Another all time high for GCSE results

Flying high: Fulwood Academy pupils Whitney Muraldo and Assad Amin celebrate
Flying high: Fulwood Academy pupils Whitney Muraldo and Assad Amin celebrate
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Lancashire’s first class youngsters are celebrating another year of GCSE success.

The county’s teenagers put in a star performance as today’s results show.

In Preston principal Stephen Henry is elated at the”significant progress achieved by staff and students across Fulwood Academy in the 13 weeks since his arrival.

The Black Bull Lane school saw a string of pupils getting a clutch of top grades including Ceri Fisher who’s eight A*/A grades wins £1,000 from the Sir Charles Dunstone Scholarship Fund to move into the sixth form.

At Archbishop Temple CE High in Fulwood headteacher Gill Jackson toasted the “absolutely fantastic” results by her pupils, who exceeded expectations and produced results “well above their target grades.”

At Moor Park High and 77 per cent got A*-C grade; a new record. Nearly half of the year group achieved eight A*- C s

Pupils at Priory Academy in Penwortham beat previous targets in core subjects with the percentage of pupils getting A*_C in some subjects shooting up dramatically.

Hutton Grammar School saw 74 per cent of the year group achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and maths.

Damien Callagher, headteacher at Christ The King Catholic High in Frenchwood said: “I am privileged to lead such a vibrant and enthusiastic school community. Staff are dedicated to providing students with the best possible education and this is reflected in the results .”

Garstang Academy pupils set a new record for the ninth year in a row.

Overall, 64 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C including English and maths

Headteacher Phil Birch said: “These are simply the best GCSE results we’ve had in my time at Garstang.

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