24 August 2017

Press Release - GCSEs 2017

Press Release - GCSEs 2017

This is the first year of the new GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics. These subjects are now graded on a scale of 1-9. Other subjects retain the A*-G grades for this year.

The new GCSE courses have increased and more demanding subject content. They are also assessed rigorously by examination at the end of the course. Therefore, comparison with previous years’ GCSE results is not possible.

Hampton College - GCSE Results 2017

We are pleased that in the first year of the new GCSE courses our students have achieved good results, including a number achieving the new top grade of 9.

Thomas Cole achieved two grade 9s, one in English Language and one in Mathematics along with one grade 8 and 5 A grades. Rebecca Pringle scored a grade 9, a grade 8, 3 A*s and 3As. Aaliyah Hussain, Yasmin Noble, Mitchell Wright and several other students also each achieved a range of at least seven A grades or equivalent.

Overall, Hampton College saw 74% of its Year 11 students achieve the new benchmark of a grade 4 or above in English and 57% in Mathematics: 54% of students achieved the new grade 4 or above in both.

Head of School, John Gilligan said:

‘We are pleased to see many of our students achieve top grades. The new GCSE courses for English and Maths cover more content and the final examinations are more rigorous, so this is an excellent achievement in a year of change.

I would like to thank the students and staff for their hard work in preparing for the examinations and wish everyone in the year group the best of luck with the next stage of their education or training. ’