TIBHS celebrates exceptional GCSE Results
· 75% of students achieve a ‘strong pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
· 90% of students achieve a ‘standard pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
· 44% of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
Students, staff and parents at Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School are today celebrating exceptional GCSE results, placing the school as one of the highest achieving in the region and the country.
75% of students achieved GCSEs with grades 9-5 in English and Maths, whilst 44% achieved the English Baccalaureate.
The English Baccalaureate recognises achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects. It is awarded to students who achieve grades 9-5 in English, Maths, Science, a modern foreign language and History or Geography. Nationally, around a tenth of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
This was the first year when new tougher exams in important subjects such as Science, Languages, History and Geography – assessed using a 9-1 grading system – were completed by students across the country. A grade ‘5’ or higher is considered a ‘strong pass’ whilst a grade ‘4’ is considered a ‘standard pass’. Tougher exams in English and Maths were introduced a year earlier.
TIBHS pupil Hamzah Isap achieved the top grade of 9 in eight subjects, plus one A* and two A grades. He plans to enrol at St Mary’s College to study A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Hamzah said: “It’s unreal really! I think back to all the hard work that’s gone into these results; they just wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support from my teachers to help me achieve what I didn’t think was possible.”
The academic achievements are part of several accolades the school has received over the past few years.
TIBHS Principal Majid Ditta commented:
“I’m incredibly proud of Year 11 and all that they have achieved. These outcomes really are exceptional and are testament to the hard work from our pupils supported by our outstanding TIBHS team and, of course, their families.
“I am delighted that TIBHS has maintained its position in the top 1% of all schools in England when league tables are published later in the year. At a time when GCSE courses are becoming more difficult, this is very pleasing indeed.”
Mufti Hamid Patel, Chief Executive of Star Academies, reflected on the achievements and underlined the wider mission of the school:
“These really are life-changing outcomes for our amazing students, particularly when you think about the new, tougher exams. Our parents, staff and students really make us proud. As well as securing fantastic grades, we want our young men to have excellent character, be responsible citizens and serve their communities passionately.”
Added By: Sabiha Patel | Date Added: 23rd Aug 2018 | Posted In: Latest News