Press Release - Excellent GCSE results for Tring SchoolPosted on: 20/08/2020
Tring School is delighted to announce an excellent set of GCSE results with outstanding performances in English and Maths plus many other subjects. This follows the widely reported confusion about how the grades for 2020 are to be awarded. We support the decision to use the Teacher Assessed Grades as we carried out an intensely rigorous and robust process earlier in the year to ensure that every student’s individual grades were fair, objective and accurate.
More than 80% of students achieved at least a standard pass (grade 4+, equivalent to grade C or above) and 59% achieving a strong pass (grade 5+, equivalent to a C+ or B grade) in both English and Maths.
Fergus Parkinson was Tring School's highest performing student this year with ten 9s and one 8.
Amongst the many other outstanding GCSE students were:
Rebecca Bojarski with seven 9s and four 8s
Fiona Connor with five 9s, three 8s, two 7s and one 6
Sophie Dimes with five 9s, four 8s and one 7
Henry Chappell with five 9s, two 8s and three 6s.
George Breckenridge with four 9s, five 8s and one 7.
Charlotte Hinde with four 9s, three 8s, two 7s and two 6s
Oscar Evans with four 9s, three 8s, one 7 and three 6s.
Flora Yarrow with four 9s, two 8s, three 7s and one 6.
Emily Hinde with three 9s, four 8s and three 7s
Like all schools, we are currently unable to publish the BTEC results.
Commenting on the results, Head of School Sally Ambrose said: "After what has been an incredibly difficult and challenging year for everyone, we are thrilled for our GCSE students who have achieved an excellent set of results. They had to suffer the adversity and disappointment of preparing rigorously to sit their exams and then to be denied the opportunity to show just how good they are”.
“These results will support them with their next challenge, whether that is to join our outstanding Sixth Form, start an apprenticeship scheme, enter the workplace or continue their education elsewhere”.
"Everyone associated with Tring School can be immensely proud of these results and I’d like to express our appreciation to the students, staff, parents, governors and trustees”.
Most of Tring School's GCSE students will move on to the school's outstanding Sixth Form which last week once again reported excellent A Level results. Tring School's Sixth Form typically attracts over 50 new students every year who join from other schools.