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Record GCSE Pass Rate For Thomas Hardye School

GCSE Results

3:15pm 23rd August 2012
(Updated 3:43pm 23rd August 2012)

Students at Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester have celebrated a record number of passes with 90% of the year
group achieving 5 GCSE's at grade C or above.

The number of students achieving 5 good passes including English and Maths was up 65 per cent.

The capped average point score per student  went up from 359 points to 366, equivalent to more than six grade A’s! The number of students achieving 5 good passes including English and Maths was 65% with over 35% gained the government’s new EBacc qualification meaning they achieved at least 5 passes at grade C or above including  Maths, English, History and/or Geography and a modern foreign language, up from 31% last year. 99% of students achieved five passes at grade G or above.

Mike Foley, Headteacher, commented on the breadth of achievement: “It is not only in areas like Maths, Science and English Literature that we have achieved so well but also in Dance (100% pass rate at grade C or above), Music (100%), Drama (83%) and Physical Education (81%). This shows the rich experiences that students have across the curriculum and the success enjoyed by students with a wide range of skills.”

There were outstanding performances from 52 students at the school, who gained 10 plus grade A or A stars.

Natasha Bailey

Jessica Element

Juliet Goss

Sophie Grant-Foale

Bethany Gunn

William Powell

Evelyn Smith


The GCSE results follow on from last week’s record A Level results and the IB results published in May.


At Weymouth College, 21 people sat their GCSE Maths with 62% achieving A*-C.  All learners started the course without previously gaining their GCSE in Maths. 100% of adults in the evening class achieved A*-C.

5 students sat biology and all passed.

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