Beaming with PRIDE on GCSE Results Day
Students celebrated opening their GCSE results alongside classmates, family and teachers.
Students at The Hinckley School celebrated on Thursday 24th August as they secured the grades they needed to take their next step towards their bright futures. Students opened their results with nerves and excitement alongside supportive family, friends and staff, as they finally saw the culmination of all their hard work and dedication.
Student destinations this year included apprenticeships, rugby scholarships and sixth form study, with a high percentage of students once again applying to stay and study at The Hinckley Sixth Form. Students also looked further ahead and proudly shared their ambitions for the future, with many dreaming of working in fields such as law, neuroscience, AI, teaching and leisure and tourism.
Ms Hickman, Headteacher said, “We are so proud of our year 11 students. To see them achieve the results they need to go on to fulfil their potential is wonderful for them and so rewarding for us. Whilst we will miss them, we look forward to welcoming many of them back to The Hinckley Sixth Form next week and hearing about all of their achievements in the future."
Rachel celebrated achieving an impressive 10 GCSEs at grades 9, putting her alongside with the top achievers in the country. Now planning to study Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Biology at college, before looking to enter a career in computer science and AI or neuroscience, Rachel is leaving with ‘many good memories’ and shared how happy she was that she chose The Hinckley School five years ago. Alongside her academic successes, Rachel also capitalised on the wide variety of extracurricular opportunities available by, in her words, ‘playing in every sports team available!’ Calling her subject teachers amazing, Rachel shared how supportive she has found staff and how extra revision sessions and after school classes proved helpful.
Onyx is just one of the many students who has decided to continue their studies in the school’s sixth form centre, The Hinckley Sixth Form. His impressive results included grades 9 in English Literature and Spanish and grades 8 in English Language and History, meaning that he can now follow his ambition to study History at university. Excited for the next step, Onyx will now study English Literature, History and Sociology at A Level. Onyx said, “the teachers were very supportive and especially caring and encouraging in Spanish. I am now excited for a new mature environment in sixth form and to study subjects I’m really interested in.” He went on to add, “I have enjoyed being part of the Inclusion and Equality Team here and I am looking forward to continuing my involvement next year.”
Also choosing to continue their seven-year journey and study A Levels at The Hinckley Sixth Form are students Jack and Elliot. Both shared that their decision to stay is due to feeling settled and ‘brilliant’ and ‘supportive teaching’. Jack’s grades included grades 9 in Maths, French and Chemistry, while Elliot also achieved a grade 9 in Maths, alongside grades 8 in Chemistry, Physics and Business. Jack hopes to go into law or teaching following his A Levels and is looking forward to continuing to play and coach rugby in year 12. Elliot would like to begin a degree apprenticeship with Rolls Royce or MIRA in two years’ time and said that next year he is, “looking forward to socialising with new people and having a fresh start.”
Jake shared how proud he was of his results on Thursday, especially his grade 9 in Maths. Still with some disbelief, Jake now plans to accept a place at The Hinckley Sixth Form to study Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Computer Science. He shared how choosing The Hinckley Sixth Form was an easy decision thanks to the familiarity and great course combinations available.
Celebrating his 10 GCSEs, including a grade 9 in Maths and three grade 8s in Biology, Chemistry and PE, student Rhys is now looking forward to taking up a Rugby Scholarship at a college in Northern England to study Maths, Further Maths, Economics and History. Rhys aspires to work in finance in the future and shared how much he appreciated the support teachers have given to students over the past five years.
Echoing the sentiments of all the staff at the school, Ms Hickman concluded, “The hard work of the class of 2023 has resulted in exam results they should be very proud of. This coupled with the way they have contributed to school life and become mature and positive citizens, makes us confident that the future is very bright for the young people of Hinckley. We wish them all the best for the future.”