Highfields is celebrating its best ever GCSE results.
A total of 75% of students achieved five A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics, up from 73% last year, with 58% achieving at least one A* or A grade - a rise of 8%. A total of 28% achieved three A* or A grades, up from 24% last year.
The school’s top attainers include Kaylum McCann, Eleanor White, Bernice Johal, Simran Koretaine, Mark Morey, Gurjeevan Sidhu, Amandeep Tukhar, Aman Verma, Amy Geeson, Pawandeep Bhatoa, Priya Jakhu, Aaron Lakhanpal, Lakhdeep Panesar - who between them have achieved 81 A*s and 59 As.
Kaylum, who achieved 10 A*s and one A, said: “I’m speechless. I thought my mock exam results were good and that they were the best results I could hope for but I have done even better for the real thing and I am delighted.”
Kaylum is now going on to study Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Computer Science at Highfields' Sixth Form.
He added: “I hope to do my A-levels and then go on to study Physics at university to eventually work in research."
Mrs N.Clifton, Head of Upper School, said: “We’ve done it again!
“These are the best results we have ever had. Our students had a tough task to improve on the record-breaking results we achieved last year but they have done it and have done themselves, their families and the school proud. It is an incredible achievement.
“We are delighted that the hard work and dedication shown by our students, parents and staff has paid off. I would personally like to wish all of our students picking up their results the very best of luck with whatever they go on to do next, and look forward to seeing many of them back in Sixth Form next term.”
Simran Koretaine is now preparing to move into Highfields' Sixth Form to study English Literature, Psychology, History and EPQ after achieving 7 A*s and 4 As.
She said: "I am really pleased with my results. I have worked so hard and have done far better than I ever expected."
Mark Morey achieved 7A*s, 2As and 2Bs and will now move on to study Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and ICT at Highfields' Sixth Form. He said: “I’m over the moon. It's nice to see that all of the hard work has paid off at the end.
Mark, who hopes to one day work in aerospace engineering, added: "Some of the subjects were a struggle for me, including English, but I have been rewarded rewarded with an A*. I am very happy and my family are very proud."
Amandeep Tukhar achieved 7A*s, 3As and 1B.
He said: "I’m glad all of the hours I have put in towards my GCSEs have been worth it. I hope to one day move into dentistry."
Amandeep will go on to study Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics at Highfields' Sixth Form.