GCSE Results Day

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On Holding Your Nerve on Results Day

The saying goes, “You’re only as good as your last Progress 8 score.”  If that is true then we have got ourselves into a right mess; we’re looking down the wrong end of the telescope.  You need the wide view. Continue reading

Now is a Time for Cool Head and Warm Hearts

School will have found out their GCSE results yesterday.  There is an understandable tendency to be at one or other extreme of the emotional continuum.  Results matter a lot to teachers and school leaders. Continue reading

Don’t Rush to Calculate Progress 8 and Other Results Day Bits

There are now three results days in my calendar each year; arguably four but Key Stage 1 drifts in over a number of weeks rather than being a set day.  Starting in early July with Key Stage 2 with A-levels in mid-August followed a week later by GCSEs.  They have been a mixture of individual pupil and organisational triumphs and disasters, over the year. Continue reading


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