Students have had an incredible GCSEs results day, with many results exceeding all expectations.
Overall, the number of students achieving a strong pass (Grade 5 or above) in English and maths has risen by over 50% compared to 2019 figures – the last set of formal examination results before the pandemic.
Bernadette Pettman, Headteacher, said: “After the difficulties that students have faced over the last few years, the results today are amazing. They are a credit to our brilliant students and our caring staff.”
“While our school works to equip young people with exceptional results, it also gives them the chance to be imaginative, creative, and enthusiastic learners. I would like to say a huge congratulations to the Class of 2022 – you did yourselves, each other and our community proud.”
Among the smiling faces were:
Mrs Pettman added: “While today is about celebrating the results our students are seeing in the envelopes they are opening, the figure that I am most proud of is much less glamorous. Initial data suggests that across every exam sat, our students did over half a grade better than they would have done in 2019.
“This shows that our community is on a very positive and upward trajectory, which we believe will only accelerate with all the changes that we are planning for the new academic year.
“Our new name, Meadow Park School, is just part of the exciting steps we are taking to ensure our community can build on the successes that we are seeing today. The future is very bright indeed.”