Achieving Academic Excellence
We are very proud of the achievements of our students, year after year. Our academic results reflect the hard work and commitment of students and their teachers. We warmly congratulate all our students on their fantastic achievements in GCSE, BTEC and A Level this year. Our academic results reflect the hard work and commitment of students and teachers.
Gumley’s approach is to focus on individual progress over a student’s school career and to prepare each child for their chosen destination and beyond. Our community is very successful at stretching and supporting our students. Our academic record can be best exemplified by the progress made by each pupil over time. A high number of pupils go on to study at Russell Group universities - or bespoke destinations of choice.
Information about Examination Results in the Summer of 2024
Year 13 and Year 11 students are invited to come into school to collect their Statement of Results on these dates.
|Thursday 15th August 2024
Thursday 22nd August 2024
Details of the timings and other important information about what to do on Results Day will be communicated to you closer to the time. If you are not able to come into school to collect your results on the date above, please contact Mrs Richardson (Exams Officer) to make alternative arrangements.
SCHOOL ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Please visit the Department for Education (DfE) website for information regarding the school's academic performance:
Gumley House has a Progress measure which is well above national average. The number of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and Maths far exceeds both the local authority and the national average. The same is true also for our Attainment 8 score and out EBacc average point score. At A Level, Gumley continues to gain the highest percentage of A* grades in the borough.
KEY STAGE 4 RESULTS:
Once again, Gumley House School FCJ have demonstrated their commitment to students’ academic and personal excellence, following noteworthy subject results and impressive individual performances in the 2023 GCSE results, including 77% of grades achieved 9-5.
Students and staff are celebrating the successes and outstanding achievements of their GCSE cohort. The percentage of students achieving the top grades remains impressive and are a testament to their hard work, adaptability and resilience, alongside staff’s determination and support.
This follows a successful set of results from the Gumley Sixth, which saw 74% of all grades achieved A*-C, 53% of grades A*-B and with many students progressing on to respected universities across the country, including Russell Group universities, impressive apprenticeships and coveted careers.
Highlights of the 2023 examinations include:
- Students achieved an incredible 110 grade 9s, 206 grade 8s and 289 grade 7s.
- 56% of all grades achieved by our students were 9-6.
- 95% of Maths students achieved grades 9-5 with 100% of Further Maths students securing the same results.
- Religious Studies department are celebrating as 60% of students received grades 9-6, with 53 achieving top grades of 9’s and 8’s.
- 42% of Art and Design grades were in the top brackets of 9’s – 7’s.
- 100% of Textiles students achieved Distinction* or Distinction.
- 46% of Level 1 and 2 Health and Social Care students achieved Distinction* or Distinction.
Students are now looking forward to returning in September to commence the next phase of their education at The Gumley Sixth, the schools highly regarded Sixth Form.
Celebrating our students' GCSE Success
IN A COHORT FULL OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE STRENGTHS AND TALENTS, SPECIAL MENTION MUST BE MADE OF THOSE GIRLS WHO HAVE ACHIEVED AN OUTSTANDING SET OF RESULTS:
Zahra can’t wait to start her studies at the Gumley Sixth Form following her fantastic achievements at GCSE including 9’s in Drama and Italian. She thanks her teachers for keeping her focused and on track in the lead up to her exams
Elaha is celebrating 9 x 9 and 2 x 8 grades at GCSE and is now planning to study Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Philosophy at A level. Her advice to younger students is to be curious, be confident and find a love for learning.
Looking forward to starting her A levels in the new Gumley Sixth Form Centre, Mia was thrilled with her results especially in Religious Studies and Geography and now looks forward to the next set of challenges ahead.
“Put your head down and focus”, Chelsea’s advice for students about to embark on their GCSE studies. Advice Chelsea took on board to help her secure 9’s, 8’s and 7’s across the board.
The English department, the school community and a great groups of friends, those are some of the credits given by Anna following her glowing results. She now looks forward to studying History, Maths and Biology at The Gumley Sixth Form.
“The balance of warmth, passion and support from teachers is what makes this school so unique”, says Keziah upon collection of her amazing results including a 9 in Art and 8’s in Science, Chinese and RE.
Altogether there were 161 grade 9’s awarded, 246 grade 8’s and 267 grade 7’s. This is a real testimony to the focus, persistence, resilience and hard work of all the students in the year group.
