‘Best ever’ GCSE results for Hans Price Academy students
PUBLISHED: 14:27 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:29 24 August 2017
Hans Price Academy had its ‘best ever’ results when students open their GCSE results this morning (Thursday).
This year saw the introduction of a new scoring system, which included English and maths being scored on a 1-9 – with 9 the highest results and 1 the lowest.
A standard pass grade is a 4 and a strong pass is a grade 5.
At Hans Price Academy, in Marchfields Way, Weston-super-Mare, the students were in high spirits as they opened their results, with 98 per cent of students gaining five or more GCSEs.
Overall, 53 per cent of students scored a grade 4 or more in English and maths, while 32 per cent received a grade 5 or more in English and maths.
More than 20 per cent of all grades were A* to A.
Special mentions went to two Hans Price students who secured grade 9s in English.
The two pupils are in the top three per cent of teenagers to secure the top grade in English across the country.
Principal Tony Searle said: “The results are really good and I am very pleased with them. This is the best results we have ever had which is a real boom for our academy.
“We have worked really hard over the past few years with the rest of the Cabot Learning Federation and teachers have worked together to make the new transition easier.
“Staff have worked incredibly hard and pupils are coming in ready to learn and that has made a difference.”
The school bettered its 45 per cent A* to C rates, including English and maths, by 17 per cent.
Students said they were ‘speechless’ and ‘in shock’ as they opened their results.
Imogen Nicol opened her results and said she ‘could not believe’ she passed all her GCSEs, including an A grade in photography.
The new results system will be phased in over the next few years, with subjects like science receiving numerical grades in 2018.
In 2019 subjects such as psychology and business will adopt the new grading scheme.