GCSE Results

Outstanding Grades for our GCSE Students in 2017 

Students, parents and staff at The Emmbrook School are celebrating another year of outstanding success, with fantastic results for students across the board.

Our focus on academic excellence for all has resulted in outstanding individual performances, including very strong performance at the top end:

Alexandra Baousi has achieved 13 A* and A grades, including new 9 grades in both English and English Literature. Alex is a determined student, her success is languages saw her earn an A in German and an A* in Greek.

Callum Hill achieved 11 A* and A grades, including a prestigious A^ (beyond A*) grade in Further Maths. Callum was really pleased with his three A* grades in each of the sciences, “I always struggled with Biology and got a C in my mock, so I’m really happy to get an A* in that one.”

Stephanie Hutchinson secured 11 A* and a grade 8, showing amazing talent across the curriculum. Steph, who achieved a grade 9 in maths said “I’m most surprised by maths, because I’m not naturally good at it, but did a lot of revision and after school sessions with my maths teacher, Mr Parry.”

Ellie James has 12 A* and A grade results, including the new 9 grade in both English and Maths, as well as A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Mr Whitehouse, her Geography teacher commented that “Ellie is a genius, I’m delighted to see that she has done so well.”

Sanjana Krishnamurphy achieved 10 A* and 2 A grades in a wide range of subjects, including the new 9 grade in English and English Literature. Sanjana joined us in Year 10, having moved to the UK from India, and has made outstanding progress during her time with us. Sanjana was delighted with her results and the support of her teachers, she said “the 9s that I’m holding today are because of Mrs Fyfe. She is an amazing teacher.” Sanjana was most surprised by her A at GCSE Business, as her first controlled result in the subject, just a year ago, was grade D.

Ben Lebovitch has 11 A* and A grades, achieving a rare A^ (beyond A*) grade in Further Maths and A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Mrs Panesar, his Computing teacher said “Ben is a stellar student who excelled academically and has a delightful personality, he was a joy to teach.”

A talented group of 18 Year 8 students took their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) this summer, with 15 achieving A or B grades. One pleased student today, Layla-Mae Martin, earned an A grade for her study entitled ‘The Relationship Between Humans and Horses Across the Ages in Britain’ – she said that doing this qualification now has made her more confident for her GCSEs in Year 11.

We are extremely proud of all our students and their well-deserved achievements. Alongside these high performing students, we had success across the ability range. We’re delighted to be celebrating alongside our students today, who have worked hard for their results.


Headteacher Paul O'Neill said:

“Given the strength of these results, the vast majority of our students are well prepared to progress successfully onto the next stage of their education. We’re delighted that so many have chosen to continue their studies with us in our excellent Sixth Form, which itself achieved record results last week.”


We wish all of our students continued success in the future.



Thursday 24th August 2017




2015-16 Examination Results

The Emmbrook School is delighted to celebrate the success of our students.

 GCSE Results:

It is important to us that each student be given the best chance to succeed. Therefore some of our students were given multiple attempts to secure the best possible grade in English and Maths. This means that there is a difference between our first results (the grades achieved by students on their first sitting of an exam) and our best results (the actual grades achieved by students overall).


GCSE Result Table

GCSE Results comparison graphs

GCSE Results Comparison 


There was considerable success for students achieving top pass grades. An impressive 46% of all students received at least one A* or A grade, with a group of 15 students securing A* or A passes across 9 or more subjects. 1 in 5 of all results were A grade, with around a quarter of those grades reaching A*.

There was significant success in a wide range of subjects, with over a quarter of all passes at A* and A grade in Maths and Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Computing and IT, Art, Business Studies, Drama, History, Music and Spanish.

For further details please consult the DFE performance webpage


Top grades improve by 2% with almost 25% of all grades being A* and A and almost 25% of all students getting at least 5+ A* and A grades.
The 5+ A*-C including English and Maths was down at 59% even though the pass rate for both English and Maths was over 70% A*-C  for all students. The school is disappointed that once again the grade mark boundaries for the  Edexcel GCSE Maths course were altered after the students had completed the examinations and which had a significant impact upon our pass rate.
Record results for the Science department with 100% A*-C at Triple Science and 75% A*-C in the Additional Science.
The Creative and Expressive Arts subjects have all done well with Drama and Music achieving 100% A*-C and  Art achieving 99% A*-C
All three Modern Foreign Languages (French, German and Spanish) achieved over 80% A*-C grades.

Over 76% of the two hundred students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades including both English and Maths ( each of which achieved a fantastic 82% A*-C pass rate with an astonishing 24% at grade A* or A). Overall, 80% of our students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades. The average points score per student rose to 433.  

2013 GCSE Results Headlines:

5+ A*-C = 85%

English A*-C Pass Rate = 79%

Maths A*-C Pass Rate = 78%