Lostock Hall pupils pull out the stops to scoop top marks
It was a case of job well done for youngsters at Lostock Hall Academy.
Teachers at the Todd Lane North school near Preston were full of admiration for the year 11 pupils who managed to produce a string of top class GCSE grades despite the constraints of home schooling.
Principal Gaynor Gorman said pupils have "consistently achieved well over the years and this year is no exception", with more than 93 per cent achieving a Level 4 or above in English, over 86 per cent in maths and over a third of the students receiving the top grades in English.
She also proudly reported outstanding performances across all subjects and consistencies compared to previous years.
Subjects such as triple science saw 100 per cent of students with grades 9-5, art and design 95 pe rcent grades 9-4, 100 per cent in French, to name but a few.
The principal said that overall two thirds of all Lostock Hall students’ grades were at 9-5, and a quarter of those were top grades of 9-7.
She added: " It is important that students and parents recognise that the grades have come from rigorously following the national guidance and that the Centre Assessed Grades were thorough and not a matter of estimating or even predicting, but based on a range of evidence, professional challenge and good knowledge of the students.
"Even under the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves in, the professionalism of staff has helped to ensure that students have continued to achieve and are now in a strong position to progress onto the next stage of their career."
The principal said: "Knowing this, students can be very proud of what they have achieved, not just of the results themselves, but also having demonstrated their commitment to hard work and resilience.
"They have truly earned their grades and can move onto their chosen pathway with enthusiasm and confidence.
"But just as important is the fact that key employability skills can be seen to have been strengthened as a result of adversity. I applaud them and thank them for their ongoing commitment to the future."