Horndean students in Cloud Nine as school releases GCSE results

Geneva Matthews
August 25, 2017

In maths, 70 per cent of 16 year old students in those schools in the borough gained a maths GCSE at grade 4 or above, in line with the national figure of just under 71 per cent.

He said: "I am very, very happy".

Of the pupils who took EBacc subjects - English, maths, a science, a humanity and a foreign language - 28pc achieved A* to C grades.

This year, for the first time, pupils are receiving their results for new "made in Wales" English Language, Welsh Language, English Literature, Welsh Literature, Mathematics Numeracy and Mathematics GCSEs which are unique to Wales.

Grades 9-1 - grade 9 is the highest - will be given instead of the A*-G system we have become accustomed to.

For the fifth year running, students at Brentwood sat the more hard International GCSE in Science subjects (Chemistry, Physics and Biology), English, Mathematics, Computing and some Modern Languages.

He posted a message to his students, thanking them for their messages and encouraging them to thank their teachers.

After months of solid hard work, Chloe Sullivan achieved five A*s and two As she was also one of the few who achieved a 9 for her maths and a 7 in English literature.

Juliet Labrum Chloe Harris Ellen Broderick Laura Stephen and Nina Davies opening their results at Nailsea School
Juliet Labrum Chloe Harris Ellen Broderick Laura Stephen and Nina Davies opening their results at Nailsea School

The Grade 9s achieved by two of the Year 9 pupils in mathematics, William Heath and Kia Tanna-Shah, are further reason to celebrate, and be proud of the pupils and the teaching staff.

"In my head I wanted top grades but I was being cautious because I didn't want to be disappointed".

"I am particularly proud of the fantastic results achieved in maths again".

Of those Nobelian students that achieved top grades in all subjects, Jessica Rowe said: "I got loads of help from my teachers and this, combined with my hard work really worked well".

The new English and maths GCSEs, which have been taught in classrooms across England since 2015, are also more challenging and cover more content than in previous years.

The government says it expects a pupil who scored a C or above under last year's grading scale will receive a 4 or above this year. Our results are up on a year ago, yet in many ways this is a completely different exam just with the same name.

Headteacher Peter Baker said: "These really are phenomenal results and exceed our best ever by at least 10%".

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