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GCSE Results 2018

Rossett students achieve fantastic results in GCSEs

Students at Rossett School in Harrogate are celebrating after achieving impressive results in their GCSEs.

The Year 11 students are the first to face the new grading system in all subjects, with grades 9-1 now awarded in place of A*-G for all subjects.

Despite the challenges facing them, students prepared outstandingly well for the new terminal examinations, with many achieving top results in all of their subjects.

Headteacher Helen Woodcock said: “We have been hugely impressed by the way students faced the challenges of this year’s exams.

“Today’s results show just how hard they have worked and the commitment they have given to their studies. I also know how much support they have had from their families and of course their teachers to give them the best possible chance to achieve the results they deserve.”


Jamie Hart achieved seven grade 9s, an 8 and a 6, in addition to the A* he scored last year, and will begin Sixth Form at Rossett in September with the aim of a career in the sciences.


Lara Henderson, Catrina Wardman, Eleanor Clements-Wragg, Olivia Gartshore, Jack Moran and Thomas Hawkins all passed their exams, including numerous high grades between them, and will be beginning A levels and other further education courses in September.


Shani Epstein-Graves achieved a 9, an 8, six 7s and a 6 and will start Sixth Form at Rossett in September.


Nerves turned to relief and celebration as students collected their results at Rossett School.


Students were celebrating at Rossett School as they collected their results on Thursday


Morgan Glazier achieved four 9s, two 8s, two 7s and a 6, and is staying on for Sixth Form at Rossett School.


Aysha Cakir and Reef-Bailey De Placido both got the grades they were hoping for to take them on to their A levels.


Chelo Brough and Nikita Nicholson were happy with their GCSE results and will be going on to further education.


Dan Moore scored 5s across the board and will be going on to college in September.


Four students: Courtney Chatten, Jacob Leach, Eilidh Kirk and Natasha Moran were pleased with their grades and will stay on for Sixth Form at Rossett, except Courtney who takes up a place studying Zoology at Askham Bryan College.

Rossett students’ performance in core subjects has been particularly impressive: more than three-quarters of the students achieved grade 4 or above in English, English Literature and Maths. Of these, 22% of students achieved the top grades of 9-7 in English Language and the Mathematics’ 9-7 results were also above the national average.

Biology and Philosophy and Ethics scored highly in securing the 9-7 top grade measure with a quarter of their cohort achieving an A or above – respectively 24% and 25% above the national average.

Among the individual success stories were:
Rose Black who achieved an impressive ten top A* or better grades: five grade 9s, four grade 8s and an A* and will now move on to study Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and an EPQ at Rossett School.

Jamie Hart who celebrated nine top A* or better grades: seven grade 9s, one grade 8 and an A* allowing him to pursue Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Maths in our Sixth Form. As a keen rugby player who has represented Rossett from Year 7-11, he will also be a welcome addition to our post-16 sports’ teams.

Miki Burt, who has balanced her study of Japanese with preparation for her GCSEs this year, achieving eight A* or better grades: six grade 9s, two grade 8s, and added two A/7 grades to a fantastic set of results. Miki will re-join us in September to study Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Maths

Keen musician, Eleanor Whitehead who achieved nine A* or better grades: four grade 9s, four grade 8s, one historic A* and one grade A/7. In September Eleanor is signed up to study Music, Spanish, French and an EPQ.

Footballer and Bradford City Academy player, Josh Fleary, achieved an impressive eight top A* or better grades: four grade 9s, four grade 8s – in addition to his A and B grades; he will now move on to study Philosophy and Ethics, Maths, Biology, Chemistry in our Sixth Form.

Ms Woodcock added: “Results day is always a fantastic occasion with plenty to celebrate in school. Many students here today have made fantastic progress in the years that they have spent with us; we are proud of the results that all have achieved.’

“It’s a pleasure to see so many students seeing the results of their hard work paying off today. We look forward to welcoming them back to our Sixth Form in September as they begin the next phase of their education with us.”

There are a small number of places available for external students to join Year 12 in September. Contact the Sixth Form Team directly at