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Congratulations to all our year 11 pupils.

Congratulations should go to the Year 11 students of Highams Park School who have followed in the footsteps of the A level students last week and have secured some excellent results in their GCSE examinations.

Pupils received the results of all their hard work for their GCSE exams today Thursday 24th Aug 2017.

exmresults70% of students gained a standard pass (Grade 4) in both the new English and Mathematics GCSE; 43% of students gained a strong pass (Grade 5) in both subjects.

74% of students gained at least two A*-C grades in Science, with a quarter of the year group going one stage further and gaining all three Science qualifications at A*-C.

A record 85% of the 133 students taking a Modern Foreign Language achieved an A*-C and 70% of all Humanities grades were also A*-C, all of which contributed to a new high of 37% of students gaining the English Baccalaureate. (Last year the national average was 25%.)

Congratulations should go to those students who were amongst the first ever to gain the new and prestigious grade 9. In Mathematics they were: Miles Carey, Joseph Axe, Ben Laing, Gillian Mwaramba, Sheharyar Rana and Fareena Saleemi. In English they were: Paige McCoy, Alex Gadsdon, Tyler Cairns, Lily Ridler and Olivia Hall.

Additional to those gaining the new grade 9, particular mention should also go to the following students who gained grade 8 in both English and Maths alongside some outstanding A and A* grades: Chloe Coleman who gained 7 A* and 1 A grade; Isabel Pughe 6 A* and 3 A grades.

Overall 47% of all grades awarded were at or above grade 5 or B; indeed 18% of all grades were at or above grade 7 or A.

Grades for new GCSEs from 2017

In 2017 Mathematics, English Language and English Literature were examined against the "harder" specifications and graded with the new scale of 1 to 9. Grade 9 is the new highest grade. In 2018 more GCSE subjects will follow.

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You can read more about this year's national results and the new grading system on the Ofqual website.


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The Principal, Mr Phil Grundy, said about the results

"It is fantastic to be able to congratulate the students and their teachers who have together worked so hard to gain these outcomes. To show such resilience and focus at a time when there is much discussion about new examinations and changes to school funding is particularly pleasing. I look forward to seeing them all now embark upon the next exciting stage of their studies. They are now armed with some great results and filled with renewed confidence that success really does come through shared endeavours.."

Mr Peter Rogers, Chair of Governors added: “These results are a tremendous tribute to both the students and the staff of Highams Park School. It has been a pleasure to see so many students collecting their results and enrolling in our 6th Form. They along with the new external students will all benefit from the recently opened new 6th Form facilities.”


Click the links below for the National Picture from the BBC Education News

GCSE: Pass rate dips as students face tougher exams

GCSE results: How the new grading system works



The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)

You can view all 2016 GCSE results for all subjects across the nation at the Joint Council for Qualifications website (JCQ) click here.


Below is a slideshow of some pictures from the day. You can view it full screen if you wish.


Pupils receive help and advice before enrolling for their 6th form courses starting soon.  Click any picture for information on Enrolment

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Previous year's results

In the Exams section on the Downloads page of the website there are detailed tables going back to 2005. Full 2015 results will be posted there shortly.

School "League Tables"

Government "League Tables" comparing schools using a number of performance indicators are not normally available until next January. We will publish a page, called School Performace 2017, explaining these performance indicators for the school once they are published. It will be located on the pop out menu from the main GCSE results item on the About Us menu.

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