Superb results for Rossall
Absolutely superb is the way Rossall School described the latest set of GCSE results.
More than half of the entries were awarded a grade 7 or above, with almost 20 per cent of them were at the top grade 9.
A record number of subjects achieved more 80 per cent grade 7-9s , which staff say cements Rossall’s position as the natural school of choice for aspirant young people and their families.
Grades awarded to Year 11 pupils this summer were determined by the Centre Assessment Grades submitted to exam boards by schools. These results were predicated upon a rigorous cycle of assessments and examinations.
They were further validated by the excellent results achieved in the Rossall Diploma that were virtually identical to the results submitted to the examination boards
.As such, Rossall pupils are among the only pupils in the UK today who will be receiving their GCSE results, as well as the results of examinations that they did sit this summer.
Headmaster Jeremy Quartermain said: "These results are outstanding and confirm Rossall’s position as a top-performing school academically; both regionally and nationally.
“Our Year 11 students and their families have coped incredibly well during recent months and I am humbled by their courage, resilience and endless good humour.
“We thank our brilliant teachers and look forward to welcoming those celebrating today into the Sixth Form in just two weeks time."
He added: "It is an honour to lead a school which is riding so high and we have the joyful privilege of being able to share in the delight of our students.
The school toasted a number of individual performances including 11 pupils achieving nothing lower than a grade 7.
Emily Yang and Samuel Ayoma boasted a clean sweep of 10 grade 9s each.
Both students plan to stay on at Rossall Sixth Form with Emily planning to study A-levels while Samuel has elected to take the International Baccalaureate at higher level
With an average of 34 points, Rossall School is now one of the top-performing IB schools in the UK.
Samuel said: "I feel very pleased and very relieved because obviously this year, there was a lot of confusion and we were not really sure whether we were going to get the grades that we deserved."
Emily said: “I am very pleased with my results and thankful to the teachers, who in this difficult time, were always supportive and available, no matter how far away I was from school.”
John Cooper and Samantha Coviello Blinn were both awarded grades 7 to 9 in all of their subjects. Myles Davies achieved three grade 9s, four grade 8s, one grade 7 and one grade 6.
Georgia Oldham achieved a clean sweep of top grades in both her Rossall Diploma exams and exam board grades. When asked about the Rossall Diploma she said: “I thought that the diploma was very innovative and we can actually say that we really did earn our grades."