4 September 2019
Students and staff at Chorlton High School have been celebrating after receiving a fantastic set of GCSE results. We wish to congratulate all of the students who have contributed to the school’s excellent 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 is the second year where students have sat the newly reformed GCSEs in all subject areas; these examinations have been designed to ensure that students access a more demanding curriculum, and A*- G GCSE grades have been replaced with a GCSE grade scale of 9 (high attainment) to 1 which distinguishes the new GCSEs from the predecessor qualifications.
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 will have currency for individual students as they progress to further study and employment.
We are delighted to report that 70% of our students achieved the new Basics measure in GCSEs for Maths and English, securing for themselves brilliant springboards into further education.
The school is really happy to announce that, despite the new levels of challenge, the school has achieved its best set of examination results in its history. There were exceptional results, again, in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Languages, English and Maths. The school is also proud to say that it continues its strong Arts reputation with outstanding results in Drama and Music. On top of these results, our PE department also shone with the results for GCSE PE.
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 are extremely pleased that at Chorlton High School this year 154 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 only be achieved by the top 5% nationally, and we are delighted to see 57 of our students achieve this grade! A phenomenal achievement.
There are some extraordinary examples of students whose hard work and effort has manifested amazing results including Emily Kennedy who achieved 7 grade 9s and three 3 grade 8s; and Lily Howard who achieved 7 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7.
Headteacher Zoe Morris paid tribute to the great dedication and commitment of students, staff and parents.
“I wish to congratulate all students on achieving this year’s excellent examination results, which are a testimony to the hard work and commitment across the school community. The determination of the students and staff to achieve well 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 many students achieving at the very highest level, however what gives me the greatest pleasure is the consistent progress that our students make irrespective of their ability or starting points. We do not underestimate the pressure of these new GCSE courses. Many subjects have more exams than in previous years, and in all subjects, what is expected of students has risen. I am really proud of all of our students’ achievements, and grateful for the unwavering belief from staff and such positive support from parents.
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!”