School proud at ‘fantastic’ day
THE headteacher of Poynton High School has praised students for their ‘truly fantastic’ GCSE results.
The school celebrated 71 per cent of students gaining the national benchmark of five A*-C grades including mathematics and English.
Almost 10pc of grades were A*.
In nine subjects at least 90pc of students got A*-C grades.
Ninety five per cent got A*-C in biology and chemistry, 85pc A*-C in English literature, 85pc A*-C in history, 82pc A*-C in geography, 9pc A*-C in
all physics, and 80pc A*-C in French, German and Spanish.
Headteacher David Waugh, said: “It is wonderful to see such amazing results and individual success stories.
“With approaching 10pc of all our GCSE examinations being graded at the very prestigious A* grade and approximately 40pc of students achieving the gold standard English Baccalaureate, we are once again celebrating the outstanding achievement by our students.
“All of our staff and governors are so very proud of each and every student – they have done themselves, and their families, proud.”
There were 33 students who gained at least eight As and A*s.
Top of the class was Joseph Parker who gained an A* in all 11 of his GCSEs, closely followed by Isabel Mawhood who gained 10 A*s, a grade A and a double starred distinction for computing/ ICT.
Other notable achievers were Gloria Chan, who gained 8A*, 2A and Thomas Holmes went one better with 8A*, 3A grades.
Sarah Brighton, Thomas Holmes, Alex Kirkham, Jayme Leigh, Isabel Mawhood and Joseph Parker all gained at least 11 GCSEs graded at A or A*, with Lydia Atha, Gloria Chan, Alistair Greenwood, Katie Grimsditch, Calum Kendal-Sadiq, Olivia Turner, Phillip Wadley and Antonia White gaining at least 10 GCSEs graded A or A*.
A special mention goes to Ben Johns who achieved 4A* and 3As despite his health battle with Crohns Disease, a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.