Millthorpe is celebrating after another record –breaking performance in this year’s GCSEs.
71% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths, the best in the school’s history for the second year in a row. The good results ran across all subjects too, with most enjoying their highest ever numbers of students passing at C or above, and getting A or A* grades.
“Once again, I’m delighted with our results this year. I have been overwhelmed by how hard the students and staff have worked and they have got the reward they richly deserve,” said Headteacher Trevor Burton.
“Their achievement is all the more impressive considering the unprecedented level of change and uncertainty surrounding GCSEs in the past two years, particularly in English. This has been a real test of resilience and determination, and the students, staff and parents have been a credit to the school and to themselves.”
Outstanding individual achievements include:
Katherine Rawlings: 11 A*, 3 A
Lily Stone: 12 A*, 1 A
Ferdy Holley: 10 A*, 2 A, 1 B
Madeleine Svenson: 9 A*, 3 A
Ed Chapman: 10 A*, 1 A
Nina Butterworth: 8 A*, 3 A, 1 B
Ed Chapman, Eve Nixon, Lily Stone and Jake Turnbull received the highest possible mark of A* Distinction for their GCSE Further Maths.
Eve Nixon and Dan Bowgett got 13 passes at A or A* and Tom Smith, Joe Palmer, Kyra Clarke and Laura Heyworth all got 12 passes at A or A*. In total, 24 students received 10 or more passes at A or A*.
“We are thrilled with the exceptional results of these individuals and every student in the year group has achieved something they can be proud of,” commented Mr Burton.
“It is our overriding aim at Millthorpe to equip young people with what they need to be successful. A great set of qualifications like these gives them the opportunity to fulfil their potential as they move on the next phase of their education; I wish them all the very best for the future.
This caps a great year for Millthorpe, which in March was judged to be Good in all areas following an inspection by Ofsted, which said the school was ‘improving at a very swift pace.’