GCSE RESULTS DAY 2017
Following on from the stunning A-Level successes last week, we have been delighted with the GCSE results achieved by our students at Prince Henry’s High School.
We have seen a change to the examination system this year with the introduction of numeric grades (9-1, with 9 being the top grade) for Maths and English being published alongside legacy GCSE grades (A*-G). To help parents understand the equivalencies, a numeric 4 is considered to be a standard pass (equivalent to a grade C), a numeric 5 is a good or strong pass (C-B grade), a 6 is the equivalent of a high B grade while numeric 7-9 grades equate to the legacy A-A* grades.
The overall results for 2017 have once again been outstanding. Our top performer Talia Webby achieved an amazing 8A* and two numeric 8 grades and one numeric 9 grade. This would equate roughly to 11 A* grades.
Our top performers who have achieved the equivalent of an amazing 10 or more A*-A grades were as follows:-
LEGACY GCSE GRADES
NEWLY REFORMED NUMERIC GCSE GRADES
Impressively, a total of 67 pupils gained 5 or more A*-A grades (inclusive of numeric 7-9 grades). We are also delighted that many of our students worked extremely hard to achieve their target grades with 99% achieving 5A*-G grades.
72% of the cohort achieved 5 A*-C grades (including standard passes in Maths and English) surpassing the previous best score (71%) which the school achieved in 2006. A third of our students achieved the English Baccalaureate and nearly three quarters of our students achieved standard passes (numeric grade 4 and above) in English and Maths with 51% obtaining strong passes (numeric 5 and above).
Dr Tony Evans, Headteacher, commented “I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to the students. They have been a remarkable, motivated and committed group of young people who thoroughly deserve the outstanding academic success they have achieved. Our motto at Prince Henry’s is “Great things grow from something small”, and the GCSE achievements this week, coupled with our impressive A-Level results last week, are a testament to this. These exceptional GCSE results are a tribute to the incredible hard work and dedication of the students, staff, parents and the governing body. I am extremely proud of all of our students and I offer my sincerest congratulations to everyone concerned.”