Exam Results 2018

Outstanding GCSE results at Becket Keys


Becket Keys Church of England School is celebrating its second set of GCSE results. Headteacher Andy Scott-Evans has praised the outstanding performance of the school’s Year 11s in this year’s GCSE examinations, making further improvements on last year’s very impressive results. The school has once again performed extremely well in the subjects known as the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) (English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish and Mandarin) History and Geography) with 41% of students gaining the prestigious EBacc qualification. Language results were spectacular with all students entered for Mandarin achieving A or A* and 97% of students taking Spanish achieving grades 9-4.


90% of students gained 9 – 4 in English and 80% 9 - 4 in Mathematics. 75% of students achieved both English and Mathematics at grade 9 - 4.  Science results were very impressive, with 100% of students achieving 9-5 or above in triple science and 93% of students achieving 9-4 in combined science.

Individual success stories include:

  • Emma Sanders who gained 8 grade 9s and two grade 8s (One of only 732 students in the country!). 

  • Ben Cooper and Charlie Johnson who both achieved 5 grade 9s and 11 GCSEs all at grade 7 or above.


  • Rachel Davidson, Jay Georgiou-Young, Sophie Haywood, James Jackson, Lauren Parmenter and Kathryn Sheaf all obtained at least 10 GCSEs all at grades 7 and above.

In fact, 13% of the cohort achieved the impressive feat of gaining 8 GCSEs or more at 9-7 (equivalent to A grade or higher).  A quarter of all grades achieved were awarded at this level.

Headteacher, Mr Scott Evans said, “This year’s results seem likely to place us in the top 10% of schools nationally. We are thrilled to see such fantastic progress being made by our students across the board; and irrespective of their ability or background”.

Chair of Governors, Mrs Jenny Downs added “This second set of GCSE results are even more exciting than last year.  Students are to be congratulated for all their hard work and determination; and for making the very best of the support and guidance of their teachers and parents.”

RET CEO, Karen Lynch said, “These excellent results are testament to our hardworking students, and dedicated teachers.  Once again, students have taken full advantage of the wonderful academic experience offered to them at Becket Keys”.