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.”