The hard work, determination and resilience of Year 11 at Hardenhuish has been rewarded with a set of GCSE results to be very proud of. There are many individual success stories with 72% of pupils of pupils achieving the 9-4 basics measure (grade 9-4 in English and Maths) and 52% of pupils achieving a strong pass (9-5). Of these entries across a broad and balanced curriculum, 27% of entries achieved grades 9-7 with 54 pupils (21%) achieving at least 5 9-7 grades and 8 pupils achieving at least 10 9-7 grades. The majority of pupils achieved their challenging academic targets, making better than the national average rate of progress under the government’s Progress 8 measure, and 100% of pupils entered for our range of vocational qualifications passed, with many achieving merits and distinctions.
Each and every young person collecting their results today should be proud of all that they have achieved, and it is an absolute joy to be able to share in their celebrations. Over the last 5 years not only have they worked hard and applied themselves to their studies, they have contributed to the life of our school in so many ways. The unstinting support of their teachers and parents has played a significant part in their success and we wish the Year 11 of 2019 well, whether they are staying at Hardenhuish or moving on to continue their education elsewhere and look forward to hearing of their future successes.
The Year 11 Learning Manager, Becky Parry-Jones added “I am thrilled to see so many of the year group achieving GCSEs which have allowed them to follow their chosen pathways. The continued support and encouragement of teachers, tutors, support staff and pastoral teams have allowed these young people to follow their dreams and succeed on results day. It has been a pleasure to see these young people grow, and a privilege to share results day with them, I wish them well for the future”.