Examination Results

AUGUST 2018 – The Costello school once again celebrates strong GCSE results

Students, parents, staff, and governors at The Costello School in Basingstoke are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today.

The school continues to go from strength to strength with results that again surpass the good performances seen in previous years, with 65% of students getting the Grade 4 benchmark, or better, in English and in maths.

Despite the increased rigour of the new GCSEs the school has seen results in the core subjects of English, maths and science once again surpass national averages, with English achieving 78%, maths 77% (6% up on 2017), and science 75% (9% up on 2017) at grade 4 or above.

Many other subjects exceeded a pass rate of over 90% – Hair and Beauty (92) RE (95) Dance, Drama, PE, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (all 100%).

The school is immensely proud of all students in the year group and the personal successes they have had, and while a set of results will never define any individual, some notable mentions include:

Eleanor Smith with six grade 9s

Louise Bickley with six grade 9s

Aimee Quigg with five grade 9s and four grade 8s

Tara Flavin with four grade 9s and three grade 8s

Jess Lake with four grade 9s and two grade 8s

Prerana Gurung with three grade 9s and five grade 8s

Jake Lomax with three grade 9s and four grade 8s

Randall Jull, Head of School, said:

“we are once again humbled by the achievements of our wonderful students, how diligently they have applied themselves, and how well rewarded they have been for their efforts. I am grateful to my fantastic staff who relentlessly go the extra mile every day to ensure that every one of our young people has the opportunity to live their very best life when they move on from us, and for the support and commitment we get from the parents who trust us with their children.

Alongside our first class pastoral provision and excellent enrichment opportunities, these outcomes show why The Costello School is the school of choice, and goes from strength to strength.”

Hilary Todd, Chair of Governors, said:

The Governors would like to recognise all the hard work of our students and staff this year and congratulate them on their achievements. The results reflect the commitment of everyone concerned and we would like to wish all the students good luck in the next stage of their journey and hope they will remember their time in school with affection.”




achieved by students on the School roll on 16 January 2017, who were aged 15 at 31 August 2016

The total number of 15-year old students on the School roll = 207 (95 boys and 112 girls)

Students not achieving any GCSE/Level 2 or Level 1 qualifications = 0

Total Entered for 5 Subjects Achieving 5 or more A*- C Grades

(or 9-1 equivalent)

Achieving 5 or more A* – C (9-4) Grades (including Maths & English) Achieving 5 or more

A*- G (9-1) Grades

Achieving 1 or more A*- G (9-1) Grades
2017 Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Boys 95 95 100 71 75 64 67 94 99 95 100
Girls 112 111 99 84 75 73 65 111 99 112 100
Total 207 206 99.5 155 75 137 66 205 99 207 100

Click here to download a full list of 2017 results


  • Progress 8 Score: -0.19
  • Attainment 8 Score: 48.3
  • Students attaining 4+ in both English and Mathematics: 68%
  • % of pupils entered for and achieving the English Baccalaureate: 27/20
  • % of pupils staying in education or employment after KS4: 99


Further detailed information can be obtained by accessing the DFE’s Performance Tables Website