2016 was another fantastic year for Year 11 students at Hutton with more than 80% of students achieving A*-C grades in five or more subjects. More than 80% also achieved A*-C grades in English and Mathematics and almost a quarter of all grades awarded were A* or A. Performances were once again significantly above the national average for boys.
There were a number of outstanding individual performances at both GCSE and A Level and we are extremely proud of what our students have achieved.
A summary of the 2016 headline figures can be downloaded here
A Summary of the 2015 headline figures can be downloaded here
GCSE Accomplishments 2016
Students at Hutton have once again achieved excellent GCSE results, with exceptional progress being made by students across the year group. More than 80% of boys achieved the important benchmark of A* to C grades in English and Mathematics. As GCSEs have become ever more rigorous, students at Hutton have performed very strongly; half of grades awarded to this cohort of students were A*, A and B grades and nearly a quarter of all entries were awarded A* or A grades.
The progress of boys at Hutton has once again been outstanding especially in English and Mathematics.
Head teacher Mark Bradshaw said: “I would like to congratulate all Hutton students on their excellent GCSE results this year. Amongst many areas of success, we are particularly pleased to see the very strong results in the core subjects of English and Mathematics and Science. Students have worked extremely hard and these excellent results are a tribute to their commitment and hard work. I would also like to thank their teachers and all my colleagues who have taught and supported students so effectively, and also parents who have nurtured and encouraged students throughout their school lives.”
“Although today we are, of course we focusing upon celebrating our students’ GCSE results, it is important to remember that Hutton students gain a fully rounded education. Our commitment to developing our students’ character, values, grit and determination, all within a Christian ethos helps to make these achievements possible.”
Assistant Head Teacher and Director of Sixth Form, Louise Sissons adds, “These excellent results are the platform for students to continue their educational careers in the Sixth Form. These high achieving students have a wealth of talent and proven academic ability. We are very excited about the next steps for these students and supporting them as they prepare for their further studies and future success.”
Leading the way with an incredible 9 A* and 3 A grades is Michael Browne. His gold star results came in all three separate Sciences, English Literature, Maths and Additional Maths, Computer Science, History and ICT.
Richard Jones achieved 6 top grades and 4 A grades out of his 12 GCSE passes while Owen Poole, Lewis Bernstein and Sam Steeple all managed to attain 5 A* grades.
Special mention must also go to Harry Campion, George Egerton and Oliver Darby. All boys achieved 4 A* grades – Harry in English Literature, French, History and ICT, George in Maths, Additional Maths, Chemistry and Physics and Oliver in English Literature, History Religious Studies and ICT.
Hutton C of E Grammar School is pleased to announce another excellent set of A Level examination results – maintaining our long standing tradition of examination success.
A Level Success Stories
Just under half of all grades awarded to our A Level students were the top grades of A* - B, and nearly 1 in every 5 awarded was either an A* or A. Details of the headline figures and subject summaries can be downloaded below.
There have been many exceptional performances by Hutton’s outgoing Year 13.
4 students, Elizabeth Ainsworth, Matthew Farrier, Daniel Timmers and David Tipping all achieved 5 A Level passes.
David achieved A* grades in Mathematics, English Literature and General Studies along with A grades in Further Mathematics and History. His outstanding achievements have earned him a place at Christ Church, Oxford University, studying Law and Law Studies in Europe.
Daniel achieved A* grades in Mathematics and General Studies along with A grades in Further Maths, Business Studies and Economics. He is now looking to continue his studies into Mathematics at Warwick University.
Matthew scored the highest possible grades in Mathematics and Chemistry along with B’s in General Studies and Biology and a C in Physics. In addition to this, he also passed his Extended Project Qualification (worth half an A level) with a project on post-operative psychological care.
Elizabeth secured her 5 grades with an A in History and B’s in General Studies, Drama, English Literature and Art.
Special mention must be made of other students too.
Rachel Massey passed 4 A Levels – with an amazing 3 A* grades in Geography, English Literature and General Studies. Her fourth was an A in Biology. She is now looking to spend a year doing voluntary work and hopes to follow a Medical career pathway afterwards.
Charley Bond, Jacob Browne, Gemma Laverty, Hannah Lord and Ben Melling were all successful at achieving the ‘Gold Standard’ of an A* grade in Psychology, Sport/PE, Art, Politics, and Mathematics respectively.
Graham Fox achieved 4 excellent passes with A grades in Mathematics, Law and General Studies and a B in Chemistry.
Two other students also passed the AQA Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which provides an opportunity for them to exercise their abilities beyond the A-level syllabus on a largely self-directed project and in their own time. Umberto Zerbinati and Jacob Browne achieved A* and, B grades respectively in this qualification, and undertook projects in the development and production of a heart monitor with Smartphone connectivity and a study into Sports stars and their allegiances to particular nationalities.
Our results mean that the vast majority of our students have secured their chosen courses at their preferred universities. Many of them will be embarking on Higher Education at some of the top Universities in the country. Our excellent AS Level results also suggest that good A Level results should be forthcoming next year.
Head teacher Mark Bradshaw commented that "Once again we are delighted with the achievements of our students and there have been some exceptional results. Many students have achieved top grades and are now progressing to university. Students and staff have worked incredibly hard over the past year and we are really proud of our students' results. Our Year 13 students now leave us for the next exciting chapter in their lives and we wish them well. Year 12 students have laid excellent foundations for the coming year and I am sure they will continue to push themselves. I would like to once again thank all of the staff for going the extra mile with the students, and the parents and carers for their continued support.”
DFE Performance Tables
School performance tables are published annually by the Department for Education. The site allows parents to view the results for a particular school or to compare results in a particular geographical area or for schools with similar characteristics/profiles.