There were lots of smiles this morning as Hymers students once again celebrated receiving top GCSE results.
The average grade awarded across all subjects and all pupils was a grade 7 (equivalent to an A under the old system) and the most commonly awarded grade was a grade 9, the highest grade achievable.
With nearly half of all pupils achieving eight or more grade 7s or better, some subjects in particular have enjoyed remarkable success.
Across all three sciences the average grade was 7.1 and nearly a third of the results were grade 9. In English Language the average grade was 7.5, while in R.E. it was 8.0. Impressively, in Latin two thirds of students achieved a grade 9 and the average grade was 8.3.
Mr Stanley, the Headmaster at Hymers College commented:
“I am so proud of all our students today. After a challenging few years through the pandemic, our Year 11 students have shown true resilience and been rewarded by an excellent set of examination results.
“Of course, there are some clear standout results, perhaps most notably that grade 9 is the most commonly awarded grade. However there are also some inspiring personal stories from pupils who, over their GCSE studies, showed incredible progress and today received grades far beyond what they first hoped to achieve.
“In addition to their accomplishments in the classroom, many of these young people have contributed with commitment and expertise in the wider life of the school, excelling in sport, music, drama, thereby bringing joy to the school community and enriching their own lives. I am so impressed with each and every student and the progress they have made throughout their time at Hymers.
“I look forward to welcoming our students back to Sixth Form in September and for them to be joined by students from elsewhere, coming to Hymers for their post-16 education.”