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GCSE students hit new heights

Year 11 students at Highams Park School have followed last week’s A level success with superb achievements of their own.


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exmresultsPupils received the results of all their hard work for their GCSE exams today Thursday 23rd Aug 2018.

Over 75% of entries in English, Mathematics, Science and History were at Grade 4 or above, with over 70% of Geography and MFL entries achieving the same high standards. In both English and Maths an increased percentage of students achieved the new Grade 5 or higher.

55% of all grades awarded across every subject were at Grade 5 or above (Grade 5 is deemed to be a "strong" pass by Ofqual - see below).

Impressively 20% of all the grades awarded to Year 11 students were at the highest grades of 7, 8 and 9.

There are many outstanding individual achievements, and Highams Park students can quite rightly celebrate the culmination of their hard work.

Our top three performers in this year’s cohort deserve particular praise, those being; Joe Emmens, Siena Crossley and Scarlett King.

GCSE 2018 07Joe, who achieved a magnificent eight GCSEs at Grade 9, two at Grade 8 and one at Grade 7, is looking forward to A levels in Art, Biology, English Literature and History at Highams Park 6th Form.


GCSE 2018 13Siena excelled with seven GCSEs at Grade 9, three at Grade 8 and one at Grade 7, plus an A in GCSE Italian, and will study Biology, English Literature, French and Maths in the 6th Form at Highams Park.

Scarlett gained an equally impressive seven GCSEs at Grade 9, two at Grade 8 and two at Grade 7 and will join us again in September to study Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.

GCSE 2018 02Yet another outstanding performance came from Eleanor Sandeman (5 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7, and 2 Grade 6s), who continues into the 6th Form to study the same subjects as Scarlett.


GCSE 2018 20Other achievements of note include Liam Brockway, Daisy Dewar, Michael Kolawole, Anna Mear and Jacob Payne who all achieved 3 GCSEs at Grade 9 with a host of Grade 8s and Grade 7s alongside.

These results and the many others that cannot be individually mentioned represent the culmination of considerable hard work and determination.

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This is perhaps best embodied by the fabulous results gained by Jessika Ebengo, Wasif Imran, Chloe Mokaki and Kyaw Oo, who are amongst the students making the greatest progress during their 5 years at Highams Park.



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

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The Principal, Mr Phil Grundy, said about the results

“I’d like to congratulate all of our students and teachers on their results in this year’s GCSE examinations. They have faced significant challenges given the national changes to GCSE examinations, but their hard work, determination and resilience have paid dividends. I look forward to seeing the students build upon these foundations as they move forward with renewed confidence into our 6th Form.”


Grades for "new" GCSEs from 2017

In 2018 most subjects were examined against the "harder" specifications and graded with the new scale of 1 to 9. Grade 9 is the new highest grade.

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



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

GCSE results rise despite tougher exams



The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)

You can view all 2018 GCSE results for all subjects across the nation at the Joint Council for Qualifications website (JCQ) click here.


Below students 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 exam 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 2018, 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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