Exam Results

GCSE Exam Results Day News 2022-23

78% of our students have achieved a grade 4 or above in Maths and English (standard pass) which ensures that they can progress smoothly to their next steps beyond Thamesmead and we wish them all the best of success, be it 6th form study, further education college, apprenticeships, or employment.

9 of our students achieved an impressive number of Grade 9s, the highest grade available, in 6 or more of their GCSE subjects. Sarah Vassallo achieved 9 Grade 9s and an A grade in Additional Maths. While Robyn Schraider and Ryan Chiu achieved 8 grade 9s and two grade 8s, and Carmen Highfield achieved 8 grade 9s and a Grade 8.
Headteacher Phil Reeves said ‘We are very proud of our students’ success in these exams. While the exam boards have brought the gradings back in line with 2019 this year, we must not forget that these students were affected by the closure of schools for two years of their secondary education. For students to achieve so well demonstrates how hard so many of them have worked to overcome these challenges.’

Results Summary GCSEs 2023

Students achieving grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSE Students achieving grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSE Progress 8 score
79% 56% +0.32
DfE National Progress Scores – as at 1st February 2024
The Department for Education have shared the national performance scores for schools in England and Wales based upon the GCSE results achieved in August 2023.

Thamesmead School has been given a final progress 8 score of +0.32.*

This is considered above average performance and places Thamesmead as the 18th highest secondary school out of 57 schools in Surrey based on this measure of pupil progress.

We are very proud of this achievement and it demonstrates how hard our students and staff worked, with good support from their parents and carers to achieve what were a great set of GCSE results for the cohort. We will continue to work hard to support the current students to achieve similar success in their studies.


*Progress 8 is a way to measure how much progress your child is making during their time in secondary school. It looks at their achievements in eight different subjects, comparing their results to the national average. The aim is to see how much progress they’ve made from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school.

A Progress 8 score is calculated by comparing your child’s grades in these eight subjects to the grades of other students across the country who started at a similar academic level. A positive score means your child is making above-average progress, while a negative score indicates below-average progress.

It’s important to note that Progress 8 focuses not only on exam results but also on the progress each student makes, regardless of their starting point. This helps to measure the effectiveness of the school in helping students improve their skills and knowledge over time.

Thamesmead GCSEs – individual subject results – as of 10 Oct 2023

Thamesmead Subject Grade Data as of 10 Oct 2023