HARD WORK PAYS OFF AT GCSE
Despite all the uncertainty and challenge of the last two years, students at Prince Henry’s, with the support of their teachers, have produced an excellent set of results. Year 11 students have worked hard to overcome obstacles and have been rewarded with very well-deserved success. An impressive number achieved top grades across a range of subjects, including the much sought-after grade 9 (equivalent to an A*+). In addition, the analysis of results suggests that Prince Henry’s students of all ability levels have achieved well whilst at Prince Henry’s.
There are some amazing individual successes with an impressive number of students securing the equivalent of a grade A, A* or A*+ (grade 7, 8 or 9) in all of their GCSEs. There are too many to mention here, but of special note are Isobel Heap (ten grade 9s), Jake Powell (nine grade 9s and one grade 7), Katarina Robinson (seven grade 9s and three grade 8s) and Patrick Timmins (5 grade 9s and five grade 8s).
We are also pleased that, despite the nationwide decline in GCSE entries in Modern Foreign Languages, we have had over 200 entries across 5 languages this year. Two students, Yasemin Kaban and Sarah Hashim, are now triple linguists and 32 other students achieved dual linguist status.
The majority of Prince Henry’s Year 11 students will continue studying in our on-site Sixth Form, but there are still a limited number of places available on some courses for other students wishing to join the highly successful sixth form at Prince Henry’s Grammar School.
“I am extremely proud of all of our Year 11 students - they have worked hard to secure these excellent results! The grades have been awarded following a rigorous assessment, standardisation and moderation process - so every grade has been hard fought and is very well deserved. Our students have shown real dedication to their learning and this, together with the expert teaching, guidance and support from our dedicated staff means that very many students have achieved their very best. It is really pleasing to see so many students achieve the grades they need to progress to the next stage of their learning. My congratulations go to all our students, together with my thanks to both staff and students for their hard work.”
Janet Sheriff, Executive Headteacher