GCSE Results Summer 2012
I’m sure you will have seen the news that the grades have fallen nationally for the first time in the GCSEs’ 24 year history. I’m very pleased to announce that our Y11 have bucked this trend.
The A*-C pass rate in GCSE has held steady at 79% and the percentage of higher grades has also stayed at 58% A*-B, which is significantly higher than the national average of 45%. The most exciting news is that while nationally the percentage of A*-A grades awarded has dropped by 0.8% to 22.4%, the percentage of top grades at HCH has risen by over 6% to 37% A*-A.
English has been the subject hitting the headlines this week, with ‘tougher’ marking and higher standards. All of our students scored at least a C grade in one of the two English GCSEs and 95% of the students passed English Language with A*-C grades compared to the national average of 64%. Looking again at the higher grades, while nationally only 15% of grades were A*-A, 48% of HCH students took away an A or A* in English Language.
Art also deserves a particular mention with an impressive 64% of the grades being A*-A.
Looking ahead to next year, Y10 have made an excellent start, with all of the students who took Spanish a year early getting A and A* grades.
Particular mentions should go to:
• Marat, Y11, for achieving the following grades: A*, A*, A*, A*, A*, A, A, A, A, A, A, A;
• Toby, Y11, for achieving: A*, A*, A*, A*, A, A, A, A, A, A, A, B;
• Ariel, Y10, for his A* in Spanish GCSE and his A grades in both AS level French and German;
• Ben, Y10, for his A* in Spanish GCSE and his A grades in AS level French;
• Jack, Y10, for his A* grades in Spanish and French GCSE.
I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating all the students who took GCSE exams this year. They have worked hard and have some results of which they can be proud.Yours faithfully,