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LHS celebrates GCSE success! 25.08.16

Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students who have received their GCSE results today.

This is another excellent year for our Year 11 and we are extremely proud of all they have achieved. As they enter our sixth form to study a wide range of subjects they can be confident that they have given themselves the best possible grounding for future success at the High School. Well done to everyone!
Headmistress, Gwen Byrom

100% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs with A* to C in English and maths
100% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs with A* to C in any subject

26 students have gained all A*/A grades with 8 students achieving all A* across all 10 (and some cases, 11) GCSEs.
A further 25 students have gained at least 8 A* and A grades out of 10

The attainment 8 score for LHS is 7.34

Results summary

Students81
Entries806
A*47.3%
A* - A76.6%
A* - B93.3%
A* - C99.3%

A number of these girls have very heavy commitments outside of school alongside their studies.

 

Fran Brannam & Mum seven A* and three A grades

Fran Brannam & Mum seven A* and three A grades

Sheer delight – Fran Brannam gained seven A* and three A grades. Cricket Coach, Fran combined her studies with coaching under 7s and playing in local ladies’ cricket tournaments.


Esme Hamilton four A* & six A grades alongside heavy golf commitments.

Esme Hamilton four A* & six A grades alongside heavy golf commitments.

Esme Hamilton has juggled her daily golf and fitness training with her GCSE study and has been incredibly successful in both. She gained four A* and six A grades in her GCSEs and has had a busy Summer playing in the under 18 Girls Golf Championships, tying 10th out of 130 and in the English Women’s Amateur Championships, she tied 15th out of over 100 competitors. She plays for Nottingham ladies and captains the County Junior team. Esme’s ambition after A levels is to gain a golf scholarship to study at a university in the US.


Loughborough town swimmer Ashleigh Howells & Rachel Shaw share their fantastic results - nineteen A*/A between them!

Loughborough town swimmer Ashleigh Howells & Rachel Shaw share their fantastic results – nineteen A*/A between them!


Florrie Pitchers & Rhea Suribhatla delighted with their results

Florrie Pitchers & Rhea Suribhatla delighted with their results

Rhea Suribhatla gained a whopping ten A* grades alongside her heavy musical commitments. Rhea recently gained her ABRSM diploma with distinction in saxophone, her grade 8 with distinction in Piano and Bassoon. She also plays in the National Children’s Wind Orchestra and at the end of June she played Brahms Rhapsody in B minor at in the LES inaugural concert in London at the prestigious Steinway Hall. Also a fantastic mathematician and one of the top 40 year 10 and 11 students in the country, she was invited to the UKMT Maths Olympiad.


Isobel Ormerod (nine A* & one A grade)

Isobel Ormerod (nine A* & one A grade)

Achieving ten A* and one A grade, Isobel Ormerod already has ambitions to be an investment banker and plans to take maths, further maths and economics at A Level. Alongside her studies she has achieved grade 8 singing and has been a committed netball player for successful local team, Charnwood Sapphires.


Orieanna Reeve-Chen thrilled with ten A* grades

Orieanna Reeve-Chen thrilled with ten A* grades

Orieanna Reeve-Chen gained an amazing ten A* grades and would love to study medicine at university so she intends to study biology, chemistry, maths and history at A Level. Outside of her studies she also works hard at Jujitsu and achieving her piano grades.


Shivani Patel & Becky Jacob with ten A* grades each!

Shivani Patel & Becky Jacob with ten A* grades each!

Shivani Patel has studied hard to achieved ten A* grades but also has found time to reach grade 6 on piano and swimming to grade 9.

Likewise, Becky Jacob, who hopes to study medicine after her A Levels, has also gained 10 A* grades. She has a busy life alongside her studies and is a purple belt at Karate, a singer and a pianist.


Siobhan Ball with very proud mum, gained ten A* grades

Siobhan Ball with very proud mum, gained ten A* grades

Siobhan Bahl will be going onto study English, History, Politics and Spanish at A Level after receiving ten A* grades in her GCSE results today. Also a talented violinist and sportswoman, Siobhan, plays hockey regionally with Beeston, Nottingham a national league club and her ambition is to play in the national squad.


Eleanor Danaher pleased as punch with her GCSE results.

Eleanor Danaher pleased as punch with her GCSE results.

Eleanor Danaher gained six A* and three A grades and will study classics, RS, English literature and Politics at A Level, and aspires to work either in the film industry or journalism. When she is not studying she is a keen netball player and plays for Melton, she also enjoys trampolining and is a keen footballer!!


Ellie Leeson and her parents Gill and Gary, delighted at Ellie’s fabulous results!

Ellie Leeson and her parents Gill and Garry, delighted at Ellie’s fabulous results!

Energetic Ellie Leeson commits a lot of her ‘out of school’ time to performing with Act One, dancing with Tutu dance school, is a singer, a young Guide leader and a Ranger! So to achieve eight A and two A* grades alongside all that is an incredible achievement!


Louise Walker eight A* grades played for Rounders England during her GCSE studies!

Louise Walker eight A* grades played for Rounders England during her GCSE studies!


Maia Ellis & Katherine Shaw celebrating nineteen A*/A grades between them!

Maia Ellis & Katherine Shaw celebrating nineteen A*/A grades between them!

Maia Ellis has a heavy netball commitment outside school, training up to 5 days a week with the regional league netball squad, Charnwood Sapphires. Despite this she gained five A*, 4 A and one B grade in her GCSEs.

Katherine Shaw achieved eight A* and two A grades and hopes one day to have a career in paediatric medicine. This year she was invited to represent Great Britain as a youth advisor for iCAN both in Washington and at the iCAN summit in Barcelona (International Children’s Advisory Network – iCAN provides a voice for children in health, medicine and research).


GCSE Result Subject facts

  • Twenty students sat the Latin GCSE this year and an incredible seventeen achieved A* grades.
  • 68% of IGCSE maths students achieved A* grades
  • Over half (56%) of the students that studied Spanish for GCSE gained A* grades.
  • The science subjects have been particularly successful this year – of the 240 exams taken, over half were awarded A* grades between them!
  • 84% of geography students gained A*-A grades.
  • 100 foreign language exams were taken and 73 students gained A*-A grades
  • 95% of the 22 students taking RS GCSE gained A*-A grades.
  • 80% of food and nutrition students were awarded A*-A grades.
  • GCSE Music students gained 79% A*-A grades.
  • 75% of English literature students gained A*-A grades.
  • Art students achieved 70% A*-A grades.

We wish all our students the very best of luck with their future studies and careers and look forward to welcoming them in September to commence their A Level courses.

Ref: photos and articles – Louise Shipman l.shipman@leshigh.org

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