GCSEs at Brampton College

GCSEs

Brampton College has a small but thriving GCSE Department under the direction of our highly experienced Head of GCSE, Susan Young.

A varied and stimulating programme is followed, students generally taking up to seven subjects. The scope of the timetable allows for a level of flexibility, thereby ensuring each student is treated as an individual.

In addition to the academic programme, GCSE students follow a compulsory PSHE course and may also participate in sixth form extracurricular activities, including sport and outings to art galleries and the theatre. Sport is an important feature of the GCSE schedule, with compulsory weekly sessions at a local sports centre. A daily registration meeting ensures that overall progress is closely monitored.

GCSE Results 2018

  • 74% 9-7 (A*/A) versus 20% nationally
  • 47% 9/8 (A*) versus 6.5% nationally (legacy)
  • 17% top grade 9 versus 4% nationally

The College excelled in subjects such as English Literature which had 80% 9-7 grades, Mathematics which had 79% 9-7, and Chemistry which had 79% A*/A grades. This is an incredible outcome, and we want to say a huge congratulations to all our students.

This is the first year in which pupils have been graded by a 1-9 number system as opposed to the traditional A*-G grading. 9 is the highest and 1 the lowest. 9, 8 and 7 correspond to the current top grades of A* and A and this has been designed to give more differentiation at the top end. 9 has been awarded to fewer pupils than A* was previously.

Daniel’s new-found confidence helped set him up for the past year. A changed and remarkably organised young man – something I’ve never encountered with him before and entirely the doing of Brampton – now has three As and three Bs to go with his A*. He enters A levels with you inspired and dedicated”.
Mr Rockman, father of Daniel who has just completed his GCSEs.