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GCSE Results 2022


Emma Thurston



I am super proud of our young people who, despite the challenges of the past few years, have achieved some of our best results ever at Deptford Green.
Their tenacity, commitment to learning and hard work has paid off. I wish them every success in the next step of their learning journeys and cannot wait to reward them more formally at our awards evening in November. 
Emma Thurston, Headteacher

We are incredibly proud of the success of our Year 11 students and their spectacular achievements.  Deptford Green is celebrating the best exam results in five years and many of our students have walked away with top grades.  In total, 69 Grade 9s, 119 grade 8s, 154 grade 7s and 192 grade 6s were awarded.  Improvements across all areas. Well done to all!

As you know, this was the first year group to sit formal exams for two years.  They tackled the challenge head on and really did demonstrate our learning behaviours: leadership, organisation, resilience, independence and communication. We are very proud that many of the students who came back into the school after the pandemic facing challenges, overcame them and left with great results.

It would take too long to mention all the students by name, but we would like to focus on a few who really ended up with fantastic results, leading them to some of the finest post-16 institutions.

Arlo was our highest attainer with seven grade 9s and two grade 7s. He worked very hard indeed and achieved the top grades across a wide range of subjects.  He has gone on to study A Levels at Thomas Tallis.  Anna  achieved five grade 9s and four grade 8s. She showed real determination throughout her five years at Deptford Green and has gone on to study A Level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Spanish at SFH6.

Sabrina was one of the students who made the most progress whilst at the school.  She achieved over two grades higher on average than her original targets.  She has gone on to study A Level Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry at Harris Westminster.  Benn Canning, another student making amazing progress since being at the school, also achieved two grades higher than his original targets on average.  These two students showed fantastic commitment to their studies.

Tim Allen, Assistant Headteacher and Raising Standards lead for Year 11 said ‘it feels fantastic to have had our best results yet, especially in light of the challenges the students and teachers faced due to the pandemic.  What I love about the school the most is its unwavering commitment to getting the best academic outcomes and still being able to pride itself on fantastic pastoral care.  We have achieved both things this year’.

Summer 2022 Results

Key Successes

  • Our Attainment 8 score is 4.63 – meaning the average grade was close to a strong pass 
  • The average grade of HPAs (high prior attainers) was 7.1
  • 75% of pupils achieved 9-4 in English
  • 64% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Mathematics
  • 97% of pupils achieved 9-5 in Biology, 92% in Chemistry and 89% in Physics
  • 75% of pupils achieved 9-5 in French and 88% in Spanish
  • 100% of students achieved 9-5 in Music GCSE, with 50% reaching grade 7 and above
  • 85% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Textiles
  • 74% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Drama, 71% of whom achieved grade 5 and above.
  • 90% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Business Studies

Year 11 Class of 2022

There are countless individual successes to be proud of including Tanitoluwa who achieved 10 Grade 9s and 1 Grade 8, having studied Further Maths as an extra GCSE. Tani is now looking forward to studying Economics, Maths, Spanish and Politics at Newstead Wood Grammar School in Orpington. Omeyi achieved 8 Grade 9s and 1 Grade 7 and will be going to St Thomas the Apostle to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths. When speaking about her fantastic results Omeyi said “I am so proud my hard work has paid off. I would say my success came from using online resources and listening to all the advice from my teachers. To anyone doing exams next year my advice would be "don’t let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do. You are the owner to your success and you can do anything you put your mind to”.

Shekinah opened her results with a beaming smile as she read out 5 Grade 9s, 4 Grade 8s and 1 Level 2 Distinction. She will be joining Omeyi at St Thomas the Apostle to study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. When asked how she achieved such excellent results Shekinah said her science teacher inspired her and helped her to believe in herself “today has proved that anything is possible and I thank God for the gifts he gave me”. We would also like to congratulate Haja who achieved the greatest progress in the year group. Haja achieved 2 Grade 9s, 5 Grade 8s and 3 Grade 7s. Haja said “I want to thank my teachers for noticing my hard work and reminding me it was worth it. They helped me when I found things difficult and I will never forget that. I also thank God for everything”. Haja will be studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at St Thomas the Apostle.