Exam Results

Information regarding summer 2020 results

Results day letter to Year 11 and Year 13

Process for awarding GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020


GCSE

The Grove School continues on an academic pathway

The Grove School, Market Drayton is continuing the great achievements within the Marches Academy Trust with a solid set of GCSE results.

Grades represent the hard work and commitment from students combined with the professional and controlled grading from staff which show a realistic representation of achievement.

The school is delighted for their students; it is a great relief to finally know that even during strange times with a high proportion of the year taught remotely, that the hard work has been rewarded. The Grove School prides itself on offering a balance between a pursuit for academic excellence alongside personalised pastoral care with the added complexity of managing this remotely for many students.

Students have shown resilience this year to provide a strong foundation for their future. It is also exciting to see many students able to continue their studies into The Grove Sixth Form, where many will go on to study at top universities.

Staff are working incredibly hard to ensure all students have the opportunity to pursue the future they aspire to. As exams didn’t take place, results have been allocated based on centre assessed grading with some standardisation through the exam boards.

The staff work closely with students to offer tailored support in order to ensure each and every student reaches their potential. The best results have been seen where there is an effective working relationship between the student, teacher and parents; they work together in order to ensure the student gets the best from their education and has resulted in those students exceeding their challenging targets.

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “We are delighted that we can celebrate the achievements of our students today. We have made significant progress with a great team of specialist staff. We wish all our students every future success and are pleased that we have been able to support them on that journey as part of The Grove School and now into The Grove Sixth Form community. I would like to recognise and thank parents for the strong working partnership we have had; it has been key to so many students achieving their potential. Staff at the school have worked tirelessly for the students and will enjoy celebrating their successes”.

Applications for The Grove Sixth Form are still open for September 2020 start and details can be found on the website groveschoolmarketdrayton.co.uk.

The Open Evening will take place on 8th October 2020 which prospective parents and the community are invited to. Mrs Taylor will showcase the school facilities and introduce the team that worked hard to make these results happen. More information can be found on our website groveschoolmarketdrayton.co.uk.

Notable achievements:

Katie Cledwyn-Davies – 10 x grade 9, 1 x grade 8 and 1 x grade 7
Loveday Cookson – 7 x grade 9, 3 x grade 8, 1 x grade 7 and 1 x grade 6
Daniel Savill – 7 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8, 1 x grade 7 and 1 x grade 5
Isabel Savill – 3 x grade 9, 4 x grade 8, 1 x distinction*, 1 x grade 7 and 2 x grade 5
Caitlin Morgan – 1 x grade 8, 1 x A*, 2 x grade 7, 4 x grade 6, 1 x grade 5 and 1 x grade 4 – also made the most progress from Key Stage 2
Sophie Dunlop – 1 x A*, 1 x distinction, 1 x grade 7, 3 x grade 6, 4 x grade 5 and 1 x grade 4– also made the most progress from Key Stage 2


A Level 

The Grove Sixth Form continues on successful path

The Grove School, Market Drayton is continuing the great achievements within the Marches Academy Trust with a solid set of A level results.

Grades represent the hard work and commitment from students and staff during their A level study.

We are delighted for our students; it is a great relief to finally know that even during strange times with a high proportion of the year taught remotely, that the work has been rewarded. We pride ourselves on offering a balance between a pursuit for academic excellence alongside personalised pastoral care with the added complexity of managing this remotely for many of our students.

Staff are working incredibly hard to ensure all students have the opportunity to pursue the future they aspire to. As exams didn’t take place and examination boards used statistical models and centre assessed grading to arrive at final grades, there will be a small number of students that will need support with appealing their grade.

Students have built their resilience for what is to follow and are looking forward to studying at a range of institutions including the University of Leeds to read Business and Economics, University of Lancaster to study Business Management, the University of Sheffield to study Physics, the University of Chester to study Primary Education and Keele University to read Environmental Science

Andy Rayner, Head of Sixth Form commented: “The students have worked so hard and that is evident in the results they have achieved. We have a great facility offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities making the Sixth Form appealing to students leaving The Grove School to continue their studies in our onsite Sixth Form. Our ability to adapt learning was done swiftly which has ensured our results are not impacted as most of our lessons have been taught remotely since March”.

