Students celebrate excellent GCSE results
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Year 11 students at Greenshaw High School are celebrating some excellent GCSE results in what is an unusual year. Students in 2017 will have qualifications both in numbered grades, as well as the traditional letters of A* to G.
Following changes to English, English Literature and Mathematics GCSE courses, students received their results on a numbered scale from 9 to 1, where 9 is the highest grade. These courses have been written to have more challenging content, which would have previously been taught to A level students.
Of the new grades, the 9 was created to be awarded only to ‘exceptional performers’, so we are delighted that our students achieved 32 of these top grades in the first year of the new examinations. If this year’s results were compared to those using previous measures, then 73% of students would have achieved 5 A*-C including English and Maths.
Assistant Headteacher leading on Year 11, Tim Kidd, said: “These results have been the product of much teamwork for a fantastic group of students. I am very proud of their work ethic and wish them all the best with the next stage of their education.”.
Headteacher, Nick House, added: “Congratulations to students and staff. Although the changes to GCSEs were made very quickly, staff worked incredibly hard to ensure that we didn’t achieve lower standards, and students have shown themselves to be highly resilient to these changes.”
If you would like to join the Greenshaw Sixth Form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your GCSE results and the three subjects you would like to study.