Urmston Grammar students celebrating GCSE success
The approach of GCSE results day is a stressful time for students, staff and parents every year, but this year there has been the added pressure of new GCSEs in English and Mathematics and a whole new grading system to get used to.
So when the day finally arrived, there was an air of anticipation at Urmston Grammar as former Year 11 students filled the corridors. The anticipation soon turned to celebration, including some tears of joy, as students celebrated another successful year of outstanding results.
The school were delighted that despite the level of difficulty increasing in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics, students were able to achieve a record number of A* (9 & 8) grades and a remarkable 15 students achieved A*- A and 9-7 in all their subjects: Matthew Audcent, Ben Gibson, Lucas Guilbert, Kate Hammond, Natasha Hansford, Cara Hilton, Eimear Larkin, Isabel Longden, Megan McGrory, Bethan Morgan, Jasmine Shaw, Ansh Soni, Oliver Sowden, Sunarays Sunarays and Matthew Unwin
Students shared their success with friends, teachers and family and as Kate Hammond enrolled for Urmston Grammar’s Sixth Form she said: “I am really happy. I am delighted with my results. I worked really hard and it has paid off.”
Mrs Riffat Wall, Principal, said, “It’s always wonderful to see so many happy faces. It is rewarding to see students reaping the rewards of their hard work and determination; this is a testimony to the students’ resilience and their academic and intellectual abilities, but it is also a recognition of the hard work of teaching staff, support staff and parents, who create the opportunities that allow students to achieve their very best. I am so proud of all of them.”
Students and staff at Urmston Grammar are celebrating as the school achieved its best ever A Level results.
The Year 13 students arrived bright and early and flocked into the Main Hall to open their results on Thursday, August 17. There was a record number of A* and A grades and a remarkable 21 students achieved A*/A in three or more of their subjects: Anudeep Ayinaparthi, Lauren Bellis, Nicola Bennett, Peter Brierley, Rebecca De La Hoyde, Anna Estkowski, Sam Grimshaw, Areeb Rauf Iqbal, Nabila Juhi, Joanne Mcnulty, Josh Nelson, Patrick O’Callaghan, Rumaanah Patel, Heather Rydings, Beth Sedley, Katie Vincent, Alistair Ward, James Wilkinson, Thomas Wilkinson, Cameron Young and Angela Zhang.
Katie Vincent also achieved distinction in her Advanced Extension Award Maths.
Beth Sedley, who achieved A*A*A B said, “I have no words to explain how happy I am,” which could be considered ironic as she is going on to study English and Linguistics at Lancaster University! Areeb Rauf Iqbal achieved A A A B and said, “I am delighted and cannot thank the staff enough for all the support they have provided over the last two years; I can’t wait to get started on my course.” She now has a place to study medicine at the University of Manchester.
Joanne McNulty, who achieved A*A*A*A A, is off to Wadham College, Oxford to study History and Italian; as she celebrated with friends this morning, she simply said, “I am surprised and relieved, but very, very happy”
Mrs Riffat Wall, who has been Principal at the school since 2010, is delighted with the outstanding results. She added: “The hard work, time and effort invested by so many students, and the staff, has paid dividends; our students demonstrated a conscientious and determined approach to their studies and we are proud of their academic achievements. We must not forget how much support students receive from their parents and extended families; I know how much this is appreciated. It was so wonderful to see our young people celebrating this morning and we wish them all well in the next stage of their education and careers. I am so proud of all of them.”
Summary of Examination Results 2017
GCSE Exam Results
Subject entries at Grade 9/A* to 7/A – 61%
Progress 8 score: +0.20
Entered for the EBacc subjects: 77%
Achieving EBacc at grade 5 or above: 86%
Staying in education or entering employment: 100%
For additional information about the school’s performance please use the following link to the DfE School Performance Tables:
A Level Exam Results
Subject entries at Grade A* to A –33.3 %
Subject entries at Grade A* to B – 67.0%
Subject entries at Grade A* to E – 98.3%