In an excited and happy atmosphere, Year 11 Heathfield Community College students collected their final GCSE results today and were delighted with the rewards for their hard work. In a challenging educational climate, the students attending Heathfield this year have excelled themselves with 63% gaining the “Good Pass” of 9-5 and 82% achieving the new “pass” of 9-4 in both English & Maths. Amidst what seems to be excellent progress, there are also some fantastic examples of achievement in the face of challenging circumstances for individual students.
Indications also show attainment at the very highest levels, including the elusive Grade 9, is very strong. There are exceptional outcomes to celebrate with 18% of grades at 9/8 and over 10% gaining Grade 9.27% gained 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 7 and above.
Headteacher Caroline Barlow said:
“Life is not all about examination grades but there is no doubt that getting good results opens doors and provides choices for the future. It was fantastic to see the students’ faces as they realised that all their hard work has paid off. Most pleasing was that students from across the whole ability range have done well; we are really proud of them.”
A number of students achieved extremely high attainment: Maezie Lane achieved an impressive 9 Grade 9s and 2 Grade 8s. Eloise Matthews secured 9 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8 and a Grade 7; Atholl Martin achieved 8 Grade 9s, a Grade 8 and 2 Grade 7s; Emily Smith gained 7 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s and 1 Grade7. Sophie Marsh secured 6 Grade 9s, 4 Grade 8s and a Grade 7.
Additionally achieving some of the highest grades, Marc Twinn secured 5 Grade 9s and 5 Grade 8s in his 11 GCSEs whilst Hayden Harris gained 5 Grade 9s, a Grade 8 and 3 Grade 7s. Paige Guy secured 4 Grade 9s, 6 Grade 8s and Grade 7; Sam Walley achieved 3 Grade 9s, 5 Grade 8s and 2 Grade 7s.
Many students also achieved grades at the highest levels within their already impressive set of results; Charlie Moon(2 Grade 9sand 7 Grade 8s), Lydia Smith (2 Grade 9s, 6 Grade 8s and 3 Grade 7s) and Thomas Pin (2 Grade 9s, 6 Grade 8s and 3 Grade 7s).
Leila Warren and Liv Crane both gained 11 GCSEs at Grade 7 or above; Rose Chaplin, Elisa Spencer, Hector Ellis and Jasmine Batson all gained 10 GCSEs at Grade 7 or above; Ellis Wilson, Scott Candogan, Jacob Pooley, Lauren Harris, Ella Hatfield, Eliza Hobden and Mia Tambellini all secured 9 GCSEs at Grade 7 or above. Archie Proctor, Tia Whiteman, Jaz Potter-Grant, Lauren Simmonds, Maddelaena Porter and Eleanor Rofe all secured 8 GCSEs at Grade 7 or above.
Many other results represent exceptional achievement and progress for individual students, some of whom will go onto apprenticeships and vocational courses that give them fantastic future choices. Many others have excelled in spite of challenging personal or medical circumstances. Whilst many of these cannot be named, their achievement is none the less significant and both the College and their families will be very proud of their results. The outcomes overall show the College’s ability to add significant value to all pupils’ progress over their five years at Heathfield. This is a result of the powerful combination of the hard work and dedication of students to their studies, the unstinting support of parents and the focused expertise and skill of their teachers.
Paying tribute to the community effort that has led to this success Head of Year, Sue Smith said
“Heathfield Community College Year 11 students have worked so incredibly hard and been rewarded with these brilliant GCSE results. I am extremely proud of what they have achieved which is a testament to their determination to make the very best of their futures. Throughout their GCSE courses students have shown great resilience and dedication, with many students striving to be the very best that they can be. Everybody at the College wishes our Year 11 a brilliant future. I am personally so grateful to have worked with such a fantastic year group, well done everybody!”