We are thrilled that the majority of our students are returning in September to continue their educational journey in our co-educational Sixth Form which consistently delivers top results and saw the highest attainment of A* grades in the borough this year. We are confident they will be the leaders of the future and with the excellent qualifications, skills and qualities they have already gained, they are in the best place to do this.
Head of Year 11, states: “Well done to all of our GCSE students. They deserve every success they have achieved and should be delighted of the opportunities they have secured for the future. Every single student has exuded what it means to be a Gumley Girl, with ambition, commitment and I am so proud that their hard work has been rewarded, and nothing stood in the way of them achieving their goals”.
STEPHEN BYRNE (HEADTEACHER), COMMENTED:
“I am so proud of the progress, determination and successes of our students, both academically and personally. At Gumley, we pride ourselves on delivering excellence in all that we do, to develop students into confident, empowered, fierce young women with the qualifications and characteristics to embark on their next chapter, and I can safely say they this has been achieved.
I would like to recognise the hard work of all students and the tireless dedication of our staff, as they supported each and every one of them.
I wish you all every success and look forward to welcoming many of them back into our Sixth Form in September”.
Key Stage 5 Results
Students and staff across the Gumley Sixth are once again celebrating incredible results in this years A Level and Vocational examinations.
Success achieved in the 2023 A Level and Vocational grades now provide a springboard to a range of exciting opportunities, with many students progressing on to respected universities across the country, including Russell Group universities, impressive apprenticeships and coveted careers.
Highlights of the 2023 examinations include:
- 74% of all grades achieved were A* - C; with 53% A*-B.
- 67% students undertaking the LAMDA exams achieved a Distinction Award and 23% attained a Merit Award in Solo Acting, Public Speaking and Verse and Prose.
- Nicole looks forward to studying Computer Science combined with Mathematics at Royal Holloway University after achieving 2 A*s and an A in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and an A in the EPQ.
- Jayashree will read Medicine at the University of East Anglia and celebrates 3 A’s in Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
- In September, Jasmine will read Italian Studies at UCL-Venice University, following the achievement of A*BB grades in Italian, Maths and History respectively.
- Gumley Girl Hira eagerly awaits her start at University of Liverpool to read Law, after attaining A*AB in Sociology, Classics and History.
- Tyra celebrates gaining entry to her first-choice university Kings College London, with ABB grades in Maths, Further Maths and Biology.
Embedded within the foundations of the Gumley Sixth is a dedication to helping students to get ahead. A broad range of courses, the highest academic standards, The Gumley Scholars programme, a commitment to personal development and enriching extra-curricular programme are designed to complement ambitions and ensure students stand out from the crowd.
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Gumley Sixth Class of 2023! Your achievements, measured by grades, destinations, attitudes and character are truly impressive and I am blown away as I witness you all as young adults, proudly embarking on your next chapter. Thank you to our astonishing staff, whose commitment has enabled our students to reach their potential and go on to continue creating their stories as they carve out their future careers. It is your hard work and commitment that has given you the opportunity to prosper in your chosen pathway. I hope to welcome you all back in the future as part of our thriving alumni network and inspire the next generation of Gumley Girls!”
Headteacher, Mr Byrne
ANTHONY GRAHAM, HEAD OF SIXTH FORM, SAID:
“I could not be prouder of the hard work and talents of every student at the Gumley Sixth.
Today, we are celebrating their dedication, commitment, perseverance and most importantly, the achievement of their goals. Their aspirational approach to academic study whilst also being role models for the rest of the school and maintaining their interests and passions is commendable.
I wish them the very best in the exciting futures which lie ahead.”
Celebrating our Students' A Level SUCCESS
Eleanor, Former St Agatha's Catholic Primary School pupil
A keen historian, Eleanor looks up to many of the remarkable women throughout history; and her A level results demonstrate that she is truly a remarkable woman herself. Having achieved 2 A*s and an A in English Literature, History and Mathematics, Eleanor is ecstatic to accept her place at the University of Oxford to study History and Economics in September.
Since joining Gumley in Year 7, I have grown in confidence and acquired a passion for lifelong learning. Both the school and The Sixth are truly exceptional, especially the sense of community, devoted teachers and unrivalled support.