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “We have made significant progress and with a great team of specialist staff have been able to celebrate some great results. We wish all our students every future success and am pleased that we have been able to support them on that journey as part of The Grove Sixth Form community. This year has shown how we can adapt our teaching and learning to be remote whilst maintaining our support and ensuring our students are striving for success. The continuation of study, particularly this year has huge benefits, and this is clear from our results”.

Applications for The Grove Sixth Form are still open for September 2020 and details can be found on the website groveschoolmarketdrayton.co.uk.

Notable achievements 2020:

Edward Winfield: A, A, A, A

Connor Harvey: A, A, A, B

Megan Matthews: A, B, B

Hollie Bentley: B, B, B

Suzie Hird: Distinction, Distinction, Merit


Key Stage 4 Performance Tables 2019 

Progress 8 Score -0.32 Attainment 8 Score 41%
Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and Maths at the end of Key Stage 4 34% Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) 13%
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at a standard pass 13% Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at a good pass 34%

School and College Performance tables are available here.

Key Stage 5 Performance tables are available here.

2019 GCSE results – Strong partnerships breed success

The Grove School, Market Drayton offers a balance of academic progress and tailored pastoral support which is shown in the GCSE results where students and staff are celebrating.

The staff work closely with students to offer tailored support in order to ensure each and every student reaches their potential. The best results have been seen where there is an effective working relationship between the student, teacher and parents; they work together in order to ensure the student gets the best from their education and has resulted in those students exceeding their challenging targets.

It is exciting to see the top performing students continue their education in The Grove Sixth Form from September offering a continuity in education which leads to many studying at top universities.

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “I am so proud that all students and staff have worked so hard which is evident in the results achieved. Many results have been achieved with the full support of parents working closely with the school. We have a specialised team here at The Grove School meaning we can offer every student a first class education”

The Open Evening will take place on 3rd October which prospective parents and the community are invited to. Mrs Taylor will showcase the school facilities and introduce the team that worked hard to make these results happen. More information can be found on our website.

Notable achievements:

Leia Taylor 2 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 8, 5 x Grade 9 and an A in Further Maths

Max Tabor 1 x Grade 6, 4 x Grade 7, 4 x Grade 8 and an A* in Further Maths

Tom Heather 1 x Grade 6, 6 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 8 and an A in Further Maths

Edison Lee 2 x Grade 6, 2 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 8, 1 x Grade 9 and an A in Further Maths

Letitia Lovatt 2 x Grade 6, 4 x Grade 7, 1 x Grade 8, 2 x Grade 9, A* in Further Maths and Distinction* in Sport

Dan Astbury 3 x Grade 5, 5 x Grade 7, 2 x Grade 8, B in Further Maths and Distinction* in Sport

2019 Post 16 results

The Grove School, Market Drayton is continuing the great achievements within the Marches Academy Trust with a fantastic set of A level results. Students and staff are celebrating 100% pass rate in many subjects across the 16 offered.

Students will follow a varied pathway from Sixth Form with some continuing their study at university in subjects such as Biology, Geography, History, Sports Science, Accountancy and Business Management. Whilst others will start careers in Agriculture, Farming and Mechanical Engineering. 

Andy Rayner, Head of Sixth Form commented: “The students have worked so hard and that is evident in the results they have achieved. We have a great facility offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities making the Sixth Form appealing to students leaving The Grove School to continue their studies in our onsite Sixth Form”.

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “I am extremely proud of the results our students have achieved this year. The Grove Sixth Form has a great team of specialist staff to support students through their studies. The continuation of study from The Grove School to the Sixth Form offers huge benefits and that is clear from the results achieved. I wish every student a happy and successful future”.

Notable achievements:

Niamh Hurley E, B, B, B, A

Megan Ainsworth C, B, B, A

Thomas O’Brien C, B, A

Katy Newton D, C, B, B

Jemima Blank D, Distinction*

Deana Hayward E, Merit, Distinction*

Amelia Jinks D, Distinction, Distinction*