Following the success of our Year 13 students on Tuesday, The Duchess’s Community High School is pleased to report the achievements of its Year 11 students today.

65% of students achieved a standard pass in both English and Maths, and 23% of all grades awarded were 7-9. There were some terrific individual performances not just in terms of high outcomes, but also in terms of progress made over the course of study.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

The Co-Headteachers said: “Results achieved today by these students are ones that should be celebrated. The previous two years have not been easy for students, and studying for exams that were then cancelled was very unsettling for many. However the work ethic of students coupled with the processes and systems used by staff has meant that students achieved a positive set of results. We look forward to welcoming many of these students back to school in September, and wish those departing for college and apprenticeships the very best of luck for the future.”

Applications for DCHS Sixth form are still open for those students new to the school that wish to study here in September. They can contact 6thformsupport@dchs-alnwick.uk to request a virtual prospectus.