It’s a record breaker as 83pc achieve pass mark
TYTHERINGTON School is celebrating record GCSE results.
A first look at results reveals that 83 percent of Year 11 students achieved a standard pass - grade four and above - in English and maths.
The school also saw 79pc of students achieved five GCSEs including English and maths at the standard level (C+/4+).
Almost 90pc of students achieved 4+ in English and 86pc in Maths.
A third of all grades were either A/A* or 7-9 in English. The progress and attainment of students at GCSE is yet again very strong.
Manny Botwe, headteacher said: “These results are unprecedented and our attainment is amongst the very best in the North West. The progress of students remains very strong and we expect even better results next year. We believe that these results vindicate our policy of not forcing students to take the Ebacc pathway at GCSE. We believe that students should pursue an appropriate pathway of study at GCSE which they are passionate about and enables them to fulfil their potential.
“I am so proud of the achievements of all our students. These results are down to the hard work of students and staff as well as fantastic support from parents. We continued our policy of no study leave which ensured that students were given greater support than ever before. There are no secrets to our success and we don’t believe in gimmicks. It is down to hard work, first class pastoral care and sheer enthusiasm for learning. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our youngsters across Macclesfield on their successes and thank them for making this the best job in the world.”
There were also some individual success stories.
Iqra Bisiketi joined the school from Malawi only able to speak the Chichewan dialect.
Through hard work he achieved 8 GCSEs, performing well above expectations.
Iqra is also a keen Vlogger whose videos have been viewed more than 30,000 times.
As well as her standard set of GCSEs Susan Laffan achieved an A in AS-Level Dutch.
Caitlyn Lloyd balanced GCSE study with her role in the Police Cadets.
Within school she is a school Transition Ambassador and a Sports Leader.
She also recently completed her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and has spent four weeks of her summer holidays completing the National Citizens Service (NCS) Course.
Alongside a fantastic set of results, Xabier Wilson successfully completed Grade 7 in the Saxophone, as well as a grade 5 in piano.
As well as playing in the school orchestra Xabier also performs with The Macclesfield Music Centre.
The following students achieved five or more A/A* or grade 9-7: Elizabeth Ashby, Chloe Barber, Cameron Belfield, Ellie Birchill, Charlie Blood, Elise Bowmaker, Gavin Bunyan, Elizabeth Caunt, Eireann Clapham, Natalya Corn, Jasmine Cross, Maya Dagdelen, Joe Helliwell, Harry James, Emilie Juif, Susan Laffan, Alicia Ledbury, Molly Makepeace, Summer Makepeace, Harry Mattocks, Eleanor Millar, Jasmine Moss, Amy Mullins, Milly-Jay Phillips-Malley, Megan Proffitt, Alexander Reed, George Richardson, Sebastian Roberts, Oliver Sadler, Amber Simpson, Scott Steedman, James Storey, Cameron Tebay, Nicole Vickerstaff, James Walton, Rachel Warrington, Nathaniel Wattis, Adam Worthington and Sam Yardley.
Harvey Allan, Eireann Clapham and Megan Proffitt
. Ellie Birchill and Georgia Leigh
Milly-Jay Phillips-Malley and mum