Once again, the pupils at Mary Hare demonstrated their hard work towards their GCSEs. Amongst this year's successes was Benedict Morgan who got 9s in Chemistry and English Literature as well las two 8's and three 7's. Congratulations also went to Rebecca Dakin who achieved a 9 in Food Technology.
Simon Thompson, Vice Principal, Education and Curriculum said, 'the new GCSE system means that deaf pupils have additional difficulties to face and they have to work that much harder to overcome the barriers presented by their deafness.'
Peter Gale, Principal said 'Mary Hare provides education to a wide range of deaf students, some very able and others facing a range of challenges directly or indirectly caused by their deafness. We therefore celebrate the high grades at GCSE which demonstrate our academic amibitions whilst equally celebrating the much more modest achievements of others, remembering that these represent huge progress for the individual.'
A Level Results
It was a pleasing year for A Level results at Mary Hare. The overall pass rate for grades A* to E was 100% and for Level 3 BTECs was 96%. 76% of grades at A Level were A* to C and 57% were B and above, a remarkable achievement for the profoundly and severely deaf pupils at the school.
Individual students did very well including Alex Courtney-Guy who achieved A* in English Literature, B in French and a Merit in Sound Engineering; Ciaran O'Brien who achieved A* grades in Photography and Fine Art, with a Merit in Performing Arts, and Martha Ryan who achieved Distinction* in Applied Science.
Peter Gale, Principal commented, 'I am very pleased by the pupils' performance. Deafness has a massive impact on language development. The language required in the teaching, learning and assessment of these courses provides a very great challenge to students and staff. The results show that, working together, these difficulties can be overcome. Students have chosen a range of post 18 options including Higher Education, Further Education, Apprenticeships and employment.'