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Holcombe Grammar School Students Thrilled at Outstanding Results

Students from the high-performing Holcombe Grammar School (HGS) are overjoyed after receiving outstanding GCSE results, with 96% of students achieving 5A*-C’s including English and Maths.  
This is the school’s fourth successive year of improvements at GCSE, which is all the more impressive given that the exams are widely thought to have been made harder this year.
HGS is a member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a family of thirteen schools in Medway and Portsmouth that prides itself on academic excellence and providing the best possible education for all students.
Overall 97% of students achieved a Grade 4 or better in English and Maths, with a 4 the new grade set by the Government as a pass. This is up on the equivalent proportion last year, when the old Grade C was still in place.

Rodrigo Silva was the school’s top performer, with nine A* grades and three A’s. Michael Cameron, Callum Mortlock, Kieran Wonnacott, James Rouse, Chukwudumebi Nwagwu and Zachariah Harris all achieved ten or more grades at A or A*.

Juliet Diaz, Principal at Holcombe Grammar School, said: 
“Our students demonstrated an enormous amount of determination and resilience to achieve these fantastic results, and I wish all of them the best of luck as they move on to their next big adventure.
We congratulate the many students who worked hard to exceed predictions at all levels, particularly those students who overcame some very significant challenges to achieve great grades.”