GCSE Results 2018
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 Grade 9.
78% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 for English, with Grade 4 being the equivalent of a C grade, and 69% achieved at least a Grade 4 for Maths. Both of these represent significant increases from last year, along with many other increases across the board.
Students gaining the prestigious Grade 9 included Robert Larini for Maths and Billy Woodhouse for Art.
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 huge congratulations to our students 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:
Robert Larini achieved a 9, 4x8 grades, an A, and 3x7 grades;
Harley Reeve achieved 4x8, a Distinction*, and 3x7 grades;
Thomas Powney achieved 3x8 grades, 3x7 grades, an A, and a Distinction;
Daniel Clark achieved an 8, 6x7 grades, and an A grade;
Kye Arnold achieved an 8, 3x7 grades, 3x6 grades, and a B grade;
Daniel Marshall achieved an 8, 4x7 grades, and 2x6 grades.
Harry Laing achieved an 8, an A, a Distinction*, and 3x6 grades;
Louis Harger achieved 5x7 grades, 2x6 grades, and a B grade;
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. 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.”