New College Durham is thrilled to announce the remarkable achievements of its maths and English GCSE students. 99.7% of GCSE English students achieved a pass grade. An impressive 31% of these were high grades, which is 5% above the national rate.
In GCSE maths, the pass rate was an impressive 98.3% and 16% of students achieved high grades which is on par with the national average for high grades. Notably, every GCSE maths student who sat the higher paper achieved a high grade including four at grade 6 and a grade 7.
Andy Broadbent, Principal and CEO at New College Durham, comments: “In a year which continued to be challenging for students, the dedication of both students and teaching staff is evident in the improved pass rates recorded for both subjects. They surpassed the results achieved by our students in the 2021/22 academic year. These achievements are particularly commendable as they align with the exceptional results observed in the summer of 2019, signifying a return to pre-pandemic standards of excellence. This reflects the college's commitment to fostering a supportive and effective learning environment.”
One student's exceptional achievement deserves special mention – securing a grade 8 in GCSE English, while four students secured grade 7s across maths and English, showcasing their dedication and determination to excel academically.
Andy continues: “These impressive accomplishments highlight the college's commitment to ensuring the highest standards of academic achievement and success for its students, even amid challenging circumstances. We are immensely proud of each student's achievements and their ability to overcome challenges with resilience and determination."
These achievements demonstrate the dedication of New College Durham in supporting their students to achieve positive outcomes and reach their full potential.