GCSE results at Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
This is the year when most GCSE subjects move across to the new 9-1 grading system, as Maths and English did last year. The new exams have been designed to be more challenging and students had to take a greater number of exam papers for each course. Homewood School is delighted to say that their Year 11 students responded very well to the demands of the changes and have achieved good results across the board. English remains very strong with 67% grades 4 and above and 12% grades 7-9 (the old A/A* grades). Over 55% of students also achieved at least one grade 4 or above in Science. A number of students picked up the new top grade of 9 (equivalent to a top A* on the old system) in one or more subjects which is a significant achievement given the challenge of the new exams. Subjects such as Chinese, Citizenship, Dance, Drama, Biology, Physics, Child Development , ICT, English, Graphics, Art, Photography have come through particularly strongly with over 60% of grades achieved at Grade 4/C or above.
As always, there are individual students who have achieved particularly well. Top performers included Louise Burchett (Science 9-9, Maths 9, Business Studies A*, Chinese A, English Lang 6, English Lit 6, Geography 7); Elise Jorgensen (Science 9-8, Maths 9, English Lit 9, English Lang 7, Citizenship 8, ERS A*, French 7, History 9, PE 9, Higher Project A); Kallie Randall (Science 8-8, Maths 9, English Lit 9, English Lang 8 Citizenship 7, ERS B, Product Design A, Health and Social Care B, Computer Science 5); Jamie Mawer (Geography 9, Biology 9, Chemistry 9, Physics 8, Computer Science 8, Media Studies A, Maths 7, English 7).
Other students who achieved at least 4 A/A* grades (7/8/9 on the new system) included Isabel Burns (1×9, 3×8, 2×7); Scott Wilkinson (3×8, 2×7); Alex Dunn (1×9,2×8,A,A*,2×7); Chloe Cherry (3xA, 4×7); Victoria Hussey (1×9, 1×8, A*,3xA,2×7); Amy Hodge (1×9, A*, 2xA, 2×7); Jamie Mawer (; Amy McWilliams-Johns (2×9,1×8, A); Georgia Stern (2×8, A, 2×7).
Mrs Lees, Principal, commented: “I am proud of our students and grateful to our staff for the work they have put in to achieve such success in a year of dramatic change. They have shown resilience and determination and they deserve congratulation for everything they have achieved.”