Lancashire GCSE results 2021 LIVE: Students receive their results after exams cancelled for second year in row

Students in Lancashire are receiving their GCSE results today after exams were cancelled for second year in row.

By Colin Ainscough
Thursday, 12th August 2021, 7:33 am
Updated Thursday, 12th August 2021, 8:00 am

Earlier this week students across the region received their A-level results - here are just some of the success stories and results.

Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving grades to help them progress to sixth form, college or training.

But a possible surge in top grades – which were submitted by teachers after exams were cancelled for a second year – could make the job of admissions teams at colleges and sixth forms more difficult, it has been suggested.

Students across the country are receiving their GCSE results which have been determined by teachers after this year's exams were cancelled.

Last year, more than one in four (26.2%) of UK GCSE entries were awarded one of the three top grades, compared to a fifth (20.8%) in 2019 – the last year that exams were sat before the pandemic.

More than three in four (76.3%) entries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were awarded at least a 4 – which is broadly the equivalent of a C – last year, compared to 67.3% in 2019.

Here we will be bringing you all the latest, from results to success stories, and what to do next.

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A morning of smiles and success – students from Fleetwood High School receive their GCSE results

The air was full of the sound of cheers as students from Fleetwood High School opened their GCSE results this morning.

Richard Barnes, Headteacher, said: “While we are celebrating so many students securing so many impressive sets of results, I think it is important that we look past the outcomes. These students have had to show tremendous resilience and determination. A lot has been asked of them, and we are delighted that so many of them are celebrating today.

Among the smiling faces were Tegan Hood, Aleks Bogdeva, Ben Darwin and Viktoria Byutulyuneva All the students performed exceptionally well and have secured the grades that they need to follow their chosen destinations at college. Tegan taking Psychology and Law, Aleks taking Maths, Psychology and Law and Ben taking Engineering.

Viktoria was delighted to get both her English and her Maths, allowing her to move towards a career in teaching.

Mr Barnes added: “All our students have been so impressive. They have achieved as individuals, but what I take the most pride in is that they have worked together as a group to support one another. They have shown real kindness and compassion - and for that alone they deserve every accolade that we can bestow upon them.

“They are an extraordinary group of young people, who have been through an extraordinary experience.

“I would also like to thank and acknowledge my colleagues. All of the staff, from the teachers through to our brilliant cleaners, have played a role in helping today be one that will live in the memory. It has been a collective effort where everyone has done more than has been asked of them. While today is rightly about our students, every member of community should look at the smiles we are seeing and take a huge amount of satisfaction from that.”

Results and statement from Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst is delighted to release its GCSE results for 2021.

The Stonyhurst College standard is again flying high today to celebrate the achievements of the Syntax class of 2021.

Stonyhurst GCSE 2021 highlights:

· 28% of pupils achieved a grade 9

· 46% achieved 9-8

· 65% achieved 9-7

· 98% achieved 9-4

John Browne, Headmaster of Stonyhurst, said: ’Many congratulations to our Syntax pupils on their outstanding achievements. They have done everything which has been asked of them in the most challenging of circumstances. The support from staff and families has been extraordinary. Syntax pupils have shown amazing mutual support and optimism and like so many pupils in the UK deserve every success with their GCSEs today.’

GCSE results “testament to the true Westholme spirit”

Lucy Robinson has set her sights on Oxford after achieving ten 9s and a 8 in her GCSEs.

Lucy, from Ribchester, is in the top handful of students in her year and praises the support provided by Westholme’s teachers – and a great deal of hard work and determination.

In the future, Lucy said she “wants to be able to make a difference” and is considering careers in climatology or astronomy.

The 16-year-old has attended Westholme School since the age of four – and is looking forward to studying biology, math, geography and physics.

She said: “I’m really happy with my results because it has been quite difficult and relentless. The teachers have supported us and have checked in with us a lot during the lockdowns.”

During her time at Westholme, Lucy has also played for her school hockey and netball teams, achieved a grade 6 at clarinet and achieved a certificate in public speaking to help develop skills for life.

Statement from Morecambe Bay Academy Principal Mrs Heather McClurg

Today has been another day of celebration at the academy marking the fantastic achievement of our Year 11 students. As with A level results the results today demonstrate the hard work and determination of our students in the face of considerable adversity. They also reflect the hard work and dedication of their teachers in supporting students to achieve their very best.

GCSE study has seen these students work through two full lockdowns with further disruption to learning due to periods of self-isolation. Again, as we did with our Year Thirteens we would like to thank our families for being so supportive, particularly during the extended lockdowns when this was so important

It has been a challenging time, but our Year Elevens have shown remarkable resilience and dedication: engaging with online learning and spending large periods of time studying independently. We are immensely proud of all of them and today has been another extremely happy occasion with many students gaining the highest grades possible.

Many of our students are now looking forward to returning in September to join our Sixth Form, whilst others are going into apprenticeships or pursuing other career options. Whichever path our Year Elevens have chosen, we wish them well on their next stage and look forward to hearing of their future successes.

Holy Cross School in Chorley GCSE results

Subjects 100% pass

Biology, Chemistry, Physics and PE.

90%+ pass

Computer Science, English Lang & Lit, French, German and History.

Grade 9s

95 in total, History - 24, RE – 21

Statement from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Clitheroe Royal grammar school is pleased to report outstanding achievement by this year’s GCSE cohort, their attitude has been excellent and the awarded grades are very well deserved.

Mr Keulemans, Headteacher said: I am very proud of students and the teachers for the hard work and commitment – and to parents for their support. Well done to all our students for maintaining their focus throughout the course of study, we look forward to following your continued progress over the coming years.

Statement from Saint Aidan’s Church of England High School

We were delighted to be able to share our Year 11 students’ GCSE results with them this morning.

This year grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards so students can be confident in the grades they have been awarded. Our students worked really hard in difficult circumstances, and have achieved excellent grades despite all the disruption and difficulty of the last two years.

Our highest achievers are Adam Catley, Tom Fairhurst and Emily Pickworth, all of whom got straight Grade 9s in all the 10 or 11 subjects they were entered for.

Mr Smith, Headteacher, said, “I am really proud of all of our students this morning. The COVID pandemic means that they have faced challenges that I never had when I was at school, but they have coped magnificently, and can be proud of what they have achieved at Saint Aidan’s. I wish them all the very bast for the next stage of their education – and hope that COVID plays a much smaller part in it!”

Statement Saint Bede’s Catholic High School, Lytham

Headteacher, Phil Grice, said: "We want to congratulate our pupils on an impressive set of results achieved under challenging conditions. They have shown great resilience, determination and a very positive approach to have achieved as highly as they have done. We are immensely proud of all of them. We are also grateful to our staff who have worked tirelessly to guide and prepare our pupils and to our parents for their invaluable support."

Statement Montgomery Academy from Mr. Careless

In the most challenging year for both the students and staff at Montgomery, it is with great pride that we celebrate the excellent achievements of our Year 11 students this week. The attitude and maturity of the year group as a whole, from the moment they returned last September, was truly humbling. There are many success stories spread across all ability levels.

Cancelled summer exams, further lockdowns and a 6-week assessment window were all completely unforeseen situations that students, their parents and our staff had to react to both quickly and positively. These grades are well-earned through hard work and they should feel very proud of their achievements and resilience in a year that thankfully no other Year 11 have had to face. I would like to thank all our staff for supporting our students through disrupted learning and changing exam guidance.

The most important outcome of these results is that students have achieved and learnt what they need, to continue to be successful in their next steps of education, employment or training.

Congratulations to our students and good luck in the future!

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