STUDENTS, parents and staff at Hutton CE Grammar School are toasting another set of excellent examination results.
Just short of 85 per cent of this year’s GCSE students achieved five or more A*- C grades including English and mathematics – one the school’s best ever headline figures!
Everyone associated with the Liverpool Road school was pleased with all the core subjects. Both mathematics and English had over 90 per cent of boys achieving top grades and 87 per cent of students achieved at least two science grades at A*-C.
Many other subjects also saw their A*-C pass rates beat the 80 per cent threshold including ICT, geography, PE, English literature, economics and all three separate sciences.
Many of our students have also exceeded expectations in terms of the progress they have made since they joined the School.
In terms of individual performances, narrowly leading the rest of the year group was Thomas Hughes and Ben Wolfenden with 10 and nine A* grades respectively.
Both scored top grades in English, maths, sciences and additional maths.
Other top performers included Joe Winter who achieved seven A* grades and George McCabe with six.
In total, 24 boys came away with 12 passes. Max Kenworthy collected 11 passes at either A or A* (the same as his brother Cameron in 2013).
Special mention also to Toby Caunce, Bob Melling and Jamie Sumner who all managed to achieve 10 grades at either A or A*.
Henry Bodle and Will Walker both achieved nine A*/A grades. Three of Will’s were A* in each of the separate sciences and another two in maths and PE. Henry gained A* grades in maths, physics chemistry and religious studies.
Adam Rae and Sam Clegg also achieved eight top grades, both with three ‘gold star’ grades – Adam’s in chemistry, geography and maths and Sam’s in maths, additional maths and physics.
One quarter of all Hutton’s students achieved GCSE grades at A or A* in mathematics – with each of the separate sciences achieving more than 40 per cent of their grades at this level.
A delighted headteacher David Pearson, thanked staff and parents and congratulated all the students who received GCSE results – not only the boys who had performed exceptionally well but also the boys who had done as well as they possibly could.
He added: “I am delighted that the hard work of our Year 11 pupils, their teachers and families has been rewarded with one of our best ever sets of GCSE results.
“At Hutton we continually strive to challenge all of our students. Dedicated, committed and highly professional staff, parental support and the work put in by the students themselves have all combined to facilitate these fantastic results.”
Mr Pearson said: “I am confident that, as our students move to our sixth form, to other colleges or into employment, the skills and knowledge they have gained from their time here at Hutton will form a solid foundation for the successful futures they all deserve.”