Year 11 students and staff at Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham are celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results. In a year where a further twenty GCSEs have reformed, we are delighted to report that 80% of students achieved the 9-4 grades in English and maths; this matches our best ever performance when the currency was A*-C. Furthermore, 68% of students achieved 9-5 in English and maths – this is up 5% on last year and represents the high quality work completed by the students.

There were many outstanding individual performances and we are delighted that so many students will progress on to study A Level and vocational courses in our successful Sixth Form.

Head of School James Andriot said, ”It fills me with a huge sense of pride to know that the young people at QE have done so amazingly well despite national reforms which have made GCSEs more difficult than ever before. It is all down to the hard work of students who have engaged tirelessly in and out of lessons and received excellent support from our committed staff and parents.

Their performance at GCSE allows them to be prepared for a diverse range of potential future pathways and they can continue in education with confidence; we know they will have a bright and successful future".