Hulme Hall Grammar School is a non-selective school, therefore, our examination results will depend on the ability profile of the cohort.
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 on achieving some fantastic results in their GCSE courses. It has been a very uncertain few months and our Year 11 leavers have shown great resilience and determination.
As a whole the students achieved a pass rate of 88% which compares very favourably with the national average of 79%. The all-important core subjects of English and Mathematics scored passing grades in excess of the national average, with English achieving a pass rate of 84% (national average 80%) and Mathematics gaining an impressive 90% pass rate (national average 79%). The Science department built on last year’s already excellent results in Physics, Biology and Chemistry with a pass rate of 97% across the three disciplines and 67% of grades being at 7 or above (equivalent to at least the old ‘A’ grade).
A number of other departments celebrated 100% pass rates – French, Spanish, Geography, Food Preparation & Nutrition, 3D Design, Photography, Music and Drama.
For the third consecutive year, the French department received a Grade 9 as did students in Mathematics, History, Geography, English Literature, Psychology and Photography.
There are some particular individual achievements that are worthy of special mention and our Head Girl and Head Boy certainly led the way in that regard. Head Girl Becky M fully deserved her 3 Grade 9s and 6 Grade 8s and Keegan W (Head Boy) was not far behind with 1 Grade 9, 3 Grade 8s and 5 Grade 7s. Michael H achieved 5 Grade 8s and 4 Grade 7s. Congratulations are also due to Charlotte W, Hamzah M, Hassan H and Matthew F who managed to reach double figures and achieve 10 passes (including Further Maths), many of which were at high grades. Many other students will also be celebrating their own personal successes.
Achieving academic success is not just about reaching the top grades and it is equally rewarding to see so many of our students fulfilling and even exceeding their academic potential. A number of parents remarked how pleased they were with their own child’s individual achievements and whilst the teaching staff obviously deserve immense credit for these results alongside the pupils themselves, the very important role played by the pastoral team at Hulme Hall should not be underestimated. It is the caring and nurturing environment that the school provides which allows our pupils to flourish and achieve such results.90
Our English and Mathematics results are well above the national average with 75% of the cohort achieving a pass in English (National average 62%), whilst almost 80% achieved a grade 4 or above in Mathematics (National average 60%). Six boys also achieved success in the AQA Further Mathematics Level 2 Certificate which stretches pupils beyond the scope of the normal GCSE specification.
Our Modern Foreign Languages departments repeated their outstanding successes of last year by gaining a 100% pass rate for the second successive year alongside some excellent individual grades, including the top grade 9 from Yashni. We are delighted that over 40% of all MFL grades were equivalent to the old A grade or better (i.e. 7 or above).
Geography and Food Preparation & Nutrition also recorded 100% pass rates for the second successive year and were joined by several other departments including Psychology, Photography and Art & Design in reaching this milestone. The Physics department also enjoyed success with over 50% of Physics candidates gaining a grade 7 or higher.
There are also a number of students who deserve a special mention including, Jamie, Joe, Hamzah, Elias, Amar, Yashni and Amelia who all achieved passes in at least 9 subjects with several of them accomplishing at least 4 grades at 7 or above. Elias was particularly successful attaining 5 grade 8s among his 9 passes. Finally, well done also to our Head Boy, Joe, who studied Music outside of the normal timetable to gain an incredible 10 GCSE passes.
This is another successful year for Hulme Hall and we, as a school, are so proud to see our pupils fulfilling, and in many cases exceeding, their potential.
Percentage of pupils achieving 4+ (Standard C) in both English and Mathematics = 91%
This represents the percentage of students that gained the equivalent of the old C Grade in both English and Mathematics.
Percentage of pupils who achieved 4+ in more than 5 subjects including English and Mathematics : 87%
We are obviously delighted with the results, which are a testament to the hard work ethic of both colleagues and students, and not least the support of our parents/carers and wider community.
Many students achieved outstanding personal results, a great reflection of their abilities and the support of those teachers that have nurtured them during their time at Hulme Hall Grammar School.
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(Percentage of pupils achieving a 4 or above)