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:

  • Lola Ashley achieved Grade 9s in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and is absolutely elated have received a scholarship to attend Princethorpe College.
  • Eve Bannon who achieved Grade 9s in Art, English Language, History and RE, Grade 8 in English Literature a Grade 8/7 in Science and a Distinction in Performing Arts.
  • Holly-Jo Watts was pleased to have achieved Grade 9s in History and Sociology with Grade 8s in English Language, Triple Science, RE and Catering.
  • Lara Hussein has achieved Grade 9s in English Literature, Biology and Chemistry with Grade 8s in Maths, Physics and RE. Lara also achieved a Distinction* in Health and Social Care.
  • Callum Gilbert was pleased to have achieved a Grade 9 in Geography with Grade 8s in English Language, Maths and Biology.
  • Tyrique Uppal achieved four Grade 9s in Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Statistics and received a Grade 8 in Biology. They also were pleased to have gained a Distinction in ICT.
  • Andreea Craciun was elated to have achieved five Grade 9s in Biology, Physics, English Literature, Russian and Spanish with a further five Grade 8s in English Language, Maths, Chemistry, Geography and RE. 

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.”