Hard work pays off for Tupton Hall School’s GCSE students
Tupton Hall School students were rewarded for their hard work when they collected their eagerly awaited GCSE results.
Despite huge changes to the examination assessment and grading system overall achievement was in line with expectation as nearly half of students achieved a grade 4 to 9 in Maths and English.
Headteacher Mr Andrew Knowles said: “We are pleased that the vast majority of our students have achieved the necessary qualifications to enhance their life chances. We are very proud of their achievements and wish them the best success as they embark on further education at sixth form, college and in apprenticeships.
“Young people are not statistics and so we are delighted that so many of them have excellent results that reflect their ability, effort and commitment. They have risen to the challenge of sitting new qualifications, with more challenging content and a different assessment regime.”
“They have been well prepared by our committed and skilful staff to whom I am grateful for their conscientious hard work in teaching, supporting and nurturing our young people with genuine care and attention throughout their time at the school.”
Many Tupton Hall youngsters will continue their studies at Tupton Hall Sixth Form, which last week achieved the best A Level results in the school’s history.
One of the highest achieving female students was Jennifer Shaw, who attained nine grades 9 to 8. She will go on to study History, English, Maths and Economics at Tupton Hall Sixth Form.
She said: “I put my grades down to a lot of hard work and spending a lot of time doing a lot of revision and it’s really paid off.
“My advice to next year’s GCSE students is to work hard and as consistently as you can and try to space out your revision so you’re not doing loads at the last minute.”
One of the highest achieving male students was Samueal Furness, who attained seven grades 9 to 7. He is going on to Tupton Hall Sixth Form to study Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. He said that upcoming GCSE students should start revising before Easter.
Olivia Laughton also did exceptionally well, achieving six grades 9 to 7. She will now go on to study Biology, Psychology and English Literature.
She said: “To the next GCSE students I would say that hard work pays off but still have time for yourself. A lot of the time it’s easy to stress yourself out too much and get overwhelmed.”
Emma Burlingham, who also achieved six grades 9 to 7 said that she was very happy with her results.
“I am going to Tupton Hall Sixth Form to do Art, Psychology, Sociology and English,” she said. “My advice to the next GCSE students would be to start revision and do little bits rather than cramming at the end.”
Emily Parker was rewarded with seven grades 9 to 7 for her hard work.
She said: “I am going to study English Literature, History, Drama and Law. I had to put in quite a bit of work to get my grades! I started revising early and paid as much attention as I could in classes.”
Many students are also going on to college to study vocational courses, such as Health and Social Care, and are taking on apprenticeships.
High achieving student Kelsie Geary is starting an engineering apprenticeship, Angello Capelo will be working with Sheffiled United Football Club and Robbie Austin-Rodriguez is in the process of joining the Royal Air Force.
Other outstanding results:
Eszter Kenez 8 grades 9-7
Bertie Williamson 8 grades 9-7
Alice Robinson 7 grades 9-7
Ellouise Berry 7 grades 9-7
Holly Wright 6 grades 9-7
Outstanding results by subject:
Art: 35% achieved Grade 9-7 83% achieved Grade 9-5
Computer Science: 23% achieved Grade 9-7 56% achieved Grade 9-5
Product Design: 56% achieved Grade 9-7 67% achieved Grade 9-5
Physical Education: 13% achieved Grade 9 - 7 65% achieved Grade 9 - 5