Record results for Rossall

Pupils celebrate their GCSE Resuls at Rossall School
Pupils celebrate their GCSE Resuls at Rossall School
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A record number of students at Rossall School in Fleetwood achieved A* and A grades in their results for GCSE maths and English.

In an outstanding performance for the independent school, close to 60 per cent of students achieved the top grades in maths, with nearly all gaining A* to C grades in the subject. Five students also gained an A in additional maths, the highest grade which can be awarded for the paper.

Several students achieved five or more A* or A grades in their results, including 16-year-old Ailsa Davidson from Blackpool, who plans to stay on at Rossall to study for the international baccalaureate.

Ailsa said: “I’m really happy with my results. The staff at Rossall have been a huge help over the last two years.

“I had been on course to get a C in physics, but thanks to the support I received from my teacher I’ve got an A, which is fantastic.”

Rachel Hoggarth, 16, from Thornton, who gained two A* grades, three A grades and five Bs said getting her results was a huge relief.

Rachel, who will study for A-Levels in maths, chemistry, physics and IT said: “I’m really pleased with what I’ve achieved – I can relax a bit now!”

Rossall performed strongly in english too, with 100 per cent of students gaining A* to C grades in english literature.

In science the school continued its success with 100 per cent of students gaining passes between A* and C.

Headteacher Elaine Purves said: “We are all thrilled with the results. Our staff and students have worked exceptionally hard over the last two years and their efforts have been rewarded. They have a great deal to be proud of.

“The consistency of GCSE results at Rossall is tribute to the high quality of the teaching our staff provide and to the dedication and determination of our pupils. We applaud all our Year 11 students on their achievements”.