We are really proud of how our students have performed this year, they have risen to the increased challenge and achieved some excellent results at both GCSE and A level.

A Levels

The overall pass rate has increased to 99% and the percentage A* - C grades has increased to 79% with an impressive proportion (28%) of all grades being A or A*. This high attainment is evident in the more academic subjects such as the Sciences, Maths and English, as well as in vocational subjects such as Applied Business, BTec Music, BTec PE and IT, where there was a high proportion of double distinction* grades (equivalent of two A* grades). These great results are especially pleasing considering that the challenge of A levels has increased once more with the introduction of new style A levels in a range of subjects. Teachers at Prince Henry’s have worked particularly hard this year to prepare students for this additional challenge and they are rightly proud of how well our students have performed. 

There are some amazing individual successes across the full range of academic achievement: At the top end an exceptional number of students gained straight A or A* grades.

Euan Walkley and Sam Graham both achieved an A* grade in all three of their A level subjects (a mixture of Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Further Maths). Euan will study Chemistry at Oxford University and Sam will study engineering at Durham University.

Abe Gilbody achieved two A* grades and an A grade (Biology, Maths and Chemistry) and will go on to study medicine at Liverpool University. Udayan Banger, Rebecca Gibbs, Becca Gray and Tom Settle all achieved A*, A, A in their three main subjects. Meg Liddicott, who secured three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and English Literature, will study dentistry at Newcastle University and Suleiman Spencer secured the grades to study medicine at Leeds University. Tom Farley-Hills achieved a Double Distinction* (equivalent of two A*grades) in Music, a grade A in English Literature and a Distinction in IT. Sam Marsh achieved a Double Distinction* in IT and an A grade in Economics. Ben Pope and Lachlan Ogg both achieved a Double Distinction* in IT and a grade A in Applied Business. As a result of the hard work of teachers and students, it is likely that an even higher proportion of Prince Henry’s students will have been accepted by their choice of university, apprenticeship, or employment. 

 “The continued improvement in standards at Prince Henry’s is due to our team of talented and dedicated staff and the hard work and commitment of our amazing students. Well done to all!” said Janet Sheriff, headteacher.

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GCSE results

Despite increased challenge in both maths and English exams and a different grading system, students at Prince Henry’s have produced an impressive set of results – bucking the national trend where there has been a slight decline nationally in the overall rate for Grade C / 4. There was potential for significant turbulence in result but it appears that teachers and students have risen to the challenge and maintained the usual high levels of achievement. We are very pleased that 74% of our students secured a pass in both English and Maths and an impressive number achieved top grades across a range of subjects, including the much sought after new grade 9 in English and/or maths. In addition the analysis of examination results suggests that Prince Henry’s students of all ability levels have made very good progress whilst at our school.

There are some amazing individual successes with an impressive number of students securing the equivalent of a grade A or A* in all of their GCSEs. There are too many to mention here, but of special note are Marc O’Halloran (12 GCSEs at Grade A or above with 11 at A*), Harry Kingston (12 GCSEs at Grade A or above with 9 at A*), Akhila Kale (11 GCSEs at A or above with 9 at A*) and Jack Auchterlounie (12 GCSEs at Grade A or above with 9 at A* - including the new elusive ‘grade 9’ in both English and maths).

The majority of Prince Henry’s Year 11 students will continue studying in the Sixth Form, but there are still a limited number of places available for other students wishing to join the highly successful sixth form at Prince Henry’s Grammar School.

I am extremely proud of all of our Year 11 students and staff - they have worked extremely hard to secure this success. Their effort and commitment, together with the expert teaching, guidance and support from our dedicated staff means that very many students have exceeded expectations. All our students and staff deserve tremendous praise for their hard work. It is really pleasing when students achieve the grades they need to progress to the next stage of their learning.”

Janet Sheriff, Headteacher

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