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Hope Valley students celebrate GCSE results

Published on 23/08/22

Year 11 students at Hope Valley College have been celebrating their GCSE and Level 2 vocational qualification results. They are the first year group in two years to have sat external exams, and their hard work has paid off.

The last two years have seen unprecedented challenges and disruptions to the students' learning. They have overcome lockdowns, moves to online teaching and illness to achieve the successes seen today.

The Year 11 students collectively achieved results of which they can be proud: 79.8% achieved grade 4 or higher in English and maths – 61.5% with a grade 5 or higher. 21% of all the grades awarded to Hope Valley students were at the highest grades of 8 or 9. In addition, 38% of the grades awarded for vocational subjects were at the highest levels of Distinction or Distinction*.

Principal, Gaynor Jones, said:

"I am so proud of our Year 11 students, who have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results. Their adaptability and resilience through all that the last two years has thrown at them is inspirational. Congratulations to them all – they have been amazing!

"I'd like to thank our Year 11 students for being such excellent role models for our younger students, who now follow in their footsteps. My thanks also go to their families and our staff who have supported them through this period. We are a small school, giving everyone the chance to shine and today is a day for our Year 11 students to enjoy their success before they move on to the next step of their journey. We know that their futures are bright, whether they are headed to sixth form, college or into an apprenticeship."