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 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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A Level Success Stories
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.
Over 40% of all A2 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.
There have been many exceptional performances by Hutton’s outgoing Year 13. Once again we have students who have earned places at Oxford University and many others who have been accepted for their chosen pathways at some of the best Universities in the country. Our AS Level results also suggest that good A Level results should be forthcoming next year.
Angus Brown and Joe Winter are our 2 Oxford – bound students. Angus achieved A* grades in English Literature, History and Politics with an A in General Studies and will be reading History and Politics. He also gained an A* in his EPQ qualification which provides an opportunity for students to exercise their abilities beyond the A-level syllabus on a largely self-directed project and in their own time. Angus undertook his project on the future of sovereign states. Joe – the star of many Hutton productions over the years including Joseph and Les Miserables - gained an A* in History and A grades in Mathematics, Politics and General Studies. He will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford.
Tom Hughes achieved a total of 5 A Level passes at A*/A with his ‘gold standard’ grades in Chemistry and Mathematics. He also achieved an A grade in his EPQ on thermo-electricity. He is off to Lancaster to study Mechanical Engineering
Adam Brown achieved a total of 4 A Level passes at A*/A with his ‘gold standard’ grades in English Literature and General Studies. He will be going to Warwick to study Politics.
Georgina Newcombe scored top grades in English Literature, Psychology and General Studies, with A grades in History. She leaves us to study Liberal Arts at Durham University.
Special mention must be made of other students too:
Rachel McAngus achieved A* grades in English Literature and History and is off to Manchester to study Law.
Michael Morgan is off to study Computer Science having gained A grades in Computing, Law and Mathematics with an A* in his EPQ researching the future of mechanical minds.
Monty Taylor-Proctor earned an A* in Politics with A grades in General Studies and History. He is going to Manchester to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Rachel Massey returned to Hutton and studied Chemistry A-Level in 1 year. She achieved an A grade and is now going to King’s College, London to study Medicine.
Head teacher Mark Bradshaw commented: ‘The school has a proud tradition of academic excellence which we continue to maintain; once again we are delighted with the accomplishments of our students. There have been some exceptional results with many achieving top grades and successfully progressing to the next stages of their careers, be that at prestigious Universities or the world of work. Students and staff have worked incredibly hard over the last twelve months, supported as always by dedicated parents and carers, and we are very proud of all they have achieved. Our Year 12 students have also laid excellent foundations for the coming year and I am sure they will continue to push themselves in trying to emulate or surpass those who have just left.
I would like, once again, to thank the staff for continually going the extra mile for the students, parents and carers for their continued support and all of our Year 13 students for always giving of their best; their hard work and dedication has clearly paid dividends.’
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