GCSE Results 2022

Year 11 students celebrate the fruits of their labour.

We are delighted to once again be able to celebrate the success of our Year 11 students after a long and anxious summer wait. So many students stepped up to the challenge of the examinations and have been rewarded for their work.

Amongst a number of exceptional achievers, Hugh Hamilton-Plumb stands out achieving an astonishing 8 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s. With these grades Hugh hopes to go on to fulfil his dreams of studying at the University of Oxford. When asked about the secret to his success, Hugh said, “I just went for it from Year 7. I always wanted to achieve grade 9s and I am delighted that the hard work over many years has paid off.”

Also receiving a set of outstanding grades is Billy Holt with 6 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, a distinction* and a grade 7. Billy will go on to take Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at the Trinity Sixth Form. Billy talked about the importance of strategic revision, identifying weaknesses and addressing them head on.

Amongst other high achievers was Jessica Jennings, who has regularly danced in front of audiences at the school. Jessica earned outstanding grades across a whopping 12 subjects including 4 grade 9s and 6 grade 8s.

Over time, Trinity has added a number of vocational courses to the curriculum on offer, and it is great to see students excelling in these. Engineering was introduced for the first time for the current Year 11 with 8 students pioneering the way. Particular congratulations go to Olivia May for her distinction* and to Liam O’Neill for his distinction. Hospitality and Catering has also been a very popular course, with students enjoying the chance to excel in a practical subject alongside the more traditionally academic courses. 11 students achieved a distinction or higher including Evelyn Ball and Ellie Stobbs who achieved distinction* grades. Sarah Nalty, Head of Food is delighted that the course is so popular. Reflecting on the courses success, she said, “I love being in the community and seeing ex-students using what they have learned in school in their jobs. It makes everything so worthwhile.”

Vic Gibson, Head of School said, “We are delighted with our students who have demonstrated great courage and determination in their examinations following a very turbulent time throughout the pandemic. Attainment is up from 2019. Particular improvements have been seen in subjects like Maths and consistent performance in so many different subject areas. Well done Class of 2022!”