Harwich and Dovercourt High School is proud of some exceptional GCSE performances again this year. Many congratulations to our top achievers who include Maggie Brundle, Ellis Janda-Bantick, Tom Wotton, Katie Baker, Romana Baker, Darcie Jobling, Chloe Rotchell, Jess Powell, Emmie Rivers, Harvey Green and Ellie Free.
Rob Garrett, Headteacher said “We are celebrating significant successes for students as well as the school. This year 32 students took Further Maths as well as their GCSE Maths and achieved a 96% pass rate. A*-C pass rates in German and Health and Social Care improved with students making excellent progress in Art, English, Maths, Dance, Design and Business Studies. Congratulations to staff and students for their hard work and for the progress our students have made during their time at the school.”
Overall figures indicate 50% achieved 5 grade C passes or better and 46% gained at least a grade C in both English and Maths. 42% achieved 5 A*-C including English and Maths.
As a school community we are disappointed by some of the headline figures. Over the last few years there has been a gradual improvement in these key indicators. There appears to be a large number of schools nationwide who have experienced unexpected drops in key subject areas. HDHS will also be submitting a large number of examination papers for remarking.These attainment results do not accurately reflect the students’ achievement as collectively they made better than expected progress from their starting points.
We look forward to building on our successes and continuing to improve the school experience for all of our students. The school has committed £600,000 to new teaching facilities which will open in September. We are confident this will lead to further school improvement.