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Thursday, 24 August 2017 19:20

GCSE Results August 2017

Exam press release 2017 – Driffield School and Sixth Form

Staff and students at Driffield School are celebrating following the release of this year’s GCSE results. Students have risen to the challenge of the new GCSEs in English and maths, with 60% achieving a pass in both which is an improvement of 2% on last year. Over one fifth of students achieved the new higher grades of 7, 8 or 9 in maths. There have also been significant improvements in English literature and across all the Sciences; Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Additional Science. Alongside these strong performances in the core curriculum subjects, the students have excelled in the arts with over a quarter of students sitting art and drama achieving A*/A with over half of our musicians achieving an A*/ A.

There are many excellent individual performances, with eight students achieving the very top marks in all of their subjects. Fifteen students achieve an A* in all of the triple science GCSEs; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Head of school, Ms Pickering, stated, ‘We are all absolutely delighted with these well-deserved results. This year group worked extremely hard, taking up all the opportunities for intervention, which included holidays and some Saturdays. I would like to take all this opportunity to thank all the staff and students for all their hard work this year and look forward to welcoming them back in September.