GCSE joy at Chorley high schools

Pupils at Bishop Rawstorne Academy celebrate their GCSE results with headteacher Paul Cowley
Pupils at Bishop Rawstorne Academy celebrate their GCSE results with headteacher Paul Cowley
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Pupils celebrated across Chorley as they opened their GCSE results today.

Nationally, there has been a drop in English grades, but on average across all subjects this year’s results show a rise in A* to C grades.

Changes to the exam system are believed to have affected some schools’ results.

At St Michael’s CE High, 92 per cent of pupils gained at least five A* to Cs, with 84 per cent achieving the same including English and maths.

Headteacher, Julie Heaton, said: “In a year of unprecedented change and uncertainty nationally, I am thrilled that our young people have done exceptionally well by striving to do and be the best that they can be.”

At Bishop Rawstorne CE Academy in Croston, 87 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades, with 83 per cent gaining at least five A* to Cs when maths and English were included.

Headteacher, Paul Cowley, said: “These figures represent a significant and highly pleasing increase on last year’s figures, and have been in achieved in an examination climate where it has been significantly more challenging to achieve grades of A* to C generally and at A* grade specifically, particularly in the core subjects namely English, maths and science.”

Parklands High School saw 23 per cent of pupils achieve at least five A* and A grades.

Headteacher, Claire Hollister, said: “In light of the well-publicised volatility regarding standards in GCSE pass rates, we are delighted that Parklands has successfully maintained excellent academic results.”

Southlands High School highlighted their success in GCSE triple science starred, where pupils scored a 100 per cent A* to C pass rate.

Headteacher, Mark Fowle, said: “I am very proud of the students and proud of the way the staff have overcome the challenges in education over the past year.”

Holy Cross Catholic High School saw 10 pupils score 10 or more A* and A grades.

Headteacher, Ivan Gaughan, said: “We are very pleased, it’s a tribute to the hard work students and staff put in.”

At Albany Academy, preliminary resulted suggested it was “another highly successful year”.

Headteacher, Jon Hayes, said “With all the changes and uncertainty in education and examinations at the moment, we are very proud of the achievements of all of our pupils and the commitment of the staff and parents that makes these achievements possible.”

See Tuesday’s Chorley Guardian for more.