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GCSE Exam Results 2017, Silverdale School, Sheffield - Adnaan's Story

Politics / Education Aug 24, 2017 - 09:53 AM GMT

By: N_Walayat


It's GCSE results day today, so 16 year olds across England and Wales will have been busy popping down to their secondary schools to find out if they managed to get their requisite GCSE grades for the courses they intend enrolling on for September start.

Overall minimum pass grades awarded of C/4 are marginally down on last year by 0.6% to 72%. Whilst a C is a pass, given the competition to get accepted on courses then the ultimate objectives are to achieve the A* and 9 grades for selected subjects. So if a student is choosing to enrol on 3 A-levels in September than objective would be to achieve 3 A*'s in those 3 chosen subjects as a sign of having the capability in achieving a similar grade at A level.

Anyway here is Adnaan's story one of thousands of Sheffield student's getting their A level results today at Sheffield's secondary schools such as Silverdale school, with the mainstream media interest more on the inner city schools.

Adnaan started Silverdale school in September 2012

It's now 5 long years later and time to see if all that hard work has paid off.

And here are Adnaan's results:

Adnaan achieved 10 grade A's of which 9 were A*'s and equivalents (Grade 9) more than enough for Adnaan's objectives for his four selected A-levels. Don't worry if you did not do as well as the minimum is usually 5 C grades though usually B's are required for ones selected A-levels.

Also note that lower the GCSE grades achieved would logically translate into the student having a harder time achieving a satisfactory A level grade, because A-Levels are that much more difficult than GCSE's. In fact in most cases it's safe to predict that the maximum grade one can expect to achieve in a subject at A-level will likely be the grade one achieves at GCSE.

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