Students and staff at Millthorpe are celebrating another outstanding set of GCSE results this year:
- Over 70% of students reached the benchmark of 5 passes at grade C or better including both English and Maths, a 4% improvement on 2015
- They also achieved a new best of 44% for the government’s favoured English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure
- 1 in 8 students achieved 10 or more GCSEs at Grade A or A*
- According to the government’s new Attainment 8 measure, the average grade for all students is a Grade B
“I’m very proud of the achievements of all our students,” says Headteacher Trevor Burton. “I know the incredible effort they have put in throughout their time here, so I’m delighted to see how well they have performed because it is richly deserved. The results are also a great testament to the tireless work of our staff and the support of our parents and carers and are especially impressive against a backdrop of a further fall nationally in the GCSE pass rate at C and above.
“The Government is promoting a focus on rigorous academic subjects – humanities, languages and sciences – and outstanding performances in these subjects means that a record 44% of our students achieved the EBacc measure, which places us in the top 5% of similar schools and the top 12% of all schools in the country, including Grammar Schools.
“Students of all abilities have once again made outstanding progress. Our initial calculation of the government’s Progress 8 measure puts us in the top 12% nationally.
“Is this our best ever set of results? The goalposts keep moving so it is difficult to say. What is more important to me is that today, Millthorpe students can walk away knowing they have done as much as they can to move on to the next stage in their education in a position of great strength.”
Outstanding individual achievements include:
- Rebecca Foster (12 A* + 1 A)
- Bethan Law (11 A* + 2 A, including A* Distinction in Further Maths)
- Ella Field (12 A*)
- Emma Phillips (11 A* + 1 A, including A* Distinction in Further Maths)
- Patrick Dewhirst (10 A* + 1 A)
- Luke McDonnell-McKeown (9 A* + 2 A)
- Joe Newton (9 A* + 2 A)
- Tom Percival (7 A* + 5 A, including A* Distinction in Further Maths)