Students are on top form as they set new exam records

GCSE pupils jump fopr joy at Holy Cross Catholic High School
GCSE pupils jump fopr joy at Holy Cross Catholic High School
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Lancashire’s top class youngsters are jumping for joy.

Schools across the area are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results, despite the turmoil of change.

After a summer which saw Fulwood Academy rise from special measures to be judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in crucial areas, the academy has recorded the biggest improvement in GCSE results in its history.

Proud principal at the Black Bull Lane school, Stephen Henry said: “ We are very proud of all our students who have worked extremely hard over the last five years and today we’ve seen some amazing outcomes.

We have students who have straight A*/A across all subjects and subjects whose performance is significantly above the national average.”

At Hutton Grammar School almost 85 per cent of students achieved five or more A*- C grades including English and mathematics – one the school’s best ever headline figures.

Both maths and English had over 90 per cent of boys achieving top grades and 87 per cent of students achieved at least two science grades at the benchmark A*-C.

In total, 24 of boys came away with 12 passes and headteacher David Pearson said: “I am delighted that the hard work of our Year 11 pupils, their teachers and families has been rewarded with one of our best ever sets of GCSE results.”

Carr Hill High School in Kirkham is still on Cloud Nine after the successes of it’s sixth form students last week and is now celebrating GCSE results which have seen more than one in 10 students gain A*-A grades in maths and English.

More than 15 of the school’s top performing students achieved A* and A grades across all of their exams.

Pupils at Holy Cross Catholic High in Chorley also notched up another set of outstanding results while Wellfield High in Leyland recorded it’s best ever results.

Hedtecher Piers Tolson said: “I am thrilled for our pupils they have even better qualifications to take them on to the next steps in their lives.”

The school has increased upon last year’s results with over 50 per cent of pupils achieving the five or more GCSE’s with A*-C including English and mathematics.

Wellfield again had a vast array of high performing subjects including English Literature, Spanish, geography, history, R.E., ICT, business studies, catering and PE.