Teachers and students at Rossall School have much to celebrate following the publication of absolutely superb GCSE results earlier today.
Over half of our entries were awarded a grade 7 or above, with almost 20% of grades being a grade 9.
A record number of subjects achieved over 80% grade 7-9s thus underlining Rossall’s position as the natural school of choice for aspirant young people and their families.
Grades awarded to Year 11 pupils this summer were determined by the Centre Assessment Grades submitted to exam boards by schools. These results were predicated upon a rigorous cycle of assessments and examinations.
They have been further validated by the excellent results achieved in the Rossall Diploma that were virtually identical to the results submitted to the examination boards. As such, Rossall pupils are amongst the only pupils in the UK today who will be receiving their GCSE results, as well as the results of examinations that they did sit this summer.
Headmaster Jeremy Quartermain said: “These results are outstanding and confirm Rossall’s position as a top-performing school academically; both regionally and nationally.
“Our Year 11 students and their families have coped incredibly well during recent months and I am humbled by their courage, resilience and endless good humour.
“We thank our brilliant teachers and look forward to welcoming those celebrating today into the Sixth Form in just two weeks time.
“It is an honour to lead a school which is riding so high and we have the joyful privilege of being able to share in the delight of our students.”
A number of individual performances are worthy of mention with 11 pupils achieving nothing lower than a grade 7.
Emily Yang and Samuel Ayoma can both boast a clean sweep of ten grade 9s each.
Both students plan to stay on at Rossall Sixth Form with Emily planning to study A-levels in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Maths, whilst Samuel has elected to take the International Baccalaureate and will be studying English Literature, Latin, History and Mathematics at Higher Level.
With an average of 34 points, Rossall School is now one of the top-performing IB schools in the UK.
Samuel said: “I feel very pleased and very relieved because obviously this year, there was a lot of confusion and we were not really sure whether we were going to get the grades that we deserved.
“The teachers are incredible. Not only for the last two years for GCSEs but for my whole 14 years at Rossall School. They have given me so much help and support and they really do help you achieve your true potential.”
Emily said: “I am very pleased with my results and thankful to the teachers, who in this difficult time, were always supportive and available, no matter how far away I was from school.”
John Cooper and Samantha Coviello Blinn were both awarded grades 7 to 9 in all of their subjects.
John was delighted with his results commenting: “I feel very good about my results and hope that they will lead me to get a good set of A Level results so that I can pursue a career in mechanical engineering.”
Samantha added: “The teachers always encourage me to do my best and have pushed me to my fullest potential. I am very happy with my results.”
Myles Davies did superbly well achieving three grade 9s, four grade 8s, one grade 7 and one grade 6.
Myles’ contribution to the performing arts department at Rossall School has been exceptional and he had the following to say about his experience of learning at Rossall through lockdown. He said: “I honestly couldn’t wish for better teachers. They have been so supportive and dedicated to getting us all the results that we deserved. I feel absolutely amazing!”
Georgia Oldham achieved a clean sweep of top grades in both her Rossall Diploma exams and exam board grades. When asked about the Rossall Diploma she said: “I thought that the diploma was very innovative and we can actually say that we really did earn our grades.”