We are delighted that the GCSE results for summer 2017 are outstanding this year. A full explanation of the new GCSE grading system can be found here
. At Hasmonean the vast majority of students have met our high expectations and a significant number outperformed them.
- 60% of the GCSE grades were grades 9-7, A* or A
- 92% of the grades were 9/A*- C/4 grades
- Five students out of 148 students in Year 11 at Hasmonean achieved grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and Maths (only 2,000 students in the country managed to achieve this)
- 85% achieved five or more grades at 9/A*- C/4 including English and Maths
- 57% were awarded the English Baccalaureate
- 41% of students gained 8 A grades/grade 7s or better
- For seven years now, more than half of the grades awarded at GCSE have been grades 9-7, A* or A and over 90% have been awarded grades 9/A*- C/4
Chloe Gold who attained 8 A*s and 3 Level 9s at GCSE said:
I felt ecstatic, relieved, full of joy and overcome with emotion – I hoped my friends felt the same when they opened their results.
Sharon Blass who attained 2 Level 9s, 8 A*s, 1 A and 1 Level 8 at GCSE said:
I am pleased with my results and would like to thank Hasmonean for the excellent teaching standards, the personal attention and the conducive environment that helped me learn and achieve my grades, whilst simultaneously instilling values in me.
This year’s results are especially pleasing given the increased challenge posed by the new specifications. In fact, there have been improvements in many of the measures. We would like to congratulate each and every student who met or exceeded his or her target grades. There were some truly exceptional individual performances by students this year.
We are also delighted for our year 13 graduates who attained excellent A Level results:
- 43% of the A Level grades were A*/A
- 72% of grades were A*-B
- The A*-C grade percentage was 90%
This is an especially pleasing performance given that many students sat new, more challenging linear A Level specifications this year. In addition, our BTEC results are also excellent with 72% of the grades awarded being Distinction* or Distinction (equivalent to an A* or A grade).
The highest performing A Level student was Joshua Daniel who attained 5 A* grades. He commented:
I’m so happy after receiving my results this morning – really ecstatic! I’m especially happy with my A* in Physics, which was a really tough subject. It feels like endless scientific work and experiments have finally paid off! It’s so nice to go into my gap year in a few days knowing that I have somewhere amazing to study Natural Sciences [The University of Cambridge] when I get back. A rewarding career in science doesn’t seem too far away now!
Executive Headteacher, Mr Andrew McClusky said:
We are delighted that our students have coped so well with the new specifications that presented an increased level of challenge. I am grateful to the teachers who prepared them so well, and to all of our staff who support our students in countless ways. We are very, very proud of our students’ academic achievements as well as their wonderful work for charities and tremendous commitment to religious learning and interfaith activities.
Heads of Schools, Mrs Rachel Fink and Mrs Debbie Lebrett said:
We are especially delighted by the progress students have made both academically and personally during their time at Hasmonean. We know that in future years society will benefit from their success. Our thanks go to each and every member of staff who made a difference to their lives.