Exceptional results for Rossall GCSE students

There was also a rise in the number of pupils achieving grades A* to C overall, with 89 percent securing the top marks.

Head Teacher Elaine Purves said: “We are extremely happy with the results. We’ve seen an improvement right across the board, in the number of overall passes and the number of students achieving A* to C grades.

“It is particularly pleasing to see the rise in our A* and A grades where nationally there has been a fall.

“Our students and staff have put in a great deal of work over the last two years and it is wonderful to see their efforts rewarded.

“The continued high standard of GCSE results at Rossall is testament to the commitment of our staff and the dedication of our students. We wish all our Year 11 pupils every success for the future.”

A number of students secured five or more A* or A grades in their results, including 16 year old Lauren Brook from Thornton-Cleveleys, who plans to stay at Rossall to study Maths, Biology, PE and Geography in her A Levels.

Lauren, who was awarded 5 A* and 5 A grades said: “I’m really happy with my results. It’s been a really long wait to get to today! I’ve received so much help and support over the last two years and I really don’t think I would have got these results if I hadn’t come to Rossall.”

Sophia Brooks from Cleveleys, who achieved 3 A*, 4 A and 3 B grades in her GCSEs said she felt happy and relieved to finally get her results. “It’s been a tough two years,” said Sophia, who hopes to stay at Rossall to study English, History, Chemistry and Geography A Levels.

“I’ve been at Rossall for 11 years, and the one on one help I’ve received with my studies really helped me get through my exams.”

Oliver Hockings, from Little Thornton, who’s been at Rossall since he was 6 years old gained 6 A*, 3A and 1 B grade also plans to stay on at the school to study for A Levels including English and History.

“It’s been a lot of hard work and a lot of effort, but it’s been worth it,” said Oliver. “The support I’ve had from my teachers has been excellent, and I’d really like to thank Miss Clark, my English teacher, for all her help.”

Oliver, whose father, uncles and cousins all attended Rossall says his sister and cousins who are still students at the school have a lot to live up to: “My cousin Ben Hockings did really well in last week’s A Level results, and his sister Sophie got really good grades in her A Levels last year, so I guess we’re a bit of a tough act to follow!”