Crosfields 2023 GCSE Results
From 2021, Crosfields welcomed pupils into Year 9, with the School’s first full set of GCSE results expected in 2024. This past summer, a handful of pupils voluntarily sat Spanish, German and RS (Short Course). 100% of pupils achieved a strong pass with 62% achieving grade 7-9.
We asked our pupils how they felt about the GCSE exams, and here’s what some of them had to say:
”I chose the RS Short Course for a few reasons; it would give me an option to continue RS at A-Level; it would help me to learn key exam and revision skills that are vital for Year 11; and I would learn how to deal with pressure in the examinations. I found the course thoroughly interesting, consisting of Ethics, Christianity, and Islam which were all fascinating. My favourite part was Ethics since it is a subject that evolves constantly whilst involving lots of debating and discussion. The exams were tense, but you got to feel what it would be like at the end of the Year 11 which was comforting. The process was rewarding with all your hard work paying off when you got the result on GCSE results day.” – Harry
”I chose to do the RS Short Course as I thought that it would give me experience in sitting and revising for other GCSEs in Year 11. Little did I know how helpful this would be! I now know how much revision is needed and what it feels like to do well on something that you studied hard for.” – Zara
”I choose to take the RS short course last year as I had a sparking interest for Religious Studies, and I liked the idea of having the practice of sitting a GCSE a year early. I looked forward to the lessons every week and the discussions we would have – this helped me gage a greater understanding and knowledge of the curriculum we were learning. As the months before our exam were getting closer, we had finished learning the content and we started to look over any topics we needed to revise. By the time the exams came round, I felt prepared and ready; thanks to the amazing teachers that supported me. When I went to go collect my result in school a couple months later, I was beyond happy with my grade 9 and was glad to see all my hard work paid off. Since then, I have used many of the skills I learnt in my RS GCSE into my Year 11 studies. Including, finding my preferred and most productive revision techniques, using quotes, and referencing them where needed and how to structure high mark questions. Most importantly, the RS GCSE gave me the confidence that I will most certainly bring into the rest of my exams this summer.” Aine