It has been a year of excellent results at Hillside for our Class of 2019. The top ten performers achieved 62 top 9-7 grades in the 9-1 GCSE system. There were outstanding individual performances, including Tommy Weng Mei, who achieved ten 9 – 8 grades, four of which were grade 9s! Abbie Maginness–Limb, John McGarvey and Carlie Milburn all achieved five 9-8 grades – a stunning academic achievement! Over a third of Hillside pupils achieved at least one of the top grades across their subjects, with 128 top grades achieved overall. Performance in English and Maths has improved again this year, with over 65% of pupils achieving grades 9 -4 English and 60% in Maths. Across the curriculum there have been some excellent results. In the separate sciences, over 95% of pupils achieved 9-4 grades, with 53% of pupils in Chemistry achieving the top grades.
Results at 9-4 in Art, Business Studies, Design Technology, Retail Business, Sport Studies and 3D Sculpture all exceeded 80% - representing excellence across the curriculum. 21% of all Hillside pupils achieved the challenging English Baccalaureate qualification, which is a fantastic achievement. This has been another excellent year for our pupils at Hillside. Their hard work and efforts coupled with the support of parents and teachers has allowed them to achieve results they should be proud of. It has been my absolute pleasure to have known and worked with these fantastic young people, the whole school community is proud of their successes and I wish them all of the best as they pursue new courses in the future.