Thousands of pupils up and down the country will be receiving their GCSE results today.
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17.45 St Clement Danes smash national average
The school have said: “We are very proud of our Year 11 students who achieved excellent results in the first year of all subjects now awarding grades on the new 9-1 scale.”
10 per cent of all entries were awarded a Grade 9 (the top of the old A* measure) compared with 4.5 per cent nationally and 41 per cent of entries were awarded grades 7 to 9 (previously A to A*) compared with 20.8 per cent nationally.
89 per cent of entries were awarded a ‘standard pass’ or higher (grades 4 to 9) compared with 67.3 per cent nationally. 70 per cent of students achieved ‘strong passes’ (grades 5 to 9) in both English and Maths with 89 per cent of students achieving ‘standard passes’ (grades 4 to 9) in both subjects.
The many individual success stories include one student who was among the 837 in the country to achieve a clean sweep of grade 9s and a further twenty-one whose average grade was 8 or higher.
16.13: Another year of outstanding GCSE results for pupils at St Helen’s School
Girls from St Helen’s school are celebrating some of the most impressive GCSE results in the school’s history with 35 per cent grade 9s, 65 per cent of grades awarded being 8 to 9 and 85 per cent being 7 to 9.
Building on the success of previous years, St Helen’s girls achieved top grades across the whole spectrum of academic subjects. An outstanding 82 per cent of biology grades were 8s or 9s, as were 76 per cent of grades in mathematics.
There are many individual success stories amongst this cohort including Uma and Kimica who achieved a clean sweep of grade 9s, and Ellie, Maiya, Deborah, Achuthaa, Amy, Sarah, Simi and Amy who achieved grade 9s in all but one subject.
Headmistress Mrs Alice Lucas commented: “These fantastic results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our pupils as well as to the exceptional teaching, support and facilities which we are able to provide at St Helen’s. Outstanding as they are, these results are only one part of each pupil’s journey at St Helen’s. We are so proud that our students achieve as highly as they do.”
16.00: More celebrations in Northwood
Northwood School students are celebrating another set of outstanding GCSE results.
With many students out-performing their targets, there was a flood of top grades and some stunning individual performances. This year over 30 per cent of all grades were at 7 or above. Amongst the high flyers was Ella who achieved a stunning 9 grade 9s.
She said: “I am over the moon with my results and couldn’t have done it without the support my teachers have shown me over the years. Thank you!”
Mark Anderson, headteacher, commented: “I am so happy for the students. None of this would have happened without the hard work and dedication of the students themselves, combined with the unstinting support they’ve had from their teachers and parents. I am proud of each and every student.”
14.26 Watford Grammar School for Girls show consistent success
This summer has seen the students of Watford Grammar School for Girls achieve superb A-Level and GCSE results.
At GCSE the Year 11 students have made exceptional progress, outperforming expectations for the fourth year running. 63 per cent of all grades achieved were a grade 7 or above, with 22 per cent of those grades being at least an 8 or 9, corresponding with the old A*. 95 per cent of the students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade 5, including English and maths.
School’s headmistress, Sylvia Tai, said: “I congratulate all of our Year 11 students for their hard work and commitment to excellence and wishes them well in all that they go on to achieve.”
13.32: Rickmansworth School delighted once again
Acting headteacher, Paul Thompson said: “At GCSE, we were once again delighted with how well the students have done. Not all headline measures are available yet, but results look encouraging with improvements upon those seen in the last few years.
“Our percentage on basics (those achieving a strong ‘C’ pass in English and Maths) has risen from 64.6 to 72.3, and our Average Attainment from 5.6 to 5.9 (Average Grade achieved ‘B+’ on the old scale).”
Congratulations to the following students for obtaining the highest set of points in the year:
- Jack Twyman achieved seven Grade 9 results and two Grade 8
- Rowan Night achieved eight Grade 9 results
- Ria Mehra achieved six Grade 9, two Grade 8, two Grade 6 and one 5
- Inigo Stratton achieved five Grade 9 and one Grade 8
- Zak Granger achieved five Grade 9, three Grade 8 and one Grade 7
- Hagipan Sivathasan and Jai Sodha achieved five Grade 9, two Grade 8 and two Grade 7.
13.02: Northwood engineering students impress on results day
Northwood college, UTC Heathrow saw an impressive 97 per cent of students gain a technical engineering qualification.
These results are a good foundation for students who are going on to further study in the Sixth Form at UTC Heathrow or starting industry apprenticeships in September.
Principal of UTC Heathrow, Wayne Edwards, said: “Our Year 11 students have achieved a great deal in the two years since they joined the college.
“They have not only gained academic qualifications but have also learned useful workplace skills and had valuable real-world project experience thanks to our industry partners. They have worked hard and we look forward to helping them continue to develop their skills in the Sixth Form.”
Joanne Harper, CEO, Activate Learning Education Trust, said: “Since joining Activate Learning Education Trust in September 2018, UTC Heathrow has improved rapidly, this has included a big improvement in examinations results.”
Students at UTC Heathrow benefit from a wide range of opportunities outside the classroom. The students are in the midst of a five-year project to build their own plane, take part in a variety of Cadet activities and this year a UTC Heathrow team won the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Craftsman Cup. Together with projects undertaken with industry partners these activities help students discover the wider skills they need to succeed in their future careers.
