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We are delighted with a fantastic set of GCSE results this year. This cohort has exceeded the excellent results achieved last year and we are extremely proud of all of our students’ achievements.  These qualifications will enable Heartlands students to progress onto high quality Post 16 courses and, in future, to top universities and apprenticeships. We wish the 2016 cohort all the best in the next stage of their education and congratulate them on their outstanding achievement. I would like to thank our incredible staff who worked tirelessly to support students to achieve these results.

Elen Roberts
Head of School


Results Overview

% A*–C in English and Maths 67%*
% A*–C in English Language 83%
% A*–C in Maths 72%
% 5A*–C including English and Maths 65%*
% A*–C in all English Baccalaureate subjects 28%*
% 3 or more A*–A grades 26%*
Projected progress 8 Score (National average is zero) +0.62 This equates to each student achieving 1 grade higher across 6 subjects than they would in a national average school

*these percentages exclude 4 Year 11 students who attend our specialist Autism Unit and did not sit GCSE examinations

Despite entering Heartlands with levels which were significantly below national average, this cohort of students achieved exceptionally well in English and Maths. They also achieved highly across the curriculum; the following subjects all delivered over 80% A*–C grades:

English Language; Biology, Chemistry and Physics; Computer Science; Further Maths; History; Business Studies; Product Design; Art & Design; Photography

Outstanding Individual Achievement
A number of students have achieved exceptional results, attaining A*–A grades across all their subjects:

Elif Erpolat: 8A*, 4 A grades
Begum Balci: 8 A*, 3 A grades
Megan Boothman: 6A*, 4 A grades
Hristina Ilieva: 6A*, 4 A grades
Haidi Koci: 6A*, 4 A grades
David Istanaksai: 5A*, 4 A grades