GCSE results 2018

All the staff at Hove Park School would like to congratulate students on their GCSE results this summer!

There has been a second consecutive year of improved outcomes across a number of key measures, including a 5% rise in the proportion of students gaining a pass grade in both English and maths.

The proportion of students who achieved a pass in the EBACC (gaining GCSEs in English, maths, 2 x sciences, a humanity and a language) has also improved by 5% to 37%. The national figure last year for this measure was 24% and our students’ success here once again demonstrates our commitment to a broad curriculum where the majority of students continue to study a language at GCSE. The school’s Mandarin Excellence Programme continues to flourish and this year’s Chinese results reflect our continuing strength in this area with a 100% pass rate.

There has also been a significant improvement in the attainment of students for whom we receive pupil premium funding, reflecting the effectiveness of the comprehensive support we provide at Hove Park.

There were also many individual success stories to celebrate, including the following 22 students who all achieved the top Grade 9 in at least one of their subjects. Well done to:

Harriet Brown, Jess Brown, Keke Bungay, Carter Carey Poynting, Ruby Cooper, Noemi Costa, Rosie Cresdee-Brace, Siena De Antonis, Jack Fussey, Maia Holland, Elsie Houghton, Holly Howard-Fegan, Will Kennett, Kit Kniveton, Mia Lavaccini, Joe Law, Jonah Mitchell, Eben Roddis, Stanley Scott, Daniel Simpkin, Louis Smith and Wilson Toy.

Head Teacher, Jim Roberts, said:

Our Year 11 students have done exceptionally well and I am very proud of all their achievements. This success demonstrates the strength of the partnership between the school, our students and parents/carers, as well as showing what hard work, high quality teaching and determination can achieve. We wish all our students the very best for the future.

Our headline figures can be seen below in relation to last year’s results and national figures:

Performance Measure

Our results 2018

Our results 2017

National figures 2017

% of students achieving a pass in English & maths




% of students achieving a pass in the EBACC