12.59: Over 50 per cent Haberdashers boys hit grade 9
The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Borehamwood is delighted to announce their best results on record for the top grade at GCSE.
73.4 per cent of all grades were 9, 8 and A*. An exceptional 23 per cent of Habs students have achieved 10 or more straight 9, 8 and A*s, with an astonishing 51.1 per cent at grade 9. A further 31 students achieved nine top grades. 10 students achieved all 9s and A*s. 94% of all grades in Mathematics and Design Engineering (DT) were 9 and 8.
Gus Lock, Headmaster, warmly congratulated this year group on their outstanding performance.
He said: “I am delighted to see that our students are clearly excelling right across the curriculum, from the sciences to the creative subjects. The importance of developing creativity and complex problem-solving skills in young adults, who will inherit a world increasingly influenced by artificial intelligence, is essential.”
12.21: Nower Hill High School in Pinner sees a third of students achieve A* to A
Pinner secondary school Nower Hill High secured excellent GCSE results, which has demonstrated the hard work of students and staff.
- 80 per cent achieved a 9 to 4 (previously A* to C) in English and maths
- Over a third of all grades, 36 per cent were 9 to 7 or A* to A and 83 per cent of all grades were 9 to 4 or A* to C
- 49 children achieved 9 or more 9-7 / A*or A grades.
Louise Voden, headteacher designate at Nower Hill High said: “We are absolutely delighted with this year’s excellent set of results; we have excelled at both GCSE and A Level.
“Our students have worked extremely hard and should feel very proud of themselves, as we certainly are of them. As always, we would like to congratulate the students and to thank the staff, parents, carers and our governing body for their hard work and support of the school in securing this most impressive achievement.”
12.05: St Albans High School for Girls receive ‘stellar’ results
St Albans High School for Girls (STAHS) is celebrating stellar exam success in GCSEs this year, with over 90 per cent of grades awarded at 9 to 7 (A* to A).
The key results as they stand include:
- 90.2 per cent level 9-7 (A* to A)
- 99.6 per cent level 9-5 (A* to B/C)
- 37 per cent of students earned 6 or more grade 9s
- 97 per cent of grades in all three sciences, computer science and maths were level 9 to 7
Amber Waite, Head at STAHS, said: “I am so delighted for the girls at STAHS who have earned an outstanding set of GCSE results – testament to their hard work and dedication over the past several years. And what an accomplishment!
“It always feels a bit superficial discussing exam results as percentages, because these statistics can mask tremendous individual success stories. Amongst these stories are the 67 girls who achieved 9 or more grades 9-7, the 34 girls who earned 6 or more grade 9s, the 40 girls who earned 3 or more grade 9s in STEM subjects and the 4 girls who earned a clean sweep of grade 9s across all of their subjects.”
11.16: St Albans School announces record GCSE results
St Albans School announces its GCSE results which include a new school record of entries that were awarded 9 to 8/A* grades.
60 per cent of examinations taken were graded 9 to 8/A* – which represents a school record – and more than 80 per cent received 9 to 7/A* to A grades.
Some two-thirds of the year group gained at least five 9/8/A* grades, with more than half of the cohort gaining at least six 9/8/A* grades. Over 40 per cent of candidates gained at least eight 9/8/A* grades.
Two students achieved straight 9/A* grades and fourteen achieved straight 9s, 8s & A*s. An impressive fifteen pupils achieved at least ten 9/8/A*s.
Jonathan Gillespie, Headmaster of St Albans School, commented: “I am delighted with this year’s record GCSE results and congratulate our pupils on their many individual successes. I look forward to welcoming them back in September together with the many new entrants who are joining our co-educational Sixth Form.”
11.14: Another successful year for Beaumont School
Students and teachers are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results.
Headteacher Martin Atkinson said: “I am delighted that our students have maintained the high standards set by last year’s cohort, even surpassing them in the core subjects of English and Maths. We are looking forward to starting the new term with our largest and best qualified Sixth Form ever.”
Head of Year 11, Helen Wilson, added: “The members of this year group have excelled in extra-curricular activities, including sport, Music, Drama and the DofE Award and now they have reached the highest levels academically across all areas of the curriculum.
“I am immensely proud of this tremendous success, which is down to the hard work they have put into their studies, supported by a dedicated team of experienced and highly-qualified teachers and pastoral staff.”
Pictured with Ms Wilson are twins, Robert and Tomas Linzell, who secured 17 GCSEs at grade 8 or 9, along with top grades in Additional Maths.
10.40: Immanuel College in Bushey is the first to celebrate
The school are delighted to report that 49 per cent of all grades were awarded at 9, 8 or A* with 29 per cent being the high grade possible (9 or A* equivalent.)
70 per cent of all grades were awarded at 9 to 7 or A* to A, with 97 per cent at 9 to 4 or A* to C.
Gideon Futerman, Raquel Menashe and Sarah Root achieved a clean sweep of grade 9 and A* results in all their subjects.
Head Master Gary Griffin expressed his delight, saying: “We would like to offer our congratulations to all our Year 11 students on receiving such an excellent set of results – which continue to break College records.
“We are so proud of everyone’s accomplishments, which are the culmination of hard work and dedication by students and teachers alike. We look forward to welcoming students back to embark on their A-Level courses in September.”