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Haydon Bridge High School reports significant improvements in GCSE results as students celebrate their success

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It was smiles all round today at Haydon Bridge High School in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, as students turned up to collect their GCSE grades throughout the morning. Principal Darren Glover, reported a significant improvement on last year’s results including Biology A*-C, 17% improvement to 96.6%; Business A*-C, 59% improvement to 100%; French A*-C 30% improvement to 71.4%; and Drama A*-C 17% improvement to 85.7%. A Core Science A*-C 28% improvement to 50% was achieved as well (1/3 of cohort – most able scientists – take separate sciences so aren’t included in this figure). He also reported higher than average grades in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, French, Business, IT and Child Development commenting “It’s wonderful to see significantly higher A*-C grades in many subjects, another significant step in our improvement journey”.

Top performing students included Anna Heslop, Alex Heppell and Zoe-Claire Trespaderne.

Anna Heslop  secured two Grade 9s (higher than an A*), six As and three Bs. Anna plans to study A Level Music, English and French, pass her Grade 8 music exams and go onto study at a music conservatoire.

Alex Heppell achieved one Grade 8, Grade 7, an A*, two As and three Bs. Alex plans to study A Level Maths, Business and PE.

Zoe-Claire Trespaderne was delighted to discover that she has secured a Grade 9, two Grade 7s (equivalent to an A), two As and two Bs. Zoe plans to study A Level Physics, Chemistry and IT.

Principal, Darren Glover, added, “Haydon Bridge students have again worked very hard with their teachers, supported by their families, and have achieved another great set of GCSE results. There are some excellent individual performances, with students achieving 9s in the new exams, and a number of other high grades. Equally there are students who have made very good levels of individual progress. We are extremely proud of all our students.”

“We are looking forward to welcoming back over 60% of our students into our Sixth Form, where we know they will achieve great things, as last week’s A level results showed.

“Our new Sixth Formers will study a broad range of post 16 A level and vocational programmes, with others being supported by the school into other education, training and employment pathways.”

Mary McKeeman, Chief Operating Officer at Bright Tribe Trust commented, “It is wonderful to see the hard work and determination from all pupils, staff and the wider Bright tribe trust pay off with the achievement of these excellent results.”

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