Golborne High is celebrating tonight after students achieved record GCSE results.
Today’s provisional results show that overall results are up 11% on last year, with 75% of students achieving a good pass in English and Maths.
The school say this reflects another fantastic year at Golborne High School, with outcomes exceeding national averages and students performing at the highest level across the board.
This year’s GCSE exams including the introduction of new papers in English and Maths, which are designed to be much more demanding – and nationally, averages have dropped – making Golborne High’s achievement even more notable.
More students than ever gained A*/A grades with an incredible number gaining 8s and 9s (the new top grades) in English and Maths.
Good results across the board
Overall, 87% of students gained a good pass in English and 77% in Maths. 71% of students achieved A* – C in at least two sciences and a huge number of other subjects recorded strong performances particularly in Spanish, French, Chemistry, Physics, Music, Statistics and Art & Design.
Outstanding individual successes were also recorded, including nine students achieving eight or more GCSE qualifications at the equivalent of A*/A. They were Emily Ashurst, Zara Dincalp, Jack Fawcett–Houghton, Jonah Hanley, Sarah Townsend, Chanelle Atherton, Georgia Porter, Lauren Williams, Jade Woods and Fiona Unsworth.
Mrs Gormally, Headteacher at the school said: “We are delighted with and incredibly proud of these results; they are an accurate reflection of the hard work and dedication of our students and staff.
“In a time of significant change within the GCSEs the students, staff and parents have demonstrated a collective resilience and tenacity to achieve these simply fantastic results.
“I would like to thank the staff for the incredible commitment they have shown to ensuring that every student is given an outstanding education and provided with the multifaceted support that they require as individuals.
“Our students have now taken the first step in their journey to achieving their ambitions. They can compete at the highest level locally, nationally and Internationally and begin to realise their dreams. Everybody at Golborne High School wishes them the greatest success in the future.”
How are other school results looking?
Wigan’s overall results have not yet been released by the council, who say that “borough wide results are not available due to the varied grading systems of exams this year,” and that the change in grading system makes it difficult to compare to last year.
At Lowton High, the school said on its website that: “Today has been an emotional day as our Year 11 leavers have collected their GCSE results.
“It has been fantastic in that the vast majority of our students have achieved the grades they need to move to the next part of their learning journeys.”