Nottingham High School students are celebrating again this week after achieving a record set of GCSE results.
With a 100% pass rate, this year’s cohort has excelled, 48.33% of grades were A* which is the School’s highest figure since 2013, 74.16% of grades were A* and A. An incredible 9 pupils gained the equivalent of at least 10 A* grades and 29 pupils each gained the equivalent of at least 10 A*/A grades. This year’s GCSE and A Level results are expected to show that the School has gained some of the highest results in the region.
From this year onwards the GCSE grading system is changing from A*–G to 9–1. Subjects such as English and Maths have changed this year to the numerical grading and all other subjects will change over to the new system in the next few years. This was also the last all-boys year group, since welcoming girls to the school in 2015, after 502 years as a boys-school. The School is expecting record numbers at their Open Morning in September following on from the recent GCSE and A Level success.
Student Ameer achieved an incredible 10 A*s whilst also observing Ramadan during the exam period, he said, “A lot of hard work has gone into it. I started revising at the beginning of the year. Also after the first week of exams I was fasting too. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
Student Ben received an impressive 9 A*s and an A and said: “I’m relieved more than anything. I wasn’t expecting this at all, especially my science. It took me ages to get to grips with it, now I’ve got an A* I’m really pleased with myself. I want to go into law after my A-levels.” He will be studiying French, German, Economics and Geography AS Levels from September.
Headmaster Kevin Fear said: “These are a stunning set of results following on from our record A Level results last week. It is remarkable that almost half of all of our passes were at A* level or Grades 8/9 given that the exams are getting tougher. Our students, their parents and their teachers can be incredibly proud of this significant achievement. These are our best results for some years and this in a year when nationally top grades have become harder to achieve.
This year group have worked incredibly hard and are also an impressive set of characters who excel in music, drama and on the sports fields. They are all so much more than just these exam results but it is tremendous that they have been rewarded by such fantastic results. I could not be more proud.”