We are pleased to be celebrating another fantastic set of GCSE results, and proving that background is no barrier to academic achievement.
83% of our students are classified as hailing from disadvantaged backgrounds, which puts our school in the top 1% of the country for that measure.
Despite these challenges, 76% of all qualifications were Grade C (equivalent Grade 4) or above, whilst 66% of students gained a standard pass in both English and Maths. These results are well above the average for schools across the country.
We are also delighted to have maintained our record of more than ¼ of all grades being A*/A, which is all the more impressive given that GCSEs are widely thought to have been made harder this year.
Individual success stories include:
Jade Davies-Storey who achieved an astonishing 8 A* grades plus Maths, English and English Literature at Grade 9.
Julia Tworkowska, a native Polish speaker, who gained 13 qualifications securing 7 A*s, 3As, and maths, English and English Literature at Grade 9.
Across the country only 3.2% of papers in English literature, 2.2% in English language and 3.5% in maths were awarded a Grade 9.
Principal Ms Sheppard said:
“This sustained improvement is testament to the truly great teaching which is delivered every day by our hardworking and dedicated teachers. I would like to thank all staff in the school who work tirelessly to provide an outstanding education for our children.
“The students have risen to every challenge and we are enormously proud of their success, which we know will open doors and transform their life chances.
I would like to extend my thanks to their parents who have been incredibly supportive of the school. Seeing their tears of joy today makes it all worthwhile. ”