Penwortham Girls’ High School buck national GCSE trend with record results

Posted on - 24th August, 2023 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Penwortham, Preston News, Schools, South Ribble News
Two students receiving their GCSE grades Pic: Penwortham Girls’ High School

A high school in Penwortham has bucked the national trend for GCSE results.

Penwortham Girls’ High School set a new school record for the number of grades achieved at 7-9 as national pass rates for the top grades fell.

Grades 7 or above were 40.8 per cent of all grades and there were 132 grade 9s.

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Headteacher Karen Pomeroy was delighted given the turbulence experienced by the students during the pandemic.

She said: “Their resilience, work ethic and commitment to their studies has really paid off and I’m immensely proud of them.

“I am also incredibly grateful to our exceptional teachers and support staff who went way above and beyond to ensure our students received the additional help, support and guidance they needed to fulfil their potential. Of course, we also rely on the unstinting support of parents and they deserve special credit.”

One student was impressed by what she’d scooped in her GCSEs Pic: Penwortham Girls’ High School
Another proud group of GCSE students Pic: Penwortham Girls’ High School

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The school record was set as 92.9 per cent of all students achieved grade four or above in both English and maths.

Individual achievements include Charlotte B achieving a Grade 9 in every subject. Alongside her were another 13 students who achieved 8 or more Grades 7 and above. Equally impressive are the number of students who surpassed all their target grades in every subject: Joudy A; Isabel C; Alexa L; Ruby S.

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