Hanley Castle High School’s Class of 2023 is celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results as grade boundaries return to 2019 levels, with well over a fifth of all passes awarded at the top grades 7, 8 or 9.
In English and English literature 88% of students achieved grade four or higher, while the figure in mathematics was 78%. In total, 75% of students gained good passes in both English and mathematics, and gained two or more good GCSEs in science.
There were some remarkable individual successes with a number of students achieving top grades across all subjects. Darya Rega led the way with seven grade 9s and three grade 8s.
Hot on Darya’s heels were Julia Nalepa with seven grade 9s, one grade 8 and a 7, Niamh Mooney with two grade 9s, six grade 8s and one grade 7, Annabelle Berryman with four grade 9s, two grade 8s and two grade 7s, Jack Goodyear with three grade 9s one grade 8 and three grade 7s, Ned Tranmer with two grade 9s, three grade 8s and three grade 7s, Ffion Davies with two grade 9s, three grade 8s and two grade 7s, and Eleanor Slawson with two grade 9s, five grade 8s and a Distinction*.
Results were very strong across a number of subjects, but the school’s history and triple science students again performed well with nearly a third of passes awarded at grades 7 to 9, while its talented musicians were delighted with their results, with 50% achieving grades 7, 8 or 9.
Headteacher Mark Stow commented:
"We are delighted with the achievements of our students in this year's GCSE examinations. These results reflect the culmination of years of hard work, determination, and the strong partnership between our school, our students, and their families. Our students have not only excelled academically but have also demonstrated resilience and adaptability in the face of the disruption to their education in recent years. All of the staff here at Hanley are proud of the students and their academic qualifications, but also of their personal growth over the last five years - they have developed into a wonderful group of young adults. We are already looking forward to welcoming the majority of them back to our sixth form to commence the next stage in their education."