GCSE Results 2019: Thomas Mills High School
Staff and students at Thomas Mills High School are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results.
Headteacher Philip Hurst said: “Congratulations to all students who have achieved a brilliant set of exam results. At all levels there are some tremendous successes.”
More than 78 per cent of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in English and mathematics and 54 per cent secured a grade 5 or above in those two subjects.
Philip Hurst said: “There are some amazing individual results with a number of students gaining the top grade 9 in the majority of their subjects.”
More than 26 per cent of entries were grades 9 to 7.
Although the new GCSEs have been described as harder, it is clear that the 160 Year 11 students and staff have risen to the challenge.
Mr Hurst said: “The new exams are enabling students to study in more depth.” The school is particularly proud that it has maintained a broad and balanced curriculum including studying languages.
“We have not narrowed our curriculum to suit league tables. Students can find their talents through our option choices. We have some students studying art, music and drama for example, whilst others may focus on the sciences.”
The GCSE success comes on the back of a splendid set of A-level results last week.
Mr Hurst said: “It is clear that staff and students have worked their socks off to achieve some super results. I wish all the students continued success.”
Staff and students are looking forward to the Ed Sheeran concert on Bank Holiday Monday as the former pupil has generously allowed two free tickets for each pupil.
Mr Hurst said: “Ed is a tremendous supporter of the school as well as his home county and we are most grateful for his generous gesture.”
“Ed is a great role model. He demonstrates what can be achieved when you combine hard work with talent.”
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