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Higham Lane School

Higham Lane School

Students Perform Very Strongly In New-Style GCSEs!

Higham Lane School is pleased to announce that students have performed very strongly in the 2018 GCSE qualifications.

70% of students achieved five or more Standard Passes including at least Grade 4 in English and Maths. 49% achieved five or more Strong Passes including at least Grade 5 in English and Maths.

86% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in English, 75% in Maths, 72% in both English and Maths and 73% in at least two Sciences.

A quarter of all GCSE grades awarded were the highest grades: 9-7/A*A.

Headteacher, Phil Kelly, commented: "We are delighted for our students, parents/carers and staff with this first set of results under the new-style GCSEs which now apply in most subjects. Changes to the grading system make comparisons with previous years difficult in these new qualifications with their more challenging content and a different assessment system to the previous one. There are many excellent individual performances to celebrate by students of all abilities.''

Among the School's top performers were Anna Cleaver (7x9, 2xA*, 4x8); Lauren Broomfield (7x9, 1xA*, 4x8, 1xA); Millie Brooks (6x9, 1xA* 4x8, 1xA, 1x6); Alexander Angelidis (2x9, 1xA*, 4x8, 4x7, 2xA, 1x4); William Marshall (5x9, 2xA*, 1x8, 1x7, 1xA, 2x6, 1xB); Jack Smith (2xA*, 3x8, 5x7, 2xA, 1x6, 1xB); Charinpreet Dosanjh (2x9, 2xA*, 3x8, 3x7, 2xA, 1x6); Lauren Mercer (2x9, 2x8, 3xA, 5x7, 1x6); Morgan Roberts (8x8, 2xA, 1x7, 1xB, 1x5); Yasmin Burridge (7x8, 1x7, 3xA, 1x6, 1x5); Isabelle Redden (4x9, 1x8, 2x7, 2xA, 2x6) and Karla Jordan (1x9, 3xA*, 2x8, 3x7 2xA, 1x5).

Mr Kelly added: "The students have worked extremely hard, effectively supported by a highly-skilled and dedicated team of staff and encouraged by their families/carers. In the light of our excellent A-level results last week, Higham Lane continues to be one of the highest-performing schools and Sixth Forms within Warwickshire.''

Below: Jumping for joy! Students achieving excellent individual performances join Headteacher, Mr Kelly, for the customary Higham Lane results day celebration!