In an academic year in which GCSE pass rates dipped across the country following the introduction of new examinations, students, parents and staff at Langtree were yet again able to celebrate another very impressive set of GCSE outcomes. 82% of the Class of 2017 achieved 5 good GCSE passes at A*-C, with 76% achieving five or more passes including English and Maths. The proportion of the cohort achieving the new Basics measure of a pass in English and Maths was 77%, and the proportion of all grades awarded overall at A*-C was 79%. In total 26% of the Year 11 cohort achieved the English Baccalaureate measure, or EBacc.

There were some extremely impressive outcomes amongst the top grades. 26% of all grades awarded were A* or A, and there were nine awards of the highest and most prestigious new level 9 within the cohort. Overall, eight students achieved five or more A* grades or equivalent. These were Hamsi Evans with 11, Isabel Carr 10, Izzy Arnfeld 7, Conrad Warren 7, Charles Norman 6, Rajveer Bal 6, Jimmy Gladwin 5 and Jess Arlett 5. Hamsi Evans excelled in this group of high achieving students, by securing the highest result of a level 9 in English Language, English Literature and Maths.

Headteacher Rick Holroyd was keen to praise the hard work of staff and students which led to such pleasing results. ‘Our headline attainment figures match the very best results the school has ever achieved, and to do this in a year when the pass rates have fallen nationally, is extremely impressive. I am so pleased for so many of our students who will now be able to progress to post 16 education with confidence and embark on their first choice options as a result of their hard work and commitment. Yet again, the staff have worked tirelessly to achieve these results and I am extremely grateful and appreciative of all the extra effort the staff have put in to ensure so many success stories for our students. Last but certainly not least, I would also like to thank our parents who have, yet again, been so supportive of the students and of the school over the last two years of KS4’.