GCSE and Sixth Form Results 2016


GCSE Results 2016

The Helena Romanes School saw 63% of students achieve five or more A* to C grades including English and maths – up from 61% last year.

Star students this year include:

  • Saskia Proud, 16, from Great Dunmow, achieved 7 A*s and 4 A’s
  • Rasalin Brolly, 16, from Great Dunmow, achieved 6 A*s; 3 A’s and 1 B
  • Tegan Abbs, 16, from Thaxted, achieved 5 A*s; 5 A’s and 1 B
  • Lauren Woosey, 16, from Great Dunmow, achieved 4 A*s; 5 A’s and 1 B
  • Joshua Pepper, 16, from Little Easton, achieved 3 A*s; 4 A’s and 4 B’s

English results also showed an improvement, with 79% of students achieving an A* to C grade. In maths, the A*-C figure rose to 72%. The students gaining the English Baccalaureate improved again with 38% attaining this measure.

Simon Knight, Headteacher, said “these results are evidence of sustained improvement across the school, which together with last week’s results at A-level demonstrate that we continue to move in the right direction. This was supported by the very positive Ofsted report in March. The dedication and hard work of both students, with the support of parents, has culminated in a very pleasing set of examination results. The school continues to improve and I am confident of further success in the future.”

“I would also like to thank the staff whose expertise and tireless support of the students has helped us achieve these outstanding results.

“Our continued high performance means that more and more of our students are achieving the highest levels attainment and we look forward to these students returning to our Sixth Form next year to start their A Levels with us.

A Level Results 2016

The Helena Romanes School are celebrating a 99% pass rate for our A Level students today.  One in five results were A* – B.

Head of Sixth Form, Donna Wright said: “The results are a reflection of the dedication and commitment demonstrated by our students.  This, combined with the support of staff and parents, has produced some outstanding results.  I am extremely proud of our students and wish them all the best for the future.”

Headteacher, Simon Knight added “I would like to congratulate all students on their achievements and wish them well in their future pathways in further study, training or employment.”

Individual students who did particularly well in their A Levels and BTEC’s are:

  • Luke Birch, 18, from Great Dunmow, achieved 3 A’s in Drama, Media, EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) and a C in English Literature. He will study Film Production at a University to be decided.
  • Max Brown, 18, from Great Dunmow, achieved A in Maths, B in Business and C in Physics, plus a B in Further Maths at AS. He is hoping to start an apprenticeship at The Bank of England in Threadneedle Street, London.
  • Megan Downes, 19, from Littlebury Green, achieved A in Biology, B in Chemistry and C in Maths. She will study Biology and Zoology at Nottingham University.  She said: “I’m very happy and excited for the future and looking forward to the next steps of my studies!”
  • Rachel Milner, 19, from Great Dunmow, achieved B in Psychology, B in Philosophy, B in EPQ. She will study Philosophy at The Royal Holloway University in London.  She said: I am completely overjoyed that I got in to my chosen University!”
  • Matt Smith, 19, from Barnston, achieved a Triple Distinction Star in BTEC Sport and a Distinction Star in BTEC Applied Science. Matt is going to undertake an accountancy apprenticeship.

The top Year 12 achiever was Austin Hodge who achieved 4 A’s in English, Economics, French and History.  He said: “I’m really delighted and surprised with my results and am now looking forward to continuing with my second year of studies.”


AS and A2 Level results can be collected from the main hall between 8.00am and 12.00 noon on Thursday 18th August 2016 and GCSE results can be collected from the main hall between 8.00am and 12.00 noon on Thursday 25th August 2016.

Any uncollected exam results will be posted home first class on each results day.

Essex County Council has produced a school leaver information fact sheet that may be of interest to students.  Please see the document below for further information.

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