Lots of young people in Lowton and Golborne are celebrating after collecting GCSE results today.
Golborne High continue to smash national standards across the board
At Golborne High pupils have once again made exceptional progress, gaining even more strong passes [Grades 5+] across all subjects – and the outstanding results look to be well above national standards yet again.
Pupils achieved an impressive 76% Grade 9-4 in English and Maths, which is a result of 92% Grade 9-4 in English and 80% Grade 9-4 in Maths. 57% of pupils achieved “strong passes” in English and Maths with 82% in English and 60% in Maths. An incredible 23% of pupils gained 5 or more qualifications at grade 7 or above and a significant number of grade 9s were achieved across the board.
A significant number of Ebacc subjects achieved strong performances. 60% of pupils at Golborne High were entered for the Ebacc suite of qualifications and gained an average point score of 4.91 which is even better than last year and predicted to be well above National averages. In French and Spanish over 27 pupils gained a grade 7 or above and 93% gained a grade 4 or above, once again this is expected to be well above National average.
These results place our pupils in the strongest position to secure places at post 16 providers and to gain highly competitive apprenticeships.
Pupils’ successes also included more creative / practical subjects with 100% of pupils achieving a grade 4 or above in Drama and Art Photography and 72% achieving grade 5 or above in Drama and 82% in Art Photography. Pupils also performed significantly above national comparisons in the suite of vocational qualifications that pupils studied.
There have been many exceptional individual performances in terms of both attainment and progress. Special mention to the pupils who collectively achieved 68 grade 9s across all subjects. The Grade 9 is designed to distinguish those amongst the very best students in the entire country with approximately only 4% of the national cohort achieving this grade.
There were some particularly impressive performances from J Williams, K Whelan, A Doyle, E Ogden, H Bond, H Griffiths, N Smith, L Briscoe, C Thomas, K Anderson, M Ridge, C Williams, L Irvine, H O’Brien, L Morley and A Davies who achieved a remarkable 49 grade 9s between them – what an achievement!
Lowton High pupils are record breakers
Lowton High say they too are celebrating record breaking results, which were a significant improvement on last year’s.
70% of all students achieved a standard pass in 5 GCSE subjects including English and mathematics [equivalent to the old A*-C ]. This was a 10% improvement from last year.
Lowton High boys bucked the national trend so that they met or exceeded their targets guaranteeing places in colleges and apprenticeships.
The school’s brightest students have again excelled securing multiple top grades, ensuring that all future doors are open to them. Meanwhile the school said it gave them the “utmost pleasure” to report that we have more than halved the gap between their most vulnerable students and their peers.
In Photography, a third of students achieved the highest possible Grade 9 [ the super A*] and in History the same proportion of students achieved the highest grades.
And it wasn’t only Year 11 picking up GCSE results – Year 10 go into their final year at school with one under their belts already! They were entered into a GCSE qualification in Religious Studies, achieving the highest number of Grade 8s and 9s on record at the school.