Record-breaking GCSE results at Smithdon High School in Hunstanton

Smithdon High School in Hunstanton has broken all previous records to achieve its best-ever GCSE results.

The number of top grades has increased for the fourth consecutive year, with a 13pc leap in the percentage of pupils gaining five or more A* to C grades including maths and English.

Headteacher Jon Goodchild said: 'We were confident that the staff and students had worked hard over the last two years and that this would result in a big increase in the level of attainment. However, even we were taken aback by the scale of our success.

'Every indicator that the school uses to measure its progress, including examination results, behaviour, sanctions, rewards, attendance, all paint the same picture - Smithdon High School is making very rapid progress.

'We are confident that improvement will continue and that next year will see our dramatic rise extended.'

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The percentage of pupils achieving five or more grades A* to C in any subjects rose from 58pc last year to 72pc and the overall pass rate also rose 3pc to 97pc.

Mr Goodchild paid tribute to the staff and students of the school, adding: 'These results, like our A-level performance, are important to each member of our learning community.

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'Every student and member of staff has contributed to this exceptional set of results by working hard, behaving in a respectful manner and taking pride in their school.

'It is a privilege to serve the school and I would like to thank all its members for their support.'


*The first figure is the percentage of

students who gained five or more A*-C

GCSEs, including English and maths,

with previous years in brackets

*The second figure is the percentage

of students who gained five or more

A*-C GCSEs in any subjects, with

previous years in brackets.

*The third figure is the percentage of students

achieving the English Baccalaureate – A* - C in

English, maths, double science, history or geography,

and a modern foreign language.


60pc (47) (40) (38) (29) (45) (38) (35)

72pc (58) (50) (50) (40) (49) (45) (40)

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