Highfields ‘Class of 2023’ GCSE success
The publication of today’s GCSE results sees Highfields School’s ‘Class of 2023’ celebrating excellent achievements. Over three quarters of students achieved passes in English and maths at grade 4 or above with nearly 60% 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 Antony Bishton said, “I’m hugely proud of all our Y11 students but I would like to give special mention to those students who, like many students nationally, who were particularly affected by Covid or its aftermath and worked hard to achieve against the odds. Some students were not able to take exams in school and I would like to thank staff who travelled to these students’ homes or supported in other ways to enable them to sit the examinations they could manage”.
Headteacher Andrew Marsh said, “this was not the easiest year for students to succeed given the challenges presented post Covid. But succeed they did and I am absolutely delighted for them and for their year team who have believed in and supported them throughout. As usual at Highfields we have our fair share of academic high-fliers including students such as Olivia M, Sam R and Leona O whose results were ALL grades 8s and 9s (equivalent to the old A*-A, with a grade 9 recognising exceptional attainment above the previous A*). We are equally proud of learners such as Aaron D, Liam O, Aimee L and Jojo Z who absolutely embodied our motto be the best you can.”
Chair of Governors Rob Atkinson said, “We value every single one of our students at Highfields and are thrilled to congratulate them on their success!”