Highfields ‘Class of 2022’ GCSE success

The publication of today’s GCSE results sees Highfields School’s ‘Class of 2022’ celebrating some excellent achievements. 73% of students achieved passes in English and maths at grade 4 or above, (equivalent to the old A*-C grades), with a fantastic 56% achieving ‘strong’ GCSE passes at grade 5 or above in both these subjects. These outcomes suggest that results are the best for years, including those affected by Covid.

Head of Year 11, Alison Ruston, said, ‘Throughout the year we have been very aware of the impact that Covid disruption has had on this year group so I am absolutely thrilled that their resilience and determination has been rewarded with some truly amazing results. I am extremely proud of all they have achieved’.

Headteacher Andrew Marsh said, ‘We are here to give children the skills and knowledge they need to go out into the world and make a positive difference. I am so pleased that these results will enable these students to move one step closer to doing exactly that. Congratulations to all!’

Many students have achieved outstanding individual results, with 17 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 6 or more grade 9s, with a further 28 students achieving at least one coveted top grade. Close to 50% of the year group recorded at least one grade at 7 or above. Many other students made excellent progress overall.