HUTTON boys on cloud 9
HUTTON boys on cloud 9
Students at Hutton CofE Grammar School have once again achieved excellent GCSE results, with exceptional progress being made by students across the year group.
Nearly 90% of boys achieved the important benchmark of 9 - 4 grades in both English and Mathematics. The proportion of strong passes in both subjects (9 – 5) is also pleasing with 70% of boys reaching this threshold.
As GCSEs have become even more rigorous, we are proud of the performance of all our students. Nearly ¼ of all grades awarded were at A/A* or 9 – 7 in the new grading system used in Maths and English for the first time this year. 9 students achieved the ‘gold standard’ of a 9 in 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. The new Maths and English exams are the most difficult since the end of O-Levels in the 1980’s and all our boys have coped extremely well with the rigours these courses have demanded – as shown by their fantastic results.
“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 Head 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 is Joe Aspinall with 12 passes - all at A/A* or 8/9 - including a 9 in Maths and 7 A* grades in each of the 3 separate Sciences, Computing, ICT, RS and Further Maths.
Jack Dale, Daniel Abram, Daniel Tomlinson, Jake Byrne and Glyn Hughes also secured 12 passes with 11 at A/A* or 7+.
All these boys also studied a Further Maths qualification which is aimed at high achieving students by assessing their higher order mathematical skills, particularly in algebraic reasoning, in greater depth. They all scored A grades with Joe, both Daniel’s and Glyn along with Mason Webb and Alessandro Barbera achieving A* grades.
We are particularly pleased for Jack Dale who achieved an A* with distinction in this demanding exam – along with 7 other A/A* grades, 2 9s in Maths and English Language and an 8 in English Literature.
Joe, Jack and Daniel Abram all achieved top grades in each of the separate sciences.
Special mention must also go to Adam Bond, Matthew Whymark, Tom Stewart, Ismaeel Piperdi and Mason Webb who all achieved 12 passes, 10 of which were either A/A* or 7 –9.
87% of boys achieved the important benchmark of 9 - 4 grades in English and Mathematics.
70% of boys achieved the important benchmark of 9 - 5 grades in English and Mathematics.
As GCSEs have become ever more rigorous, students at Hutton have performed very strongly; 23% of all grades awarded have been A/A* or grades 7 - 9
The progress of boys at Hutton has once again been outstanding, especially in Mathematics, English, all three Sciences, ICT and Religious Studies
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