Students from Hydesville Tower School in Walsall are celebrating excellent GCSE results today, with over 97% of the new style exams being awarded a “standard pass” or better at the new grade 4 and above. 75% of the cohort achieved a “strong pass” at grade 5 and above in English Language and Mathematics. More pleasingly, at a time of much curriculum reform designed to make examinations more challenging, 50% of the grades achieved in Mathematics alone were grade 7 or above.
Over 97% awarded a “standard pass” or new grade 4 and above
Hydesville Tower School students have outperformed a number of national average results: 100% of Hydesville pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in English Language, with the national average being 64.9%. In Mathematics 91.7% of Hydesville pupils achieved grade 4 or above, significantly exceeding the national average of 68.9%.
Sameer Ali (pictured above) excelled, gaining six grade As, two grade 8s and a grade 7.
The 2017 GCSE results build on the excellent results seen in previous years and reflect the school’s annual focus on improving the proportion of top grades. This year, 37% of grades were at A*-A (with the national average being 22.1%), 72% of grades were A*-B and overall 99% of grades were at A*-C. Hydesville Tower School is a non-selective school, so these results reflect tremendous achievement and progress being made over the course of the last five years.
Miss Kam Nijjar, Head of the Senior School, added: “It has been a nervous wait for the pupils who sat their examinations this year, particularly as they faced the challenges of GCSE reform making examinations even more demanding. I am proud of what the pupils have achieved and they deserve every success.”