Our Year 11 students and staff are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results. In a year of change, with significantly more challenging GCSEs and a new grading system in maths and English, we are delighted to report that we have matched our record breaking performance of last year.

80% of students achieved the new 9-4 grades in English AND Maths, matching the equivalent percentage of A*-C from last year.

There were many outstanding individual performances and we are delighted that so many students will progress on to study A Level and vocational courses in our Sixth Form which, indications following last week's results appear to show, is the best performing state school Sixth Form in the whole North East.

We would like to congratulate all of our students on their results this summer. These results are the best in the school's history with an amazing 50% of all entries graded A* or A (or equivalent). 71% of all entries were graded A*-B. The percentage of A* grades at A Level doubled this year.

There were many outstanding individual performances and the school is delighted that four students will be going on to study at Oxford or Cambridge with a further eight taking up courses in medicine or dentistry.

In Sports Science, every student achieved a Distinction* and in A Level Economics, every student achieved an A* or A grade.

Head of School Andy Byers said, "These fabulous results are just reward for the hard work of the students over the last two years and for the support they have received from their teachers and parents".

Year 9: Tuesday 5 September 2017
Year 10: Wednesday 6 September 2017
Year 11: Wednesday 6 September 2017
Year 12: Thursday 7 September 2017
Year 13: Wednesday 6 September 2017 (all Year 13 students have one to one interviews with their subject teachers on Tuesday 5 September 2017)

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