Pupils and staff at Millthorpe School are celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results this year, with 65% of students reaching the benchmark of 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths. Using the government’s new Progress measure for schools, due to be introduced in 2016, Millthorpe students made a third of a grade better progress across all their subjects than in other schools nationally, a significant improvement on 2014. They also hit a new best of 41% for the government’s favoured Ebacc measure (students getting a good pass in English, Maths, 2 Sciences, a language and History or Geography).
“I’m proud and delighted by the way our students have acquitted themselves this year. There is more pressure than ever on young people and exams have never been under so much scrutiny, so these fantastic results are a testament to the hard work and resilience of the students and the dedication of the staff and parents who supported them,” said Headteacher Trevor Burton.
The results, which are the school’s best under the new methodology, put Millthorpe well above the national average, despite the ever-more rigorous approach to GCSEs.
Outstanding individual achievements include:
- Will Osborne: 12A*s + 1A (including an A* Distinction in Further Maths GCSE)
- Lin Gan: 11A*s + 2As
- Freya Butler: 10A*s + 4As
- Jack Hughes: 10A*s + 3As
- David Cragg: 10A*s + 2As
In total, 1 in 6 students in the year group achieved at least 8 As or A*s.
“While it is of course important to celebrate outstanding individual successes and the headline figures, what is equally satisfying is to see just how many students with a whole range of abilities have fulfilled their potential in a variety of demanding subjects. Their achievements will put them in a brilliant position to move on to the next stage in their education and I wish them all the best of luck,” added Mr Burton.