Our students receiving their GCSE results have risen to the challenge of the new English and maths GCSEs, introduced for the first time this year. Despite being tougher qualifications, we have seen a strong rise in the number of students obtaining a pass in both English and maths.
In these subjects the much sought after new Grade 9 represents a real pinnacle of success, reserved for those who have shown a true mastery of the subject. Students Tamana Khanom and Chloe Grant in English and Subalakshan Selvakumar and Dennis Morgan in maths represent just some of the students achieving this accolade.
Many students also attained exceptional grades across a wide range of GCSEs. For instance Saleha Ali, Ameze Ogie Omoregie, Madeleine Jones and Kasey McCulloch amassed a total of 32 A & A* grades or equivalent between them.
Those students studying the triple sciences of physics, chemistry and biology were also celebrating, with 91% of grades recorded at C or better. Some fantastic results were achieved individually, with Sahil Ali achieving a 9 in maths and A*s in all three sciences, computer science and further maths.
Principal Fiona Seddon, commented “It was a real pleasure to see our students celebrating when they opened their results today. We have also been delighted to have Sixth Form students accepted this year by Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. Many of our GCSE students will be aiming to follow in their footsteps as they start their Sixth Form studies. Congratulations to the students, those at home who have supported them and to our teachers for their support”.