Herts and Essex High School head 'so proud' of students' GCSE success
Girls at the Herts and Essex High School are celebrating"outstandingGCSE results.
With numbers 9 to 1 replacing letters A* to G for gradings across the majority of subjects, the school’s 2017-18 Year 11 cohort achieved a consistently high number of grade 9s in all subjects, with those in English and maths described as “exceptional”.
Herts & Essex is also celebrating an “exceptional” ALPs report, which analyses the progress students make from GCSE to A Level based on real grades.
ALPs analyses more than 1,660 schools and colleges and over 73% of all A Levels in an academic year. The school is in the top 10% for performance nationally. Not only this, but a third of all its subjects achieved outcomes that ranked them in the top 25% nationally.
Cathy Tooze, executive head at the Warwick Road secondary, said: “The consistency of the results gained by Herts and Essex at such a high level, year on year, is a testament to the hard work, dedication, focus and partnership of our school community.
“There can be no doubt about our capacity to deliver an excellent education to our students, nor about our students’ capacity to rise to all that is asked of them. We are thrilled for them.
“These results show that the combination of excellent teaching, the commitment of students and the support of parents is paramount to success.
“I am grateful to everyone who has been part of achieving this success, be they a student, a parent or a member of staff. We are so proud of all our Year 11 students and congratulate them all.”
Jo Jurd, leader for this year’s Year 11 cohort, added: “I am delighted for our Year 11 students. They fully deserve these amazing results and their hard work and determination have certainly paid off.
“Such results are a great foundation on which to start sixth-form studies and I look forward to seeing the majority of them here in September. I have enjoyed working with them and am thrilled that they have so much now to celebrate.”
Emma Kirkham, co-head, said: “This student progress between GCSE and A L-level is outstanding and we are thoroughly delighted. The staff and students work amazingly hard and fully deserve the credit for such achievements.
“I am incredibly proud that such exceptional progress enables our students to access the best university and apprenticeship places, which will greatly enrich both their immediate and long-term future opportunities.”