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West Hatch High School celebrates GCSE successes

Students at West Hatch High School, Chigwell, were celebrating their GCSE examination results today with the vast majority enrolling into the school’s Sixth Form. 

Overall results were significantly higher than those of 2019, the benchmark against which the Government is using for marking this year. The school is delighted. 

Students performed impressively despite the constant disruption faced during their GCSE studies.

Headteacher Daniel Leonard said, "Results days are always a stressful time for our students, but having had to deal with the disruption to their lives and their studies over the last two years, our students are finally able to celebrate their hard work and plan for their next two years of study. Having achieved positive results across the board, there were some stand-out individual and subject successes."

"In addition to exceptionally high overall pass rates, the number of students achieving the top grades were impressive."

Top achieving students include:

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Mr Leonard said, "In many ways, this year group has suffered the most over the last few years, with numerous strikes and extra bank holidays this year not to mention the disruption to their learning throughout their studies as a result of the pandemic."

He added, "They should be exceptionally proud of what they have achieved and the perseverance they have shown to achieve such wonderful results, I certainly am. I’m sure the last few weeks waiting for their results have been nerve-racking and I hope that all of our students have achieved the grades they need to move on to their chosen courses in the Sixth Form or college. I’m sure I speak for all of our students in thanking the staff who have helped them to achieve such fantastic results this year.”

The Sixth Form at West Hatch is well-known for its excellent provision and results, extensive range of well-established A-Level and Vocational Courses, its Work Shadowing, Extended Project Qualification, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and opportunities to trek and travel abroad. 

Mr Leonard said, "When our Sixth Formers leave, they take with them the confidence, skills and excellent results enabling them to compete with the best."