GCSEs 2019: Helsby High School students celebrate once again

Andy Morfett | |

Once again Helsby High School’s Year 11 students are celebrating excellent GCSE results, with over a quarter of all grades at Grade 7 or above (equivalent to Grade A or above in the former GCSE qualification), and over two thirds of all grades at a ‘strong pass’ or above (ie Grade 5 or above).

Core subject attainment was a particular strength, with well over 80% of students achieving a ‘standard pass’ (ie Grade 4 or above) in English, nearly 80% in Maths and three-quarters in both English and Maths.

Students of all abilities achieved success, with over 20% of students achieving 5 or more top grades (ie Grade 7 or above), over half of all students achieving a top grade in at least one subject and 80% of all students achieving standard passes in 5 or more of their GCSEs.

These students also warrant recognition for exceptional achievement in gaining at least 8 GCSEs graded 7 or above: Lydia C; Chloe D; Will H; Emilia L; Jessica M; Katie S; Chloe S; Emma W and Gabriel W.

The following students deserve particular recognition for outstanding progress by provisionally achieving an average of at least two grades higher compared to national expectations in all of their subjects: Myles C; James C; Chloe D; India F; Archie F; Ella G; Georgia L; Emilia L and Emma W.

Key Stage 4 Leader, James Cooney said: “I would like to congratulate the Year 11 class of 2019 on their fabulous GCSE results. The students not only worked hard, but also contributed so much to the wider life of the school and their success is richly deserved. I would also like to thank all the parents, carers and wider families whose support of the students was such an important part of their success.”

Headteacher, Martin Hill added: “It is wonderful to see the students’ success spread across so many students and also so many subjects. As well as success in English, Maths and Science, well above national average numbers of students also achieved GCSE success in Humanities and Modern Languages. Alongside this core academic curriculum success, students also achieved outstanding results in other areas of our broad curriculum offer such as business, computing, media and the important arts subjects.”

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