Staff and students are celebrating after the school achieved a 100% overall pass rate in this year’s GCSE exams.
100% of students were awarded A* – C grades in English and English Literature, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Drama and Italian, whilst 92% gained the same top grades in Maths.
Head of Rossall, Ms Elaine Purves said: “We are really pleased with this year’s results. I’m delighted we’ve retained our 100% overall pass rate, and it’s wonderful to see so many students achieving A* to C grades in key subjects such as English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
“The results are tribute to the tremendous amount of work our students and staff have put in over the last two years. It is wonderful to see their efforts rewarded, and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to continue their studies in the Sixth Form at Rossall.”
A number of students achieved five or more A* or A grades, including Lydia Bannister-Nunn who plans to stay at Rossall to study for A Levels in History, Biology, Psychology and English.
Lydia, who gained 7 A* and 3 A grades said: “I’m really happy with my results. The last two years have been a lot of hard work, but I’ve been really lucky to have a lot of support from my teachers. I’m an ice skater too, so trying to fit my studies in with my training schedule has been tough, but the staff at Rossall have been great and given me lots of help outside school hours.”
Olivia Gregory, who was awarded 9 A*s and 1 A grade said she felt happy and relieved to finally get her results. “It’s been two years of real hard work,” said Olivia, who plans to stay at Rossall to study Maths, Biology, Psychology and Chemistry.
“Now I can finally relax and celebrate. I’d like to say thank you to my teachers – they’ve been really committed and given up a lot of time to help me with my studies.” James Amor, who said he’d spent the last two months worrying about his results, said he was extremely happy with his 2 A*, 5 A and 3 B grades and paid tribute to staff at Rossall for helping him through his exams.
James Amor, who said he’d spent the last two months worrying about his results, said he was extremely happy with his 2 A*, 5 A and 3 B grades and paid tribute to staff at Rossall for helping him through his exams.
“It really helps that we have small class sizes at Rossall, so you get a lot of help,” said James.
“There’s also plenty of clinics and classes after school to help you prepare for GCSEs. I really want to thank Mr Hutchinson, my chemistry teacher for all the support he’s given me.”
Imogen Hockings has been at Rossall since she was 4 years old, gained 2 A* and 7 As and also plans to stay on at the school to study for A Levels in Spanish, History, Art and English.
“I’m really pleased with my results,” said Imogen. “I put a lot of hard work in, so it’s great that it’s all paid off!”
The 16 year old, who hopes to eventually pursue a career in art and design said: “My art teacher Miss Park has been fantastic, she’s always been there to help throughout the last two years and has been a huge support.”
Imogen, whose father, brother, uncles and cousins all attended Rossall says her cousins who are still students at the school have a lot to live up to: “My brother Oliver did really well in his GCSEs last year, and my cousins Ben and Sophie have both got really good grades in their A Levels in the last two years, so I guess we’re a bit of a tough act to follow!”