Toot Hill School, part of Nova Education Trust, offers huge congratulations to all Year 11 pupils on their GCSE results and for their hard work and determination in the run-up to the exams.
With the pandemic disrupting a signification portion of their secondary education, undertaking lessons remotely throughout national lockdowns and beginning their Key Stage 4 studies in COVIDs immediate aftermath, the class of 2023 have today received the results of their efforts.
Dr Chris Eardley, Head Teacher, said: “I am incredibly proud of our Year 11 students. They have worked diligently throughout their time at Toot Hill to secure an outstanding set of results that enable them to confidently access the next exciting stage of their working lives. We are delighted that the majority of these students will continue to study at Toot Hill next year as part of our college, and wish all other students the best of luck in their next career destination.
“82% of our students secured grade 4 or higher in both GCSE English and Maths, with 68 % securing grade 5 or higher. Furthermore, nine students secured an astonishing seven or more GCSEs at grade 9. It must not be forgotten that the pandemic hugely impacted on the learning of this year group, and it says much about their strength of character that their exam results are very similar to those seen at Toot Hill before the pandemic.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our staff, parents and carers. By working closely as a team, we have been able to support our students to achieve great things.”
Congratulations to Annie Besson (five grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7); Caitlin Macdonald (nine grade 9s and one grade 8); Collin Wong (seven grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7); Emily Ellis (eight grade 9s and two grade 8s); Jason Yeung (nine grade 9s and one grade 8); Matthew Cox (eight grade 9s and two grade 8s); Oliver Ng (10 grade 9s and one grade 8); Rebecca Lee (seven grade 9s and three grade 8s) and Ruby Freer (eight grade 9s and two grade 8s).
Sandy Paley, Executive Head Teacher, said: “We’re delighted to see so many of our pupils secure the grades they need to move onto their preferred destinations.
“This, against a backdrop of continued disruption to learning and the removal of last year’s ‘safety net’ for pupils makes these achievements even more remarkable and are testament to their hard work and unrelenting commitment to secure the success we’ve seen today.”
Ash Rahman, CEO of Nova Education Trust, added: “Our young people have shown immense tenacity, resilience and have worked extremely hard to achieve their GCSE results, regardless of the more challenging grade boundaries and despite the significant disruption to their secondary education. I am so proud of each and every one of them.
“Our teachers and operational staff worked tirelessly to provide the best possible guidance and experiences for our pupils throughout the COVID period and beyond, and I would like to say a sincere thank you to all of them for their efforts.
“This is an exciting time for our young people as they make important choices for their futures and I would like to wish them every success in all their future endeavours.”