Tabitha, Former St Vincent’s Primary School pupil
Tabitha has ambitious plans for the future after achieving an outstanding 2 A*s, an A and a B in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. She is now looking forward to studying Mathematics at Durham University. Having joined Gumley in Year 7, she is grateful for all the enrichment opportunities that she has been provided to support her studies and develop her interests; from attending the MEP trip to China and undertaking the HSK Qualification to completing work experience at Cisco and studying maths at Eton Summer School.
The personalised experience you receive at The Sixth is second to none. Not only do they ensure you achieve academic success, they provide bespoke careers guidance, focus on your well-being and mental health and help you to become well-rounded individuals.
Godfred, Former Wellington Primary School pupil
Godfred is one step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a research scientist at GlaxoSmithKline after receiving a Distinction, Merit in his BTEC Applied Science and a B in his A Level Psychology. He is now heading to the University of Surrey to study Microbiology. He is grateful for the numerous opportunities provided to him on The Sixth’s careers and enrichment pathways, with his highlights having been gaining a place on the GlaxoSmithKline Insight Programme, being part of the Senior Leadership Team and teambuilding on Curriculum Extension Days.
The strong community atmosphere at The Sixth is so unique. The teachers are incredible. They will push you to do your absolute best, offering great advice and extra support and materials. I can confidently say that joining Gumley was the right choice for me.
Having secured a D* in BTEC Business and B in A Level Economics, Liann dreams of having a prosperous career at PwC where she has just been accepted onto their Flying Start degree programme at Reading University. She knows she will excel thanks to the opportunities she has received by The Sixth on the Careers Pathway. For example, The Take the Lead workshops helped Liann with her PwC application process, by applying the skills she acquired such as communication, presentation and problem solving to her assessment.
Having moved from Ghana, I settled into life at Gumley quickly thanks to the amazing community. I have appreciated the chance to work with and learn from so many amazing individuals with different backgrounds.
Christina, Former St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Hanwell pupil
Christina is thrilled to have gained an A*, 2 As and a B in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Geography. She is going on to read Economics and Management at Bristol University, with an aspiration of a flourishing career in the business and finance sector. She is grateful to Gumley’s careers department for providing her with the experiences, resources and advice to explore the range of roles and industries available.
Gumley has helped me to become the person I am today. Staying on at The Sixth was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Matilde, Former St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School, Mortlake pupil
Having secured an impressive A* and 2 As in Spanish, Psychology and Media, Matilde is going on to read Film, Television and Digital Production at Royal Holloway University. She praises Gumley for their high expectations and encouragement and for the array of opportunities they provide outside her studies, allowing her to pursue her interests.
I would recommend The Sixth at Gumley because it is a small sixth form where you are known as an individual. The teachers and staff will always support you and help you to get to where you want to be.
Emer, Former Mount Carmel Primary School pupil
Emer is delighted to be going on to read Drama and English Literature at Manchester University after achieving an A*, A, B in Drama, English and Photography. She believes she is ready for this next step thanks to the unique careers department and for the Sixth Form team encouraging her to complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ); where she not only gained extensive knowledge about academic style writing and conducting research, but gained an A grade too!
The strong sense of community, supportive teachers and engaging lessons are some of the many things that I will miss about Gumley.
Alaleh, Former Malborough Primary School pupil
Alaleh is looking forward to studying Psychology at university, with ambitious plans to become a clinical psychologist. The experiences provided on The Sixth’s university pathway has developed the skills and qualities that will be invaluable to her in the future, including confidence and communication skills. She is thankful to the staff for their continuous support and reassurance in what was a very difficult time.
My advice to younger students is to always stay organised and be positive! There is always light at the end of the tunnel and you will be successful if you keep working hard.
Dominque, Former St James’ Catholic Primary School pupil
Dominique was delighted to achieve an A* and 2 Bs in Textiles, Psychology and Philosophy and Ethics. She is looking forward to attending Reading University to study primary education with an art specialism; and feels prepared for this next chapter thanks to the greater freedom and independence students receive at The Sixth.
As well as your academic studies, there are opportunities to take part in charity days, festivals and school performances. There is something for everyone at our Sixth Form!
KEY STAGE 5 DESTINATION DATA:
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