Staff and students at Thomas Mills High School are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results. Philip Hurst, Headteacher said, “Congratulations to all students who have achieved a brilliant set of exam results. At all levels there are some tremendous successes.”
Over 78% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English and Mathematics. 54% of students have secured a Grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics.
Philip Hurst said, “There are some amazing individual results with a number of students gaining the top Grade 9 in the majority of their subjects.” Over 26% of entries were Grades 9 to 7.
Although the new GCSEs have been described as harder, it is clear that the 160 Year Eleven students and staff have risen to the challenge. Mr Hurst said, “The new exams are enabling students to study in more depth.” The school is particularly proud that it has maintained a broad and balanced curriculum including studying languages. “We have not narrowed our curriculum to suit League Tables. Students can find their talents through our option choices. We have some students studying art, music and drama for example, whilst others may focus on the sciences.”
The GCSE success comes on the back of a splendid set of A Level results last week. Mr Hurst said, “It is clear that staff and students have worked their socks off to achieve some super results. I wish all the students continued success.”