The publication of today’s GCSE results sees Highfields School’s ‘Class of 2019’ celebrating some excellent achievements. 67% of students achieved passes in English and maths at grade 4 or above, (equivalent to the old A*-C grades), and in line with the strong outcomes of recent years. Many students have achieved outstanding individual results, with 22 students gaining 8 or more passes at grades 7-9 (equivalent to the old A*-A, with a grade 9 recognising exceptional attainment above the previous A*). Three students each achieved 7 or more grade 9s, with a further 27 students achieving at least one coveted top grade. Over 40% of the year group recorded at least one grade at 7 or above. Many other students made excellent progress overall.
Head of Year 11, Lucy Hamrouge said, ‘These results represent the outcome of much hard work on the part of staff and students, and the support of parents. It is great to see so many of our young people achieving at the highest grades. Just as important is the pleasing progress that students from all starting points have made at Highfields, as we look to ensure we have given them the best possible platform for the future.’
Headteacher Andrew Marsh said “we are delighted for all of our students who got the results they so richly deserved. These results will enable them to progress, as planned, to their intended next steps in education, employment or training”.