Pupils and staff at Hill House are celebrating this year after another record-breaking set of GCSE exam results. 34% of the year group achieved full sets of grades 7s, 8s and 9s.
Over 99% of exams were passed this year at grade 4 or above, with a superb 35% at grades 8 & 9, with 58% at grade 7 and above.
Sam Honeybone and Martha Warren-Barrett led the way with a full house of 10 grade 9s each, with Anna Russin achieving 9 grade 9s and 1 grade 8.
Headmaster David Holland was delighted with the results, saying ‘we are so proud of this group of pupils. It has been a difficult year for this group, but they were superb in their engagement in our online learning, which continued with a full timetable throughout lockdown. Not only have they got their deserved results, but they are also very well set for A levels.’
Staff were especially pleased to see that their busy sports’ stars were able to reconcile their budding careers with very good grades; James Burley achieved 8 excellent grades at the same time as playing hockey for England and also national league hockey for Doncaster. England Hockey’s Daisy Bennett gained 10 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, with Yorkshire Women’s Rugby star Emily Hills achieving 9 top grades.