GCSE results day in Dorset

GCSE results day in Dorset

Published by George Sharpe at 7:53am 22nd August 2019. (Updated at 1:43pm 22nd August 2019)

Pupils across the county are heading back to school today to collect their GCSE results.

It's the second year since the government reformed the grading system. Rather than the old lettered grades, pupils now receive numerical ones. 

How did your school do overall? We'll be updating this article with each school as we get results in.

Thomas Hardye School - Dorchester

The results are in and students at Thomas Hardye school in Dorchester have reached record results in maths and english. 76% of students got 5 passes including English and maths. 

  • 76% 5 passes including English and maths
  • 79% 5 passes at grades 4-9
  • 83% pass rate for maths
  • 88% pass rate in English

Headteacher, Mike Foley said:

"The exam system is being turned upside down, at GCSE and A level, and teachers have done a magnificent job to navigate us through such a turbulent period. Congratulations to all students who have achieved these results following such radical and demanding change.

"I am particularly pleased that there has been more recognition of the full range of student achievement from grades 1 to 9 this year. The danger of the new system is that it fails to give recognition to those students who have worked really hard but fail to reach a grade 4. As the system develops that problem needs to be addressed.”

Atlantic Academy - Portland

Students at Atlantic Academy were also celebrating their results today. Over 68% of students gained 5 or more GCSE's. 

Lesley Bishop, Principal of Secondary Education at Atlantic Academy said:

"All the students that have come in today have been incredibly pleased with the results they got.

Talking about their success she said:

"It's pretty much down to the students. Their confidence has changed, they're totally committed.

"They've worked hard all through the year, because obviously they've had a lot of change. They've been on this two year journey but they've believed in everything we said, they've believed in themselves, they've believed in each other and they've worked hard and worked as a team... I'm delighted for them."

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