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GCSE Results 2019


GCSE Results 2019

Heber Hits the High notes with GCSE Results in 2019!

Students, staff and parents at Bishop Heber High School are celebrating outstanding results in the new 9-1 GCSE examinations with 86% of all students achieving standard passes (Grade 4+) in both English and Maths and 57% of all students achieving strong passes (Grade 5+) in both English and Maths. Subjects achieving in excess of 35% of top grades (9-7) included; Art, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Drama, English Literature, History, Music, Physical Education, Physics and Religious Studies. An outstanding achievement, which is the result of the excellent work ethic and supportive relationships between our students and our staff as well as the invaluable support of their families.

Anna Williamson (Bickley) has achieved an amazing feat of nine Grade 9’s and Morgan Tomlins (Malpas) an incredible eight Grade 9’s. Hot on their heels were Lucy Bourne (Bickerton), Darcy Gabriel (Bronington) and Jacob McMullan (Tarvin) with an impressive seven Grade 9’s respectively. This ranks their achievements in the top 0.1% of all students nationally.

37 students in total (pictured) also achieved the top grades (9-7) in at least seven subjects. These included: Emma Alderson (Malpas), Sebastian Armstrong (Tarporley), Lauren Baker (Cuddington), Emma Crosby (Bickerton), Louis Davies (Gresford), Zara Edgar De La Pena (Holt), Millie Edwards (Bronington), Joseph Faithfull (Threapwood), Sophie Furnival (Bickley), Harry Griffiths (Borras), Hannah Grimshaw (Wrexham), Eleanor Hancill (Holt), Georgia Hancock (Churton by Farndon), Lauren Harker (Clutton), Joshua Hartill (Bulkeley), Amelia Holt (Clutton), Cleopatra Jones (Borras Park), Violet Jones (Bangor-on-Dee), Douglas Lamb (Bangor-on-Dee), William Lithgow Smith (Bickley), Ben Mapp (Malpas), Abby Mayers (Malpas), Lachlan McCann (Malpas), Eden O’Dea (Bangor-on-Dee), Yasmin Palmer (Whitchurch), Elliott Preece (Tilston), Holly Roden (Clutton), Claudia Royle (Rossett), Madeleine Sugden (Whitchurch), Averil Weaver (Malpas), Natalie Windsor (Whitchurch) and Maddie Young (Whitchurch).

Students from across the ability range have achieved results, which are a real credit to them and demonstrate excellent progress. In many cases, students have exceeded their target grades across subjects, which is testament to the culture of hard work, perseverance and commitment that they have developed during their five years at Bishop Heber High School. These qualities are also apparent in the fact that Year 11 students have also contributed to the community and demonstrated their commitment to their personal progress, in a variety of other ways including, completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award, fund raising for charity and taking on both leadership and mentoring roles to support their peers.

Headteacher, Mr Curry is delighted with these outstanding results, he said, “students have responded magnificently to the increased challenge that the new GCSE’s have offered. The results reflect that Bishop Heber High School continues to prepare its students for the challenges of A-level and beyond”.  Mr Curry added; “This is a wonderful achievement for both students and staff, and is testimony to their hard work and commitment.  I would like to congratulate all of our students on their success. The hard work of the students themselves, together with the excellent teaching of my colleagues and the support of the students’ families has led to these outstanding results”.

Head of Year 11, Mr Balmer said, “These are an exceptional set of GCSE results that demonstrate the dedication and determination of both students and staff alike. Students of all abilities can be proud of their achievements. Heber has a long history of success and this cohort of students have continued to build on previous achievements. I am very confident that the results today will enable our students to take the next step in fulfilling their personal ambition for post-16 education.”

Our new Director of Sixth Form, Mrs Abbotson added, “I am looking forward to welcoming most of our Year 11 back to our Sixth Form to continue their learning and study. Our excellent Sixth Form results reported last week, together with these very encouraging results continue to demonstrate that Bishop Heber High School offers exciting and successful learning opportunities for young people. For those of our students who will be seeking training, employment or college opportunities we wish them well in their future and thank them for their contribution to our School”.


GCSE Results 2019


Subject Entries % 7-9 % 4-9 % 1-9
Art 80 52.5 95 100
Business Studies 55 14.5 69.1 100
Computer Science 13 38.5 84.6 100
Drama 23 43.5 95.7 100
DT Design and Technology 65 20 78.5 100
DT Food 20 10 70 100
English Language 207 34.3 95.2 100
English Literature 206 35 83.5 98.5
Geography 109 22 74.3 100
History 76 43.4 85.5 100
Mathematics 207 18.8 87.9 100
Media Studies 10 20 80 100
MFL Chinese 8 50 75 100
MFL French 66 16.7 62.1 98.5
MFL German 24 0 45.8 100
MFL Spanish 63 12.7 46 100
Music 9 33.3 88.9 100
Physical Education 25 36 96 100
Religious Studies 18 72.2 100 100
Science Biology 57 36.8 100 100
Science Chemistry 57 49.1 93 98.2
Science Physics 58 44.8 94.8 100
Science Combined 149 15.8 82.9 100


Subject Entries % A^- A % A^- C % A^- G
Digital Applications (CiDA) 4 0 75 75
Further Maths 24 58.3 100 100
BTEC Subjects Entries %D*- D % D*- M % Pass
Business Studies 23 34.8 60.9 87
Dance 17 35.3 47.1 94
Physical Education 20 45.0 75 100