Staff and students are celebrating after a dramatic rise in the percentage of top grades achieved at GCSE.
Nearly half of all examination entries in reformed subjects were graded 9-7 (A*/A equivalent). Collectively, well over 40% of all examination entries (IGCSE/GCSE) resulted in either A*/A or 9-7).
20% of students achieved a level 9 in both Mathematics and English.
This marked upward trend comes at a time when the school is investing in state-of-the-art new facilities and focusing upon becoming a regional centre for outstanding teaching and learning.
Headmaster Jeremy Quartermain said: “I am delighted by these results for they are evidently attributable to the hard work and conscientious work ethic of this most impressive of year groups.
“The dramatic rise in the number of A*/A grades and 9-7s is particularly pleasing and I would like to thank all of our teachers who have provided such outstanding support, guidance and encouragement.
“We celebrate in the success of our pupils and are tremendously excited to welcome them into our Sixth Form for the beginning of the next academic year. “
Lex Bilby gained 6 9s, 3 8s and 1 A*. He said “I thought I had done well but not this well! I was so shocked when I opened my results and saw my 9 in German, then it just got better!”
Lex paid tribute to his teachers for helping him through his exams.
“Mr McDowell and Mr Hall were amazing during my GCSEs. I hope my studies will continue with them next year.” said Lex.
Lex is staying at Rossall for Sixth Form to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma and hopes to go on to study Classics at Oxford University.
Daisy Newsham was awarded 1 9, 3 8s, 2 7s and 3 As and said she was relieved to finally get her results. “I feel thrilled and totally over the moon with my results.”
Daisy now plans to stay on at Rossall’s Sixth Form to study A levels and paid tribute to her teachers for helping her through her studies.
She said, “The teachers at Rossall are always there to help whenever you need them. They pushed me to my full potential and really believed in me.”
Louis Mawer who gained 2 9s, 4 8s, 1 7, 1 6, 1 A* and 1 B said, “I am very happy and totally relieved that the wait is finally over!”
Louis credited the teaching at Rossall for his success. He said, “The teaching at Rossall was great. I really appreciated the extra lessons and help – all my teachers inspired me.”
Louis now plans to study A levels in Chemistry, Biology and Maths at Rossall’s Sixth Form and hopes to study Medicine at university.
“My dream is to become a doctor,” Louis said.
Amelia Quirk gained 2 9s, 3 8s, 4 7s and 1 A and also plans to stay on at the school to study for A levels in History and Maths.
“I feel very happy. I was so relieved when I opened my results!” said Amelia. “I am going to go out for a meal with my family to celebrate.”