Exam Information

Here you will find important information regarding Examinations at Castle View School, including examination timetables. Should you require any further information please contact the school’s Exams Officer direct at exams@castleview.essex.sch.uk.

Results Day Statement 2019

Castle View School continues to be proud of its students and our results demonstrate our continued journey towards excellence.  The school has been growing from strength to strength over the past few years; progress has improved significantly towards the government’s minimum expectations and attainment has kept pace.  Key aspects of school improvement have had a direct impact on our results such as attendance with the school significantly above national average.  The school has also had the largest increase in admissions since 2012, particularly with Year 7 2019 close to being over-subscribed.

The hard work and dedication of the students this year has paid off; many receiving exceptional results, this is in the context of the tougher GCSEs in the all of their subjects.  This is testament to the commitment and dedication of the staff at the school as well as our parents and the wider community which has ensured students have had the chance to become the best that they can be.

The progress of our students is stronger than the previous 3-year trend and validates what OFSTED Inspectors saw when they visited and commented that: “The leadership team have embedded the necessary essential changes to ensure that current pupils are now making stronger progress.” Our results demonstrate that the school is stable, well-led and has high expectations of everyone in our school community.  The school continues to be above the new minimum ‘basics’ target set by the government for all schools nationally with the majority of our students achieving the standard pass in both English and Maths.

The school’s results are positive, with some notable performances in both English and Maths, where the overwhelming majority of students gained a standard pass and an increase in the number that achieved the government’s threshold of a ‘strong pass.’.  Students achieving 5 standard passes including English and Maths has jumped by over 10%.

Significantly we saw exceptional performances at Grade 9 (the highest grade) from many students across a wide range of subjects which is a direct improvement year on year.  The percentage of students achieving the highest grades 9-7 has improved too year on year.

We have some equally strong performances in Music, Dance, Media, Construction, Catering, French and PE.  Such results across such a wide range of subjects gives our students a strong foundation to move on to their next stage of learning, training or employment.

Head teacher, Steve Durkin commented: “I am really pleased for the young people and staff of Castle View. It was a pleasure to see the students open their envelopes with confidence as they start the next part of their journey.  With these results, as well as our above national average attendance, the overwhelming increase in student numbers and the improved confidence from the local community, we can now clearly demonstrate where we are on our journey of continuous improvement.  The reputation of the school has transformed and as members of Zenith Multi-Academy Trust, together we will continue to raise standards further and ensure that everything we do will be for the best interest of our students.”

Our top 3 girls and top 3 boys pictured below, Trinity Mingail, Billy-Jo Haase, Ella Prichard, Tom Miles, Tom Broomfield and Ryan Williams  combined they received over 60 qualifications between them.  For our top achievers, half of their grades were the highest available at 9-7s, all above a Grade 4.

Trinity Mingail, almost all of her subjects were graded the highest grades, which we are exceptionally proud of.