Clean sweep for Hutton boys
Students at Hutton CE Grammar School once again excelled in their GCSEs, with exceptional progress made by boys across the year group.
Headteacher, Mr Mark Bradshaw, said: “I am so proud of our boys who have achieved outstanding results based on the assessment of their hard working teachers who have supported and nurtured them.”
He said the cancellation of the 2020 exams was a blow to staff and pupils.
All were working determinedly for the examinations and they were "tantalisingly only a few weeks away from taking place" before lockdown.
Throughout April and May, staff followed Ofqual guidelines to provide the assessments that comprehensively reflected each individual pupils’ performance and potential.
But, says the headteacher, the school’s outstanding exam results are just one part of the Hutton experience.
Mr Bradshaw added: "The distinctive Hutton experience is to develop young people who have a thirst for life-long, independent learning and a vital commitment to making a real difference to the world around them.
"These outstanding results are a significant and important step forward into making that dream a reality for each and every one of our students. I thank the staff for continually going the extra mile for the students, parents and carers for their continued support and all of our Year 11 boys for always giving of their best."
Special mention goes to Tom Paterson and Hiten Parekh who both got an impressive nine grade 9s each. Tom also scored Level 2 distinction* in IT as well as an eight in English Literature and Hiten grade eight in both English Language and Literature.
Close behind are Daniel Mackie and Noah Cox with eight and seven grade 9s respectively.Matthew Boden, Aaron Shi and Hamza Yusuf all achieved 9s in all three separate sciences and maths.
Mr Bradshaw said: "Across the country, many parents and young people will be feeling the same. Covid-19 has denied teenagers their traditional milestones – the last day of school, exams, Year 11 meal, a normal summer holiday, even exam results day.
It will be a “weird year” because the standard celebrations will not be possible given the continued risk posed by Covid-19.
“The pupils and our fantastic staff have shown such dedication and resolve, staying focused and continuing their teaching and learning, particularly given the circumstances in which we have all found ourselves. In many ways, it has been inspiring."