Headlands GCSE success

Headlands school GCSE results,phoning home Jessica Blakeston and Elleanor Hutson (correct)  with their results. picture Richard Ponter 113437f
Headlands school GCSE results,phoning home Jessica Blakeston and Elleanor Hutson (correct) with their results. picture Richard Ponter 113437f

HEADLANDS School again saw improvements in their students’ GCSE results this year.

For the third year running, the number of students achieving 5 A*-C has improved and now stands at 80%, an increase of 15% on last year and 27% up since 2009 - the school’s best results ever.

Headlands school GCSE results,Jonathan Hall and Harry Burton read their results. picture Richard Ponter 113437g

Headlands school GCSE results,Jonathan Hall and Harry Burton read their results. picture Richard Ponter 113437g

Another impressive improvement was in Science where over 72% of students achieved the equivalent of 2 GCSE at A*- C, significantly above the national average and an important measure of success for a Science College.

The 5 A*-C with English & Maths looks like it will remain static although the school are awaiting some re-marks. However, Maths achieved record results of 61%.

Over 97% of students left the school with at least 5 A*-G and there has also been a large increase in the total point score per student.

Jonathan Hall, 16, achieved 6 A* grades and 13 GCSEs in total, and said receiving his results was an “amazing feeling”.

He said: “It is a big relief to finally get the results, you don’t know how you’ve done, so you are nervous beforehand, but getting good results was reassuring.”

Elleanor Hutson, 16, who achieved 4 A* grades and 3As, said that she “was really happy” and was now going to stay on at the sixth form and hopefully go on to University to study History.

16-year-old Claire Turner was “really, really, happy” with her 7 A grades, which were “much better than I expected”.

Cricketer Harry Burton, also 16, who plays for Sewerby Cricket Club, achieved 4 A grades with the rest B grades.

He said: “I’ll be celebrating tonight, I’m really pleased with my results and I’m looking forward to chilling out before I come back to the Sixth Form.”

Jessica Blakeston, 16, said she was “looking forward to coming back to sixth form”, after she achieved 4 A* grades, 4 A grades and an AS level B grade in Critical Thinking.

Scott Ratheram, Headteacher said “I’m delighted for the students and their parents. It shows what can be achieved when everyone involved works together.

“Several students have achieved 8 or more A/A*, with many more surpassing their own individual targets. I am very grateful for the commitment of both students and staff who have worked exceptionally hard. Well done!”