BREAKING: Derbyshire GCSE results – Mill Hill School

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Mill Hill School has achieved record GCSE results - including a large increase in the number of students achieving five A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.

Sixty-five per cent of students achieved five A*-C including English and Mathematics, compared to 55% last year and 53% in 2010.

In another record for the Ripley school, 65% of students achieved eight A*-C including English and Mathematics. This compared to 52% last year.

A total of 94% of candidates scored five A*-C grades – a four per cent increase from last year and a 27 per cent rise from 2010.

Eighty six per cent of students achieved eight A*-C grades and the overall pass rate was 100%.

In line with last year, over a third of students - 34 per cent - achieved three or more A* and A grades.

In English, 80 per cent of students achieved A*-C grades, compared to 75% last year and 67 per cent in 2010.

Sixty-nine per cent of students achieved A*-C grades in Mathematics, compared to 58% last year and 60% in 2010.

Head teacher Sarah Graham said she was delighted with this year’s results and praised the students, staff and parents.

She said: “We are pleased with these results which we are aiming to improve even further next year. At Mill Hill School, we have very talented staff who are working closely with parents to bring about success for all students. These results demonstrate that Mill Hill is building on the strong trend of improvement shown over the last two years.

“Many students’ achievements are truly outstanding, a small selection are Joseph Bradley, Elliott Mason and Sarah Lewin who all achieved 13A*/A grades, Hannah Smith and Naomi Williams both achieved 12A*/A grades and Holly Smith achieved 11 A*/A grades.”

Huw Lloyd, the school’s Director of Learning for Key Stage 4, said: “This very well motivated year group worked very well with their teachers and the school ethos – ‘be determined and believe we can all achieve’. Very well done to all the students.”