Tameside celebrates GCSE results success
Saturday 26th August 2017 08:43 News Tameside Posted by Adam Higgins

Year 11 pupils across Tameside have been celebrating some top GCSE results this week.

Despite reformed GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths – with a more challenging curriculum – many pupils have chalked up some impressive achievements, with some schools recording stand out performances.

The reformed GCSEs are subject to a new grading scale of 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. A grade four is a “standard pass” and a grade five a “strong pass”. As a consequence of this, this year’s GCSE figures are not comparable with previous years.

Standard passes in both English and Maths have been achieved by 62 per cent of the borough’s pupils in mainstream schools, with 39 per cent of pupils also achieving a strong pass.

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Particular congratulations goes to St Damian’s RC Science College, which saw 86 per cent of pupils achieve a standard pass and 63 per cent achieve a strong pass, and Fairfield High School for Girls, which saw 84 per cent of pupils achieve a standard pass and 58 per cent achieved a strong pass.

In English, 74 per cent of the borough’s pupils in mainstream secondary schools achieved a standard pass, with 58 per cent achieving a strong pass.

In Maths, 68 per cent of Tameside pupils in mainstream secondary schools achieved a standard pass, with 46 per cent achieving a strong pass.

Cllr Lynn Travis, Tameside Council Executive Member for Lifelong Learning, said: “A huge well done to pupils as well as teachers, parents and governors for all their hard work and dedication in what has been a challenging year as schools take on the GCSE reforms.

“While the reforms mean we can’t compare the figures to last year and we have no national figures to benchmark against, we are pleased with the overall results for Tameside and especially so for those schools which have recorded some outstanding performances.

“We’ll continue to work with all our schools to help them to continue to improve, adjust to the new reforms and support pupils in achieving their best.”

 

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Congratulations: Some of the top achievers from Audenshaw School celebrate with their GCSE results