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GCSE Results Day 2019

GCSE Results up across the board with 75% of all entries at Grade 9-7 and 64 students achieving at least ten GCSEs at 7 or above.

Year 11 students and staff at Denmark Road High School are celebrating excellent results with 24% of all grades achieving the new 9 grade and 51% at grade 8.  Three-quarters of all entries were graded at 9-7 in the challenging reformed GCSEs.    The fantastic performance of the students was highlighted by 64 students achieving ten or more 9-7 grades.  23 students achieved ten grade 8s or better and four students achieved at least ten GCSEs at the top grade of 9.     

Liberty Brignall, achieved nine grade 9s and two grade 8s: “I was fine during the exams when I could do something about it.  But this morning I was overcome with nerves - it is so much worse when it is out of your hands!”   Rosie Mason, who got seven 9s and four 8s, “I have never felt like this in my life.  I’m so happy for my teachers and really grateful for what they have done.  I couldn’t have done this without them.”  Ella Wolstencroft, had 11 GCSEs at 7 or above including seven Grade 9s, was awake at 5:30am this morning “It was definitely the earliest I’ve been awake this summer holiday!  I was feeling really apprehensive but now I am feeling overwhelmed – it feels great.”  Jessica Remfry, achieved eight grade 9s and three grade 8s “This is so much better than I ever expected!  I am so happy now.”


Headteacher Claire Giblin said “Our Year 11 students have performed fantastically and achieved individual outcomes to be proud of in this year’s examinations.  We are estimating our key Progress 8 figure to be over +1.02 this year – showing that our students have achieved over a grade better than their peers nationally with the same starting positions.  It is testament to both the students’ hard work and the quality of teaching that we have seen such fantastic progress being made by the entire year group. They have demonstrated the importance of commitment and application in everything they do. We are all very proud.” 


The GCSE success follow last week’s excellent A Level results which increased for the third straight year with over 70% of A Level entries graded A*-B and 40% at A*-A.   Denmark Road Sixth Form moves to a dedicated Sixth Form Centre in September.  Headteacher Claire Giblin, said “This is an exciting time at the school as we continue to pursue excellence in everything we do.  We are thrilled to be moving into our new Sixth Form Centre this year.  We are so excited that we will finally be giving our sixth form students the facilities they deserve.”  The new accommodation will feature independent and group study spaces, expanded IT facilities, a sixth form library and an eagerly awaited café.  “It is an exciting time for the Sixth Form with results continuing their upward trajectory and the new Sixth Form Centre providing the very best facilities and opportunities to our senior students whilst continuing our proud tradition of producing outstanding results and well-rounded individuals, fully prepared to take on the next stage of their lives.” 


Assistant Headteacher: Progress and Achievement, Tom Mannion said “It has been a privilege to work with this year group who have achieved such fantastic results.  There is a strong community ethos at the High School and this has been demonstrated in how closely Year 11 have worked with our dedicated staff and the support they have provided each other. They have contributed hugely to the school and local community and very much deserve their success.  Congratulations!” 


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