Congratulations class of 2018!


Chorlton High School wishes to congratulate all of the students who have contributed to the school’s excellent GCSE results. 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 students have sat the new reformed GCSEs, in the vast majority of their subjects, 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.

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 62% of our students achieved the new Basics measure in GCSEs for Maths and English GCSEs, securing for themselves brilliant springboards into further education.

The school is really happy to announce, once again, results across all subject areas have remained high. There were exceptional results, again, in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English. However, the school is also proud to say that it continues its strong Arts reputation with outstanding results in Drama and Music.

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 that this year that over a third of our students have received results at this level and higher. There has been a lot of news in the media about the new Grade 9, which will be achieved by the top 5% nationally.  We have been delighted to see 38 of our students achieve this grade!

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

Burton Nicholls - 7 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s
Cynog Williams - 5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 4 grade 7s
Lily Norreys - 5 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 4 grade 7s
Taha Majid 4 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 2 grade 7s, a grade A, B and a Distinction
Lina El-Hassan - 3 grade 9s, 8 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s
Sam Edwards - 3 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s


Headteacher Zoe Morris paid tribute to the great dedication and commitment of students, staff and parents,

“This year’s excellent 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 examinations 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.

There have been phenomenal achievements with some students achieving at the very highest level, however what gives me the greatest pleasure is the consistent progress that many of our students make irrespective of their ability or starting point.  We have fantastic dedication from the students, unwavering belief from staff and such positive support from parents which is the perfect recipe for success. 

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 embedded in the Chorlton community. Congratulations to all!”

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