Delight as students make the grade
TYTHERINGTON School’s Year 11 students are following in the footsteps of their older schoolmates and celebrating excellent results in this year’s GCSEs.
Several students achieved the very highest grades, with more than one in four achieving at least one A* grade at GCSE.
Emmanuel Botwe, who recently took over from Steve Jowett as headteacher, said: “It gives me huge pleasure to congratulate all of our students on their fantastic achievements.
“The success of our students is down to their hard work, resilience and exceptional effort – we are extremely proud of them all.
“These results are also a tribute to the superb teachers at Tytherington School who, year after year, give huge amounts of additional time, support and guidance whenever it is needed.
“I feel very privileged to be taking on such an inspiring school community.”
Leading the way with the top grades were: Megan Stephens (10A*, A), Serena Lu (10A*), Eleanor Smith (9A*, 2A), James Alexander (9A*, A), Thomas Smith (7A*, 3A), Oliver James (6A*, 4A) and Ella Wood (5A*, 6A).
In total 62pc of Tytherington School’s year 11 students achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and maths.
Despite the reported drop in the top grades in mathematics nationally, 78pc of students in Year 11 at Tytherington achieved an A*-C grade in maths this year, with almost a quarter of students achieving an A or A* in this subject.
Many students receiving their results had combined revising for GCSEs with taking part in the very successful school production of Bugsy Malone.
One of them was Adam Collins (1A*, 1A, 8B, 1C). He said: “Performing in school productions has given me increased confidence and a better idea of what I want to be, which is working either in film or in programming.”
Fellow performer Rachel Helliwell, who achieved 4A*s, 1A, and 5Bs said: “I’m very happy, especially with my maths results and that I will be moving on to the Sixth Form.
“I’m more confident now, especially after having taking on such a big role in the school production.”
Dougie Skelton (2A*, 5A, 3B) was also in the cast of Bugsy Malone and has applied his talents for performance to raising money for charity. He put on his own production and has raised nearly £2,000 for East Cheshire Hospice.
He said: “Leading a team of people through charity work set me up really well for the National Citizenship Service this summer.”
●● Tytherington School students Megan Stephens, Adam Collins, Rachel Helliwell, Jack Staniland and Dougie Skelton
●● Rachel Helliwell, Elizabeth Taylor and Eleanor Harris look up their results at Tytherington