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High achievers of new GCSE grades at Toot Hill School

Year 11 students at Toot Hill School were celebrating this morning after some phenomenal results were achieved in the new-style GCSEs.

Initial headline figures show as:

  • Grade 5 and above in English and Mathematics: 65%
  • Grade 4 and above in English and Mathematics: 83%
  • Average Grade: B

Sandy Paley, Head of School, commented:

“Our Year 11 students and staff have shown real resilience and endured the challenges of the new English and Maths specifications and grading system. They have worked tirelessly to secure outstanding results first time through the new system.

Progress in all subject areas is once again incredibly strong due to hard work, high quality teaching and a desire to achieve great standards.”

Lauren Perry, 16, from Bingham, achieved an astonishing three grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics. In addition to this, Lauren achieved a remarkable eight A*s in all other subjects. Lauren said:

“I’m really, really happy with my results, because I did try really hard—I certainly wasn’t expecting to get a 9 in English!”

Lauren will be attending NUAST (Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology) in September to study A Levels in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Eleanor Dobson, 16, from Radcliffe-on-Trent, also secured three grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics. In other subjects, Eleanor achieved five A* grades and three A grades. She commented:

“I’m really shocked and happy with myself, because I really didn’t expect to do this well!”

Eleanor plans to stay on at Toot Hill College to study for A Levels.

Natasha Manifold, 16, from Tollerton, achieved a grade 8 in English Language, a grade 9 in English Literature, a grade 8 in Mathematics, as well as five A*s and and two As. In addition to her superb exam results, Natasha also represents Team GB in Taekwondo. She commented:

“I’m absolutely over the moon! I’m so grateful to all my teachers for making this possible.”

Natasha will also be staying on at Toot Hill College to study for A Levels and hopes to pursue a career in Law.

Also among the high achievers was Kelsie Giles, 16, from Bingham, who achieved a remarkable three grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics. In addition, Kelsie also secured seven A*s. She commented:

“I’m so thrilled with my results, especially the 9s in English and Maths because I didn’t think I was going to do that well. I’m not sure what I want to do yet, but hopefully these results will open a lot of doors for me!”

Lauren Mills, 16, from Coddington, who achieved a grade 6 in English and a grade 5 in Mathematics as well as an A*, three As and three Bs, hopes to go to Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst campus in September to study Horse Management. Lauren hopes to enter a career in horse physiotherapy.

Sam Ablewhite, 16, from Stragglethorpe, secured a grade 5 in English and a grade 4 in Maths, along with a Distinction in Engineering. Sam also achieved two As, two Bs and a C, and will be going on to study Agriculture at Brooksby Melton College.

Also celebrating their results were couple Josh Chapman and Katie Miller, who recently won the ‘Couple of the Year’ award at their Year 11 Prom, having been together since they were in Year 8! Josh, 16, from Newark, secured a grade 7 in English Language, a grade A in Biology and grade 9s in English Literature and Mathematics. For all other subjects, Josh secured A* grades. Katie, 16, from Radcliffe-on-Trent, achieved a grade 9 in English, a grade 7 in Mathematics, and A*s and As in all other subjects.

Josh commented:

“I’m really surprised at getting a 9 in English Literature, because English is not my strongest point!”

Both Josh and Katie will now begin their A Level studies at Toot Hill College, with Katie studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the hope of fulfilling her ambition of going to medical school and become a doctor. Josh hopes to follow a career in science research and will be studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Ash Rahman, Executive Head Teacher, added:

“The determination, drive and high aspirations of the students at Toot Hill have led to these superb results and will, I am sure, inspire others to aim high, work hard and enjoy equally-successful results in the future.”

November 2017

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