Following last week’s A-level success, younger Year 11 students at Teesdale School were not to be outdone, bringing home a wonderful set of GCSE results to be proud of.
Overall 79% of students achieved a grade 4 or better in English, with 73% in mathematics. However, particularly impressive results were seen in maths with 30% of students achieving the new grade 7 and ten students going further still and gaining the best pass possible - a grade 9 – which will be awarded to just the top 3% of students nationally.
Stand out performances came from:
• Beth Windle – 3 Grade 9s, 6A*s
• Nina Holguin – 3 Grade 9s, 5A*s, 3As
• Laura Turner – 3 Grade 9s, 4A*s, 1A, 1B
• Daniel Gaskin – 1 Grade 9, 1 Grade 8, 1 Grade 7, 4A*s, 2As
• Henry Wood – 2 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 7, 2A*s, 3As
• Elsbeth Carr – 2 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 6, 5A*s, 1A
• John Bell – 1 Grade 9, 2 Grade 8s, 2A*s, 3As, 1B
Dr Janice Gorlach, our executive headteacher here at Teesdale School and Deputy CEO of the North East Learning Trust said:
“I am incredibly impressed with our young people who have worked so hard for their results. There is much to celebrate not only in their academic achievements, but in their resilience and determination to do their very best.”
Clare Ellis, our headteacher added:
“We are thrilled with all of our results which are a testament to the dedication of our students and the care and support they receive from teachers, their parents and our close knit community.
“I am of course delighted for our most able performers with their clutch of grade 9s and A*s, but it also gives me great pleasure to see students who may have thought they hadn’t done as well to realise that they have indeed passed and that they can begin the next chapter of their lives.”
The results come in the first year of new English and maths awards, with traditional As, Bs and Cs replaced with numerical grades from 1-9.