GCSE Results 2017
Students and staff at The Howard School are today celebrating their GCSE results, with many students once again achieving the very top grades including the new Grade 9 in English and Maths.
66% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 for English, with Grade 4 being the equivalent of a C grade, and 60% achieved at least a Grade 4 for Maths. This is the first year of a new system with more challenging content and a different assessment regime to previous years.
Students gaining the new prestigious Grade 9 included Michael Austin for Maths and Nathan Collins for English.
Coupled with last week's excellent A-Level results, this has been a superb year for the school and its students. While the national picture is still unclear, The Howard School’s local and national reputation as a school where results challenge the stereotypical view of underachievement in young men continues.
Headteacher Mr Millar said: “This is a great set of results and I am absolutely delighted to see so many doing so well. Students have worked extremely hard and these achievements are a tribute to their commitment and hard work. I would like to offer students warmest congratulations and on their behalf thank all their teachers for their contribution to making these results possible, and also parents and carers who have encouraged students throughout their school lives.”
There were some outstanding individual performances with a host of students gaining impressive sets of the top grades: Michael Austin achieved a 9, 6 As and 2Bs; Jordan Howes 1 A*, 5 As and 3Bs; Liam Howlett 5 As and 2Bs; Callum West an 8, 1 A and 6Bs; Nathan Collins a 9, 2 As and 4Bs; Shane Joseph 4 As and 4Bs; Jack Nicholson an 8, 3 As and 3Bs.
Mr Millar continued: “Alongside these, there are many other excellent sets of results, including many which represent real achievements for the students concerned, even though they may not hit the headlines. This year continues to build on our established record of success at both GCSE and A-Level across the whole range of subjects, academic and creative, arts, sciences and mathematics. The results our students have gained this year will ensure they are equipped to succeed in the ever-changing world we live in. I am pleased that many of our students will be joining The Howard Sixth Form in September to begin A-Level studies, and wish all students every success for the next stage of their education.”