Pupils, staff and parents were celebrating pleasing GCSE results today at The Hollins. With pupils having sat new GCSE examinations in English, English literature and maths there was heightened interest in how they would perform. Pleasingly, 56% of pupils achieved a standard pass (grade 4 or above) in both English and maths.
Individually there were some excellent performances with Seona Bailey achieving an 8 in English, 6 in English literature, the new top grade of 9 in maths plus five other A*s, one A and a B. Megan Adshead achieved the top grade 9 in English with 7s in literature and maths. She also gained four As, two Bs and a C. Coby Bolton was the highest performing boy gaining the top grade 9 in English literature as well as an 8 in English and a 7 in maths. Five grade As, a B and a Level 2 Merit completed his results. Jennifer Lochrie gained three 7s in the new GCSEs as well as two A*s, four As and a C, and Aminah Rahman got a 6 and 8 in English and English literature, 7 in maths, two A*s, three As and two Bs. Mollie-Jane Downham, Hollie Ticehurst and Awais Ali should also be congratulated on their excellent grades.
Headteacher, Steve Campbell said, “I am immensely proud of the time and effort pupils and staff have put into our success this year. It has been a challenge coming to grips with the new GCSE exams but I could not have asked for more from everyone concerned. We have learnt a lot from the challenges of this year and will ensure we continue to support our pupils as we go forward. I wish all our leavers every success and hope that they have gained the grades they need to go on to their chosen route post-16.”
Provisional data for 2017
Progress 8 -0.12
Attainment 8 42.45
Basics 55% (percentage achieving grade 4+ in English and maths)
% EBacc entry 22%
%EBacc pass 6%
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