Sixth Form Results – Thursday 16th August 2018
It is a fantastic year for the sixth form at Harwich and Dovercourt High School with an outstanding picture of a 100% pass rate for A level students with over 60% achieving A-C grades. Furthermore, 100% of students applying for university have achieved the results to enable them to take up their places with some remarkable individual successes including one student, Liam Ainger, who achieved an A and three Cs and is now taking up his place reading history at university.
Additionally, a number of vocational course successes will now be going on to apprenticeships and other vocational posts. Headteacher, Kate Finch, applauded the students, “We are exceptionally proud of the achievements of these young adults and I know that Rob Garrett, Headteacher throughout most of their time in the school, is also very proud. But these achievements are all about these young people in our community working hard to secure their futures and all of Harwich should be proud. These students reflect the quality of the local sixth form offer at HDHS, part of the Sigma Trust, which is going from strength to strength.”
GCSE Results – Thursday 23rd August 2018
Harwich and Dovercourt High School Students have experienced some remarkable success in the latest exam series. Chloe Colbourne, Eve Lyons, Kimberly Mulligan, Oliver Wright, Ellie-Rose Bould all achieved the exclusive top grade of 9, higher even than the previous A*
The 2018 summer exam season saw students sitting the new Grade 9-1 GCSEs in all subjects except technology. Staff worked incredibly hard to prepare students for the new style of exam papers, first seen last year in maths and English only.
The new 9-1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A*-G grades. This dramatic break from what has gone before means that comparison of this year’s GCSE scores with previous years is meaningless. The headline figures incorporating maths and English grades that schools have quoted in the past consequently cannot be used again.
The 9-1 grades that students have achieved in maths and English and now most other subjects will be used by the Department of Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available some time in the autumn term.