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GCSE students shine at Mossley Hollins High School
Thursday 23rd August 2018 @ 15:56 by Nigel Skinner
Mossley & Saddleworth News Tameside

The staff and governors of Mossley Hollins High School  have congratulated Year 11 students (The Class of 2018) on their successful performance in this year’s GCSE examinations.

Students’ recorded top performances in the core subjects of English, mathematics and science, which will set them up for bright futures into further education, university and high quality apprenticeships.

In English 85 per cent achieved grades 9-4 (A**-C) and in mathematics 80 per cent achieved grades 9-4.

In science, students shone with more than 80 per centachieving grades 9-4 in at least two sciences.

Pupils from less advantaged bacgrounds and needing to catch up after primary school have also made astonishing progress at Hollins.

These students performed superbly well with 60 per cent achieving Grades 9-4 in English and mathematics, which is comparable to last year’s result for all students nationally.

This is a superb achievement for these students, many of whom have faced additional hardships and will allow them to forge bright futures for themselves.

Pupils who arrived at Mossley Hollins having not reached the expected grades at primary school also did exceptionally well, achieving, on average, a full grade higher than expected across all subjects.

Exceptional performances by individual students included Robert Stansfield who achieved the much coveted Grade 9 in five subjects and A* grades in two others; and Bethany Jenkinson who achieved Grades 8 and 9 in nine out of ten GCSEs.

Nationally only around three per cent of students are expected to achieve Grade 9.

Molly Wilks and Rachel Jones also performed exceptionally well both achieving excellent grades across a wide range of subjects.

The school is also delighted to report astonishing progress in learning across the five years from Brandon Conway, Regina Gutu, Dylan Boag, Eman Ali and James Barnes, all of whom worked exceptionally hard despite, in some cases, very challenging circumstances, and performed at a level way beyond expectations.

Headteacher, Mr Stuart Marshall said: “I am delighted to see so many of our students achieve so well once again; these results, especially in the core academic subjects of English, mathematics and science will allow them to take the important next steps into education, training or employment, and eventually onto degree level courses and beyond.

“Students who joined our school having not done so well at primary school have worked extremely hard, in some cases overcoming significant barriers to learning, to achieve grades they should be very proud of.

“Students’ achievement is very pleasing in a range of subjects, especially in PE where over 50 per cent of the group achieved grades equivalent to A or higher and in Business Studies where almost half the group achieved grades A or A*.

“Students in Food and Nutrition achieved very well with 25 per cent of the group gaining the gold standard grade 8 and 9 and 94 per cent gained 9-4 grades (A**-C), and in art 94 per cent of the students gained strong passes at grades 9-5.

“On behalf of the school, the Chair of Governors John Denton and Executive Headteacher Drew Duncan I would like to praise and thank our parents and families for their help in supporting and encouraging the young people and as always look forward to hearing of their continued success at college and beyond.”