Exam Results

2023 GCSE Exam Results

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Excited anticipation in New Mills School’s magnificent library as students and thier families collect their GCSE results.

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New Mills' class of 2023 have shown their dedication over the course of their five-year journey at New Mills, and we are extremely pleased with the exam results they have achieved. They celebrate another year of success with many achieving top grades. Almost 80% of students achieved a grade 4+ in English and over 60% of students achieved a grade 4+ in both English and Maths. New Mills School provides for the most academic students with several students achieving the top grades across the board. Attainment was particularly strong in all science disciplines, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and in Art, German and Media Studies.

New Mills is a truly comprehensive school, serving all the young people in our community and we are proud to celebrate the progress of all our students’ deserved achievements, regardless of starting point, personal challenges, or additional needs. 100% of student achieved a Level 2 pass in the newly introduced Health and Social Care BTEC along with 100% of students in Drama.

Heather Watts, Headteacher, said: “Our Year 11 students have shown much determination and resilience which has enabled them to achieve their potential. Our teachers and support staff, supported by parental commitment and student engagement continue to deliver impressive outcomes for the young people who attend. We continue to pride ourselves on our broad curriculum and we are delighted to see strong results in core, science, and creative subjects. We congratulate all our students collecting exam results and wish them well in the next step of their educational journey - with these results students can confidently move on to their next steps in education, training, or employment.”

New Mills School Open Evening is on Thursday 28th September from 5pm to 8pm


2022 GCSE Exam Results

Read the press release from August 22 here

New Mills' class of 2022 have shown their dedication over the course of their five-year journey at New Mills, and we are extremely pleased with the exam results they have achieved.  There is some outstanding attainment and progress been demonstrated across the ability range.  It was particularly pleasing to see some exceptional performances in the top grades, with some students leaving with strings of grade 9's. After a very busy and challenging year, not to mention two years of disrupted learning due to covid, students hard work and determination has paid off.

Mrs Jesson, Assistant Headteacher, said "It has been an absolute pleasure to work with these students; they are all super young people, being kind, caring, and confident individuals."  One such individual is Isla (pictured below with Headteacher Heather Watts) who leaves New Mills with five grade 9's and two grade 8's from her GCSEs as well as a Distinction * and a Distinction from her vocational qualifications. Students performed well in many subject areas, both academic and vocational. For example, half of students studying Engineering achieved a Distinction or Distinction*, and over 70% of students studying Biology achieving a grade 7 or above.

 HWA IH 2022 GCSE resuls

Nationally, schools are judged using a number of criteria:

  • Attainment 8
  • Progress 8 
  • % of students achieving a pass (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • % of students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths
  • % of students entering the EBacc and their average points score

Information on these four measures will be published here when they are validated by the DFE and can also be found in the school performance tables.

Destinations - Class of 2022

Our Class of 2022 moved on form New Mills School to a variety of destinations, with the vast majority (91%) continuing to further education. 7% of our students continued into employment with training with employers such as Mercedes Benz and Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre. Only one student was not in Education, Employment or Training at the time of data collection.

2022 Destinations General

Students who went on to further education joined a variety of establishments, with most attending Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College and Macclesfield College.

2022 Destinations Specific