Hayesfield Does It Again

We are celebrating another set of fabulous GCSE results at Hayesfield Girls’ School. After a record-breaking year in 2018, which resulted in Hayesfield being placed first out of all schools in the South West in the Department for Education’s Performance Tables, 91% of all GCSE entries this year gained a passing grade of 4 or above. Further new school records have been set with an incredible 88% of students gaining a higher pass (Grade 4 or above) in English and Maths at Hayesfield, compared to 64% of students nationally in 2018. 87% of students gained 5 or more passes at Grade 4 and above in their GCSEs, including English and Maths. In addition, at Hayesfield, 96% of all students gained a grade 4 or above in English, compared to 62% of students nationally.

We couldn’t be any happier today for such a wonderful year group. Quite simply, they have performed brilliantly and we are very proud of their achievements. We are delighted that every single one of our students has achieved five or more GCSE grades; this is a remarkable achievement for a non-selective school like ours. With over a third of all GCSE exam entries being awarded the top grades of 7-9 there are many students who will be spoilt for choice for subjects to study at A Level!

There are many stories of success to share. The ten top performers gained 10 or more grades 7 and above: Ellamia Wise (8 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 1 grade 7), Esther Laird (6 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s), Mimi Young (5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s), Bethan Horobin (4 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 1 grade 7), Josie Fletcher (4 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 1 grade 7), Fiona MacDonell (3 grade 9s, 7 grade 8s), Amelia Pritchard (4 grade 9s, 2 8s and 4 grade 7s), Isabel Haig (3 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and 3 7s), Misha Dewey (4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 4 grade 7s), and Elsa Lang (5 grade 8s and 5 grade 7s). Most of these students also studied and attained top grades in Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level Global Perspectives.

A further 49 students gained 5 or more grades 7-9. A well done to Maggie Jones, Emily George, Emma Wilding, Nina Harvey, Honor Crockett-Chauveau, Julia Irvine, Sophie Wilson, Elise Humphreys, Marina Lyndon who all gained 9 or more of these top grades. Marina Lyndon, who secured a prestigious Arkwright Scholarship awarded to engineers of the future, also achieved 9 grades at 7+, including 3 grade 9s. One of these top grades was in Design and Technology.

These wonderful GCSE results are testament to the fact that our girls always give their all, and readily accept all the support we offer. We are especially proud of those who have progressed beyond our expectations; these girls now have full and diverse choices ahead. Another day of BIG celebrations for Hayesfield girls and their families!

Miss Yates
Headteacher

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