After a fantastic set of A Level results last week we are once again celebrating exam success, this time with the best GCSE results the school has ever had! The percentage of students achieving 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths rose from 48% last year to 51% this year. The percentage of students achieving 5 A* to C grades across all subjects rose from 82% last year to 88% this year. Maths in particular achieved awesome results with 68% gaining a C grade or above.
Sarah Whittle, who achieved an outstanding five A* grades, four A grades, two B grades and a Distinction*, said: “I was quite nervous this morning before I collected my results, but I can breathe a sigh of relief now! I can’t wait to start my A Level studies here in September.”
Year Manager for Year 11, Ashleigh Ranft, said: “I have loved working with this year group, they are amazing, and now they have achieved results we can all be proud of.”
This follows last week's best-ever A-level results, with a record number of students achieving the highest grades at A2 Level ever in the school's history. Students in Year 13 achieving A* to B grades (including BTEC Distinction* or Distinction) rocketed from 27% last year to 49.4% this year. The overall A*-E pass rate also increased to 97.5% from 97.1% last year.
Also increasing by at least 5% were the Average Point Score per Student and Average Point Score per entry, showing that the average grades that students achieved this year were higher than the year before.
The performances in Year 12 at AS Level were also excellent, with an increase in the AS pass rate from 75% last year to 85% this year. The A to B pass rate, Average Point Score per Student and Average Point Score per entry also all increased.
Director of Post-16 Studies, Jenny Trapp: "I knew from their first few weeks in Year 12 that this was going to be an outstanding year group. They have worked incredibly hard in their lessons and independently through their supported revision, so this level of success was well earned. I will miss them, but I know that they will continue to make us proud throughout their future endeavours."
Principal of the school, Rob Kitching, said: “For the seventh year in a row our GCSE results have gone up here at Ashington High School, which is a fantastic achievement and I am so proud of our students and the staff here. Today’s results, combined with our A Level success last week and our “Good” Ofsted inspection result at the start of the year, shows that our school is going from strength to strength. The town and the surrounding villages have every right to be proud of Ashington High School."