GCSE success for pupils at Hydesville Tower School

Pupils from Hydesville Tower School in Walsall are celebrating excellent GCSE results today, with almost 96%  of all papers taken achieving a “strong pass” or better at Grade 5+.   

Most impressively, over 63% of exam grades at Hydesville were awarded at Grade 7 or above with almost two thirds of the cohort securing 5 or more GCSEs at Grades 7-9 – the previous A grade equivalent. Two fifths of all exams were awarded Grades 8 or 9, the latter being the equivalent of an A** to show exceptional performance.   

Success this year has been even more poignant for pupils due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic.  The ‘no exam’ declaration has meant pupils who were due to sit GCSE exams this summer have received a teacher-assessed grade based on their performance in coursework, mock exams and class tests. 

Headmaster, Mr Warren Honey, said: “We are thrilled with the achievements of our pupils. They have worked hard throughout their time at Hydesville and in particular, showed tremendous tenacity in dealing with the lockdowns and periods of self-isolation. These GCSE grades are a fitting reward for all their efforts and given the rigorous assessment process they went through, I know they will feel they have earned these results. Celebrating with them today is a pleasure and we know they will move on to huge success.”  

The tumultuous school year didn’t stop Hydesville pupils excelling and results in specific subject areas this year were exceptional.   

Teaching the three separate sciences at GCSE, over 87% of these grades were 7 or above. There were high levels of success in Art, Business, French, History, Maths, PE,  Religious Studies, and Spanish, where the significant majority of pupils secured grade 7 or above. 

All of the Year 11 cohort at Hydesville are to be congratulated for a superb set of results.  In particular, Vansh, Parmal, Ruhaan, Manveer, Sinclair and Priya each collected seven or more of the highest grades – 8s and 9s.   

Miss Lauren Jenkins, Head of Senior School, remarked: “It is wonderful to congratulate the class of 2021 for their outstanding achievements. Their determination and resilience in dealing with this year says a great deal for the character that is developed through Hydesville. We have been proud to see how the Year 11 cohort has grown in confidence, maturity and stature as the years have passed, and wish them well for the next steps.” 

Hydesville Tower School, situated on Broadway North in Walsall, is proudly non-selective and is fully committed to helping pupils achieve the very best results possible.  

Mr Honey, Headmaster, added: “My congratulations go to all of our GCSE pupils and I wish them every success as they take their next steps into post-16 education and beyond. They have appreciated the immense support of their teachers, who are passionate about their subjects and care about each child. These results provide a clear indication that the personalised approach taken at Hydesville gives every pupil the opportunity to flourish and fulfil their potential.”  

For those wishing to find out more about Hydesville, please visit the School’s website: www.hydesville.com to find out about forthcoming open events.  Alternatively, contact the Admissions Team on 01922 624374 or email info@hydesville.com  

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