Record GCSE Results for The Hayesbrook School
Hayesbrook posted its best ever GCSE results with 60% of students reaching 5 A*-C including English and Maths with their first entry.
Heading a long list of high achieving students with 8 A* and A grades was William Pratt who also added one BTEC Distinction*, Harvey Mountney bagged 7 top grades which included English Literature, Mathematics and Chemistry as did Alec Walsh, who managed a hat trick in all 3 Sciences. Weighing in with 6 A and A* grades were Matthew Saunders, Zack Mercer and Callum Glass. There was a high 5 for Shafiye Ahmed, William Douch, and Jamie Prescott. The quartet who achieved 4 A* or A grades were Greg Buck, Sean Coleman, Samuel Price and David Simpson.
Another record was 250 A* and A GCSE grades and BTEC Distinctions. This was more than double the 2014 success rate. In total there were a historic 43 GCSE A* grades, 140 A grades and 322 B grades. There were also 65 BTEC Distinction * and Distinction grades which is now subject to an external examination at Level 2.
Hayesbrook is a specialist Mathematics and Sport school and this strength was reflected in individual subject GCSE results with 75% of the students achieving the top A* - C grades in Mathematics, 100% achieving A*-C grades in Statistics and a 94% success in PE. English also performed well with 65% achieving an A*-C grade. Other traditional academic subjects such as Geography, History, Chemistry, Biology and Physics were all delighted with pass rates over 60%.
Principal David Day remarked: “This is a historic day for Hayesbrook. I am delighted for the boys. The Hayesbrook ‘Learning Together’ mantra has been grasped by every student, parent and teacher. On such record breaking occasions praise is due to not just our high achieving A graders, but also to those boys who worked so hard and have been rewarded today with a piece of paper saying they have a B or a C grade. These results have opened doors for our students who can walk tall into the Sixth Form and begin to seek out future managerial careers. It is a proud day for our parents too who have been superb in the support they have given to their sons. None of this would have been possible without our fantastic teachers who worked their socks off. I am so proud of everyone at Hayesbrook”.
Collette Nelson, Vice Principal, said: “I am thrilled with the GCSE and BTEC results. The students should be really proud of what they have achieved. The commitment and determination has been exceptional. As a school we invited the boys to attend a range of revision sessions and they have grabbed those opportunities with both hands. The hard work and will to succeed has paid off and the pupils should celebrate a job well done”.
David Burren, Vice Principal, added: “Our year 11 students should be proud of their achievements. Their hard work, determination and effort has resulted in a record set of results for the school. Their efforts have been matched by the outstanding professionalism and commitment of the teaching staff who constantly strive to give our students the quality of education they deserve.”