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‘Resilience and determination’ of Parliament Hill School GCSE students praised

PUBLISHED: 13:03 25 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:36 10 September 2018

Parliament Hill School students celebrate their GCSE results in the new LaSWAP building. Photo by Justin Thomas

Parliament Hill School students celebrate their GCSE results in the new LaSWAP building. Photo by Justin Thomas

© 2018 Justin Thomas

The “resilience and determination” of Parliament Hill School GCSE students has been praised.

Cllr Mason (far left) congratulates Parliament Hill School students outside the new LaSWAP building, which features a planted green wall. The GCSE students are (L- R) Tabitha Reeves, who got two 9s, four 8s, three 7s, a 6, and an A*; Isabella Furst, who got three 8s, two 7s, two 6s, and one 5, and Gracie Sandall, who got four 9s, four 8s, two 7s and one 6. Photo by Justin ThomasCllr Mason (far left) congratulates Parliament Hill School students outside the new LaSWAP building, which features a planted green wall. The GCSE students are (L- R) Tabitha Reeves, who got two 9s, four 8s, three 7s, a 6, and an A*; Isabella Furst, who got three 8s, two 7s, two 6s, and one 5, and Gracie Sandall, who got four 9s, four 8s, two 7s and one 6. Photo by Justin Thomas

In the first year of “new and more challenging” GCSE examinations in the majority of subjects, students achieved a third of grades (36per cent) at 9-7 or A*-A.

While 80pc of students achieved a grade 4 pass in both English and maths and 60pc achieved a grade 5 strong pass. 93pc of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and 84pc a grade 5 or above. 51pc of students gained 9-7 grades in language or literature or both. The school is “really pleased” with its results in maths this year. 82pc of students achieved a grade 4 pass or above which is 11pc above national performance in 2018. 63pc of students achieved a strong pass at grade 5 or above. 26pc of students achieved 9-7 grades.

Over a third of students achieved grades 9-7 in science, humanities and modern foreign languages.

Headteacher Sarah Creasey said: “Results have been consistently strong across all subjects which is testament to the resilience and determined efforts of students who sat more than 20 different examination papers in the summer and also to their dedicated teachers who once again have gone the extra mile to ensure that students secure these really excellent results.

“We are also enormously appreciative of the ongoing support from families and look forward to working with them in the future as their daughters take their next steps into the sixth form.”

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