Key Stage 4

GCSE Results 2019

  • This year progress score is even higher +0.5, this means our pupils achieve ½ a grade more than expected in every subject they take
  • 70% of pupils gained a pass in the key headline measure for English and Maths – we expect this to be one of the best in Lewisham

The percentage of pupils achieving top grades remains impressive, as pupils proved they have truly encapsulated our promise of achieving excellence, with 68% having attained 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 48% achieving 9-5.

· 88% of pupils achieved 9-4 in English Literature and 75% in English Language

· 71% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Mathematics

· 96% of pupils achieved 9-5 in Biology and Chemistry; 93% attaining the same grades in Physics

· 70% of pupils achieved 9-4 in RE and 71% gained 2 or more Science GCSEs

· 80% of pupils achieved 9-4 in French and 70% in Spanish

· 100% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Art and Design and this was matched with 100% in Textiles too

· 93% of pupils achieved 9-4 in PE

· 90% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Business Studies

Our highest male achiever of the year, Tomas, is celebrating an outstanding portfolio of results; 99988888877. Crediting the dedication of teachers and the resources that provided support, Tomas looks forward to attending St Thomas Apostle Sixth Form in September.

Our highest female achiever of the year, Fatma, celebrates outstanding results of 9988887776. As she embarks on her future at St Thomas Apostle to study Maths, Further Maths and Economics and we look forward to welcoming her back as a member of our successful alumni.

Among the many success stories, Naydelin Toazo, who made the most progress out of all the SMA pupils said of her results: “the staff at SMA have provided me with the encouragement, support and resources to accomplish my potential. Their sense of care is like no other and makes our school truly unique”. She looks forward to studying English Literature, French and Science. and pursuing her dream of studying English Literature at University.

Overjoyed pupils, parents and staff praised the accomplishments of the year group at St Matthew Academy and are looking forward to a successful future, with many pupils celebrating fantastic post-16 provider placements, including St Thomas the Apostle Sixth Form, Sacred Heart Sixth Form, Christ the King Sixth Form, Townley Grammar School and Dartford Grammar School.

GCSE Results 2018 

  • Progress 8 score is 0.32 - the highest of all schools in Lewisham

  • Our Attainment 8 score is 48.0 - significantly above average 

  • 53% of pupils achieved a strong pass in English and Maths (grade 5 and above)

  • 71% of pupils achieved a standard pass in English and Maths (grade 4 and above)

  •  Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature, History and PE all achieved 80%+ grade 4 and above.
  • Subjects with more than 80% A* - C were Business Studies, IFS, Media Studies, Product Design and Textiles

Performance Measures





 Attainment 8 score




 Progress 8 score




EBacc Average Point Score




The Basics (English and Maths 5+)




Destinations 2016 (the % of pupils who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 - 19 study)









 Further information about our results is available on the DfE website.