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GCSE and A Level Success

GCSE Results

In a year in which an overhaul of the GCSE course content, structure and grading has created a degree of nervousness about results day, Mill Hill School is delighted to celebrate the outstanding performance of our pupils.

With 57% of grades at A*/A, or their numerical equivalents of 9 – 7, and 80% at A* to B (9 – 6), this year’s cohort has risen to the challenge with great success; seven pupils are to be particularly commended for gaining 10 A* or equivalent grades.

Mrs Jane Sanchez, Acting Head, puts these grades into the wider context of Mill Hill School’s holistic approach:

“I am thrilled to see so many success stories in this year’s GCSE results, not least because in addition to the fantastic achievements at the top end of the grade range, there are many others which are about personal endeavour, determination and resilience.

At a time when reports highlight the growing pressures on teenagers to succeed in examinations, and the adverse impact this can have on pupil wellbeing, we at Mill Hill pride ourselves on an approach which places the emphasis on encouragement, nurturing and learning beyond the curriculum.

We warmly congratulate our pupils on these excellent results and look forward to welcoming them back to launch into their careers in the Sixth Form, which this year is expected to reach record numbers.”

A Level Results

Despite concerns nationally about the increased number of reformed subjects being tested in this year’s A Levels, with exams described as more intensive, Mill Hill pupils have achieved an impressive 39% of passes at the top two grades (A*/A) – the UK average is 26%.

This level of success in the top grades, combined with the fact that 72% of all passes are at A* to B grades, has enabled a large proportion of this year’s leavers to secure places at their first choice university in their chosen field of study. Amongst these are three Millhillians taking up places at Cambridge University: Reuben Brown will read History at Selwyn College; Harry Dawood goes up to Peterhouse to read Engineering and Eli Belilty will pursue his chosen subject, Human, Social and Political Sciences, at Pembroke College.

We are also pleased to celebrate the achievement of the four pupils who are taking up places at the highly competitive London School of Economics, and the ten who will join University College London (ranked 7th in the world on the QS scale); their range of subject choices says much about the diversity of Mill Hill pupils’ academic passions: History, Geography, Engineering (Electronic and Electrical), Statistical Science, Biomedical Science, Philosophy.

As pathways to successful careers evolve, we also congratulate Theo Jones on securing a place at the prestigious and cutting-edge Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. Indeed, this year’s leavers show the significance of creativity in the Mill Hill mind-set, with pupils leaving to pursue courses in: Fashion Design; Product and Furniture Design; Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering; Digital Film Production; Interior Architecture; Drama and Theatre Arts and Jewellery and Silversmithing.

Many other pupils have been delighted by their results and we wish them well as they embark on their higher education careers at over thirty universities in a wide range of other subjects including: Medicine, Dental Surgery, Law, Music, Anthropology, English with Classics, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Mathematics and International Business with Languages. The class of 2018 have certainly done themselves, and Mill Hill School, proud.