Humphry Davy School 2019 GCSE Results
Congratulations to a fantastic set of students!
Humphry Davy School students, parents, staff and governors are together celebrating the GCSE achievements of the 2019 cohort.
We are proud to be an inclusive community school and I want to congratulate all involved as the hard work, positive attitudes and dedication of students and staff has been rewarded with many, many excellent grades and some amazing individual performances. Yet again, the success of individual students places them in the top 1% of results in the country with two students attaining nine Grade 9s at GCSE! (To put this in context, less than 1000 students from a cohort of over half a million achieved that last year across the country!)
It is a tremendous feeling and without doubt one of the greatest rewards as a teacher to watch a student’s face and body language shift from nervous anticipation to absolute joy as they open their result envelopes.
English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Geography, Spanish and the Arts have all continued their trend of improvement. Overall, over a third of all students achieved grade 7s or above (old ‘A’ and ‘A*’) and the delighted Maths faculty stretched the most able with four students attaining the almost unheard of very top ‘A* Distinction’ grades in Further Maths and one student achieving the maximum possible marks in the English Literature GCSE.
But at Humphry Davy we all know that success is not just measured by the number of top grades achieved. Praised by all who know them as an exceptional year group with wonderful community spirit, the Year 11 have been fantastic role models for younger students and the wider Penzance community. They have contributed to charities and performed at the highest levels of sport, music, drama, dance, textiles design, catering and much more.
Parents and carers have every right to be proud of their children and my thanks as Headteacher go to you all for your wonderful support over the years. On behalf of the Governors and staff at Humphry Davy School, I would like to wish all our students ‘Good Luck!’ and continued success as they move on to the next stage of their education and careers. We look forward to hearing stories of your future achievements!
The school is currently oversubscribed and as we prepare to welcome the New Year 7 cohort in September, they can be confident and reassured from the 2019 results that hard work, determination and the support of our fantastic staff will leave them well placed to achieve their dreams and fulfil their future ambitions.
Headteacher - Humphry Davy School