Hulme’s GCSE students are celebrating having achieved another excellent set of results this summer. The overall pass rate rose to 97%, with 98% of students achieving the national benchmark of 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths. This figure is up 2% from 2015 and 4% from 2014.
The % of A*/A grades rose by 5% to a 5 year high with over half of all grades (54%) at this level. The % of A* grades also rose to 18%. 43% of Hulme’s Year 11 achieved at least 7A*/A grades which qualifies them for a scholarship award to enter Hulme’s sixth form, including 28 students who gained 9 or more A*/A grades, 20 who achieved 10 or more A*/A grades, and 11 who scored 11 or more A*/A grades.
Phoebe Dixon achieved an amazing 11 straight A* grades and Douglas Haigh, the top performing boy, gained 10 A* grades and 1 A. In addition this year’s star performers included: Ishika Lamba, Katie Mills and Lucy Shepherd (9A*/ 2A); Olivia Green (8A* / 3A); Julian Greenwood and William Lamb (7A* / 4 A); Luke Paslowski (7A* / 3A); Hannah Abouzeid and Hannah Buckley (6A* / 5A); and Tom Kershaw (6A* / 4A).
Once again these excellent results are just reward for the hard work of our talented pupils and dedicated staff team over the two years of the GCSE courses. It is very pleasing to see our students fulfil their potential and they can be proud of what they have achieved. They can now begin their A Levels with confidence.
- The % of boys’ grades at A*-B (80%) is the highest in over 10 years.
- 99% of students achieved at least 5A*-C grades.
- 77% of all grades in Geography were A*/A.
- 75% of all grades in Latin were A*/A.
- Over 70% of all grades in both English Language and English Literature were A*/A.
- In excess of 54% of all grades in all three sciences were A*/A.
Mr Craig JD Mairs
A Level Results
We are delighted that Oldham Hulme Grammar School Sixth Form students have achieved the school’s best set of A level results in over ten years. The % of top grades (A*-B) rose by a fantastic 10% to 70%. The % of A* grades (11%) and the overall pass rate (99.6%) were also up this year.
Our top performer was Oldham Rotary Student of the Year Helen Schofield, who gained an amazing 5 A* grades and secured her place to read Chemical Engineering at Cambridge. One of Hulme’s Chinese students Ning Sun scored 4 A* grades and, following a gap year, he will also read Engineering at Cambridge. Arts student Saul Lowndes Britton achieved 2 A* grades and will be studying English at Oxford next academic year. In addition three other students: Libby Broughton, Will Kershaw and Luka Nedic gained 2 A* grades, whilst 25% of the cohort achieved at least 1 A*.
The school is delighted with these excellent results, the best since the creation of our joint sixth form, which reflect the dedication and talent of both our students and staff. Much hard work has gone in to achieving these grades and the places on top university courses our students have secured. They can be very proud of their efforts and deserve to celebrate this success.
Mr CJD Mairs