25/08/2017

Best ever GCSE results

We are celebrating our best ever GCSE results in the face of tougher exams

Best ever GCSE results

75.4% of passes at Park House were at Level 4 and above in English and Maths.

We are celebrating our best ever GCSE results in the context of what are commonly being regarded as the toughest ever examinations since the qualification was introduced in 1987.

These results continue a trend which, last year, saw Park House recognised by the Minister of State for Education as one of the country’s top 100 state schools for continuous improvement in top grade GCSE passes.

Headteacher, Derek Peaple said: "We couldn’t be prouder of what these fantastic young people have achieved. This  year’s outstanding GCSE results represent the best achieved in the school’s history. This is all the more significant given that this year’s examinations are, by common consent, the hardest for a generation. Our students’ collective achievement is the sum of every individual’s commitment and progress. This fantastic year group thoroughly deserve their success, which reflects their hard work and the positive relationships between students and staff working really closely together.  We are absolutely thrilled for all of our students and are extremely proud of them.  Their performance in these most challenging of exams has been exceptional and there are so many truly wonderful achievements to celebrate.

"Comparisons are not completely straightforward given the new grading system and increased demands of final written exams. However, if we were to draw comparisons using  the ‘traditional’ benchmark measure, we've seen the number of students achieving the equivalent of five or more GCSEs at A*-C (9-4) including English and Maths increase by 5% on last year. This is a another clear and objective indicator of how superbly this year group have achieved."

Exceptional individual results include:

  • Jack Hygate who achieved the equivalent of 11 A*s and 2 Bs. Jack was a leading member of the team from this year group that won last year’s national TeenTech competition
  • John O’Shaughnessy who achieved the equivalent of 7 A*s and 5 As
  • Bridget Skinner who achieved the equivalent of 6 A*s, 6 As and 1 B
  • Fay Penlington who achieved the equivalent of 6 A*s, 6 As and 1 B
  • David Lee who achieved the equivalent of 5 A*s, 5 As and 2 Bs
  • Grace Norton who achieved the equivalent of 4 A*s, 8 As and 1 B
  • Alasdair Magee who achieved the equivalent of 4 A*s, 7 As and 2 Bs
  • Josh Witting who achieved the equivalent of 4 A*s, 8 As and 1 B
  • Dulce Crosby who achieved the equivalent of  4 A*s, 4 As and 1 B
  • Carys Davies who achieved the equivalent of 2 A*s and 11 As
  • Daniel Roch who achieved the equivalent of 2 A*s and 11 As.  Daniel was a finalist in the BBC Young Sports Commentator of the Year competition last year
  • Aimee Shannon who achieved the equivalent of 2 A*s, 10 As and 1 B

Well done to all of our students!

Best ever GCSE results
Best ever GCSE results
Best ever GCSE results

Best ever GCSE results
Best ever GCSE results

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