Outstanding exam success!

Chorlton High School wishes to congratulate all of the students who have contributed to the school’s excellent GCSE results on the back of a phenomenal set of A Level results last week. At a time when examinations are becoming more challenging it is with great satisfaction that we see the hard work of our young people being rewarded.

This year the new GCSEs in English language, English literature and mathematics have been examined for the first time. The A*-G GCSE grades in these subjects are now replaced with a GCSE grade scale of 9 (high attainment) to 1 which distinguishes the new GCSEs from the predecessor qualifications. The examinations are designed to assess a more demanding curriculum. Other new GCSEs will be examined in subsequent years but until then will continue to be assessed on the A*-G scale.

Under this new system students with a grade 4 will achieve a ‘standard pass’ whilst those with a grade 5 will achieve a ‘strong pass’. A grade 4 or above is equivalent to a grade C and above and will have currency for individual pupils as they progress to further study and employment.

We are delighted to report that 63% of our students achieved the new Basics measure in GCSEs for Maths and English GCSEs, securing for themselves brilliant springboards into further education. (82% in English and 65% in Maths).

In addition to this the school has seen outstanding success rates for the highest grades. A grade 7 is equivalent to a grade A. We were extremely pleased at Chorlton this year that over a third of our students achieved at least one grade at this high level in these new exams. The new Grade 9, which is thought to be awarded to only a small amount of students nationally, was awarded to 33 students at Chorlton.

The school is really happy to announce results that continue to improve across all subjects. There were exceptional results again in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and French with over 90% of students gaining excellent results in these subjects. However the school is also proud to say that it continues its strong Arts reputation with outstanding results in Art, Drama and Music.

In an impressive year for the school and its students; 45 Year 11’s achieved strings of 8 or more grade 7/8/9 or As/A*s and 201 students achieved at least 1 A/A* equivalent.

There are some extraordinary examples of students whose hard work and effort has manifested amazing results:

  • Rosa McNally - 3 grade 9s, 9A*s, 1A and an A’Level
  • Daisy Redman - 3 grade 9s, 7A*s, 3As and an A’Level
  • Matthew Bridgen -2 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 5A*s, 2As, 2 Bs  and an A’Level
  • Atalanta Harkavy- 2 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 7A*s, 2As, 1 Bs  and an A’Level
  • James Muir - 2 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 5A*s, 2As, 1 C  and an A’Level

Headteacher Zoe Morris paid tribute to the great dedication and commitment of students, staff and parents, “This year’s wonderful examination results are a testimony to the hard work across the school community. The determination of the students to achieve well in a set of examination that they knew would be tougher and more challenging in content was evident in the dedication they showed to their studies and to the qualities of success that Chorlton High School strives to develop in all students. We endeavour to ensure that all students, at every level, have an excellent foundation for future success. Our school is committed to and, as these results prove, succeeds in delivering, uncompromising academic excellence while enabling students to learn from the rich cultural experience of being embedded in the Chorlton community. These results will allow more of our students to access not just the best college places in Manchester, but the best Universities in the country. Congratulations to all.