Today is the day that our class of 2023, those Year 11 students who started with us way back in 2018, receive their exam results. It’s always an emotional day and a real privilege to be able to be a part of it, watching young people open their results and celebrate their achievements. We should remember that this cohort had to deal with Covid affecting their time significantly in Year 8 and Year 9, but the year group put that behind them and worked incredibly hard for their results. Over 30% of all the grades achieved at MHS were at grade 7 or above, a fantastic achievement in a year where grade boundaries have returned to pre-covid levels. As well as this, students of all abilities have done incredibly well and should be rightly proud of their efforts.
Congratulations too to the Class of 2025 who pick up results of their own today in either a Modern Foreign Language or Health and Fitness. The results for the vast majority of students are brilliant and hopefully with give great confidence as they head into KS4 proper.
I’m always very aware that not every student will have done as well as they wanted to, and some will be wondering what to do next. To those members of the class of 2023 who feel like this I want to reassure you that we’re here to help. If you didn’t get what you wanted then don’t worry – GCSEs don’t define you as a person and you can achieve whatever you want to in life. Every single student will forever be a part of our class of 2023 and we are proud of you all.
Joe Barker and all the staff at MHS.