SUPERB GCSE RESULTS 2019
Following on from the impressive A-Level successes last week, we have been delighted with the GCSE results achieved by our students at Prince Henry’s High School. A record number of 317 students sat GCSE examinations at Prince Henry’s this summer.
This is the third year of GCSE reform since the introduction of numeric grades (9-1, with 9 being the top grade). To help parents understand the equivalencies, a numeric 4 is considered to be a standard pass (equivalent to the legacy grade C); a numeric 5 is a good or strong pass (C-B grade); a 6 is the equivalent of the legacy high B grade; while numeric 7-9 grades equate to the legacy A-A* grades.
The overall results for 2019 have once again been outstanding. Congratulations to our top performer, Matthew Burrow who achieved 8 numeric grade 9’s, one Grade 8 and one Grade 7.
24 students achieved the equivalent of an outstanding 8 or more 7-9 numeric grades. Those who have collected their results at the time of this press release and given consent for their names to be published are as follows:
Impressively, in addition to the students already mentioned, 62 students (20% of the cohort) gained 5 or more 7-9 numeric grades. We are also delighted that many of our students worked extremely hard to achieve their target grades with 98% achieving 5 GCSEs with numeric grades (grades 9-1).
The results across many of the benchmarks are closely matching those seen in the last few years, and once again we have seen some record breaking measures for the school. Impressively, 219 students, just under 70% of this very large cohort, achieved 5 A*-C grades (including standard passes in Maths and English) and 59% of all the numeric grades across all subjects were strong passes (grade 5+). A record number of students, 132 (42%) in total, achieved the English Baccalaureate and nearly three quarters of our students, 235 in total, achieved standard passes (numeric grade 4 and above) in both English and Maths with 165 students (52%) obtaining strong passes (numeric 5 and above) in both English and Maths. 263 (83%) students achieved a Standard Pass in Maths with 200 (63%) students achieving a Strong Pass. 253 (80%) students achieved a Standard Pass in English with 203 (64%) students achieving a Strong Pass. Across the whole year group, at the time of writing the press statement, current estimates for student progress appear to be very high.
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 rising to the challenge of the reformed GCSEs and I offer my sincerest congratulations to everyone concerned.”