Improving GCSE Results

Watch as other schools turn their performance around, or keep up exceptional standards, in various subjects. What does it take to bring in better results?

There are 9 videos in this series.

15 mins English - Implementing a New Syllabus
In 2007, Matthew Arnold School in Surrey took top spot as the most improved secondary school in the country, most noticeably for the performance of its English department.
15 mins Science - Five Main Strategies
In 2000, only 38 per cent of pupils at Hodgson School in Lancashire achieved a grade A-C at GCSE science, but in 2007 that figure had risen to an impressive 98 per cent.
15 mins Maths - Building Relationships Between Pupils and Staff
At Greenshaw High in Sutton, maths grades A*-C at GCSE have increased 28 per cent in four years, thanks to compulsory GCSE statistics for all students and new schemes of work.
15 mins History - Planning and Implementing Effective Lesson Resources
Discover the strategies that head of history Fiona Osborn and her team are following to help their students achieve their excellent GCSE results.
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15 mins MFL - Making Language Learning More Appealing
How The English Martyrs School in Hartlepool has transformed the popularity of MFL subjects and boosted its GCSE results.
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15 mins MFL - Implementing the Group Talk Initiative and Other Strategies
A look at the strategies that the MFL department at Wildern School in Southampton have implemented to improve GCSE results.
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15 mins English - Innovative Teaching and Using ICT
There has been a remarkable turnaround in GCSE results at Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden over the last five years.
15 mins Maths - Raising Standards and Aspirations
GCSE results at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Weston-Super-Mare have risen from 24 per cent achieving A*-C in 2003 to 50 per cent in 2007.
15 mins Science - Focusing on Interactivity
Four years ago, Park View School in Birmingham was on the verge of special measures. Under new leadership, the school has become one of the most improved in the country, more than doubling its pass rate for GCSE science.

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