam Voice Issue 40 published

The latest online version of the Verulam Voice has been published.