GCSE results day 2017: The Nobel School, Stevenage

Students and staff at Stevenage's Nobel School celebrate their GCSE results.
Back row: Joanna Le Fe

Students and staff at Stevenage's Nobel School celebrate their GCSE results. Back row: Joanna Le Fevre, Max Dawson, Farozha Urrehman, Ryan Nash,Tatenda Chiwereza, Ben Vaughan, Willow Rowlands, Adrian Botha, Cynthia Wordingham and Erin Oliver. Front row: Headteacher Martyn Henson, Ewan Pickering, Danielle Atkinson, Anna Thomas, Jessica Rowe, Thomas Salter, Ella Acton,Tyler Teague, Eliesha Netherwood, Elliot Bird, and head of Year 11 Ryan Spence. - Credit: Archant

Nobel School headteacher Martyn Henson had said he is “absolutely delighted” with the Stevenage school’s GCSE results.

The new GCSE 1-9 grading and how it matches up with the A*-G

The new GCSE 1-9 grading and how it matches up with the A*-G - Credit: Archant

Mr Henson said: “We are absolutely delighted with the GCSE results this year. Our students have worked so hard with support from our fantastic staff.

“Our lovely school goes from strength to strength.”

Of those Nobelian students that achieved top grades in all subjects, Jessica Rowe said: “I got loads of help from my teachers and this, combined with my hard work really worked well.”

Erin Oliver said: “I am so happy – all my hard work paid off.”


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Regarding not releasing overall results, a statement issued on behalf of the Stevenage secondary schools headteachers said: “This year there have been many changes in how students in Year 11 are assessed in their GCSE examinations.

“For English and maths, grades have moved from A*-G to 9-1. Examinations have become more rigorous and controlled assessment is no longer part of the English exam.

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“This summer is the first time students sat the new English and maths GCSE. Throughout the year schools across the country have struggled to predict and assess what students will achieve as no grade boundaries were in place. The new system has led to confusion for students, parents and schools alike.

“With these national changes, year-on-year comparisons of attainment are not appropriate and headline progress measures will be unavailable until the official performance tables are released.

“As headteachers in Stevenage, we continue to work hard in our own schools and together as a family of schools, to raise achievement and improve the life chances of every single student in our care. This year we want to celebrate the individual success of each and every student.”

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