Staff and students at Rossall School are celebrating after the school saw a growth in A*-C grades achieved by its students.
Despite the national GCSE pass rate falling to its lowest rate in a decade, Rossall’s grades are on the rise.
90 per cent of students were awarded A*-C grades and almost 95 per cent of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths – the best results at A*-C since 2010.
Head Teacher, Ms Elaine Purves said: “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.”
100 per cent of students were awarded A* – C grades in Art, English Literature, Additional Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Studies and Spanish whilst 98 per cent gained the same top grades in Maths.
A number of students achieved 5 or more A* or A grades, including Will Gair from Fleetwood who plans to stay at Rossall to study for A levels in Chemistry, Maths and Physics.
16 year old Will who gained 2 A*s 7 As and 1 B grade said: “I’m really happy with my results – I achieved the grades I wanted – the hard work was definitely worth it.”
Alfie Ellis from Fleetwood was awarded 3 A*s, 4 As, a B and a C grade and said he was relieved to finally get his results. “I feel very relieved that the hard work has finally paid off and I came out with a good set of results.”
16 year old Alfie Ellis, paid tribute to staff at Rossall for helping him through his exams.
“The teachers at Rossall are always willing to help and they offer their full support, no matter what. They are willing to give up their time to ensure you get the best results possible.” said Alfie.
Alfie is staying at Rossall for Sixth Form to study A levels in English, History and Philosophy, and hopes to go on to university to study Law.
Aimee Barker from Lytham was thrilled with her results and credited the teaching at Rossall for her success.
Aimee, who gained 2 As, 5 Bs and 2 C grades said, “The teaching at Rossall really helped me through my exams.”
“My maths teacher, Miss Coutinho was absolutely incredible. I didn’t think I was going to pass at all and she helped me to get a C grade. I was so relieved!”
Casey Smith from Poulton-le-Fylde gained 1 A*, 3 As and 6 B grades and also plans to stay on at the school to study for A levels in Maths, Economics and Design Technology.
“I am absolutely ecstatic – I did a lot better than I expected!” said Casey. “I am so relieved to finally have my results and cannot wait to celebrate with my family.”
Max Heywood from Kirkham plans to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps with a career in finance, after gaining 2 A*s, 6 As, a B and a C grade. Max said, “I was really nervous to get my results.”
“I was sat at my computer, refreshing my emails for an hour this morning before my results came through. I was really happy to see that I had gained A* grades in English and Geography, as I am going to be studying these at Rossall Sixth Form, along with Economics.”
16 year old Max hopes to repeat his GCSE success in his A levels before going to university to study Finance.
“My Grandfather lives in London and works in the stock markets and hopefully that will be me one day.” said Max.