GCSE Results 2010
This year, for the first time, the chairs of governors and headteachers at the four schools in Braintree and Coggeshall agreed to issue a joint press release about GCSE results. This decision indicates our shared commitment to work together to secure the best possible outcomes for all the students in our area.
You may have seen parts of this press release in local papers this week and the full text is reproduced below. I would like to extend my congratulations to all the students and staff at Notley High School and in our three local partnership schools on these excellent GCSE results.
GCSE Success in Braintree and Coggeshall
Students at Notley High School, Alec Hunter Humanities College, Honywood Community Science School and Tabor Science College visited their schools this week to discover just how well they had performed in their secondary education at each of the schools.
At Notley, 56% of pupils gained 5 or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C including gaining a grade C or better in both English and Maths. The figures for Alec Hunter were 51%, Honywood 65% and Tabor 50%.
Behind these headline figures were hundreds of individual ‘bests’; students who had studied their hearts out, regularly committing fifteen or more hours each week on their studies outside the classroom, attending extra sessions at weekends and in their holidays, ensuring they leave school this year with the very best outcomes of which they were capable. The four Headteachers at our local schools have issued this joint statement:
"We applaud the outstanding efforts made by our pupils to go above and beyond what we could expect of them – they thoroughly deserve these excellent outcomes. Our young people leave us extremely well qualified to succeed in their lives, whatever options they now wish to explore. GCSE success is one element of that, but we would also like to comment on the broad range of skills our youngsters have mastered in their five years at our schools. They can solve problems, think for themselves, are empathetic and ICT literate to name just four of their key skills and attributes. They will make an exceptionally positive contribution to the life of their community and we reiterate our pride in their achievements.
We are delighted that the quality of provision in our area provides our young people with such an excellent start in their lives and would like to thank all colleagues in our four schools for the outstanding commitment they have once again shown to our pupils"
Simon Thompson – Headteacher, Notley High School
Trevor Lawn – Acting Headteacher, Alec Hunter Humanities College
Simon Mason – Headteacher, Honywood Community Science School
Steven Clark – Headteacher, Tabor Science College