HELSBY High School students produced another bumper croft of outstanding A Level results – and also rose to the challenge of the new, more demanding English and Maths GCSE examinations.
Head teacher John Dowler congratulated all students and also praised the commitment of staff.
Speaking after the A Level results were revealed, he said: ”We wish all our students, who have worked so hard to achieve such an excellent set of results, every success with their future endeavours.
“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the young people from Helsby High School for, yet another, admirable set of A-Level exam results. “Students of all abilities have made excellent progress during their time in the Sixth Form.
“We are very pleased with the successes of all students, which are a reflection of their hard work and commitment, as well as the dedication of our staff and the support of their families. Some students have achieved an exceptional set of grades and we are thrilled that so many “Helsby students realise their full potential in our sixth form.
Our young people have contributed so much to the school during their time with us and I am sure that they will use their wide range of skills and qualifications to achieve further success in the future.”
A total of 28 students achieved at least one A* grade or the equivalent, with an overall A-Level pass rate of 99 per cent. Deserving of particular mention are the 15 BTEC Engineering and IT students who achieved 30 Distinction* grades between them.
There were many outstanding individual results to celebrate, including Jack Handley, who achieved 3A* grades and will now study International Business at Leeds University and Jodie Read with 2A* and an A who now looks forward to studying Psychology in Education at York. Ben Cartwright, Thomas Coupe, Luke Frewin, Isaac Howarth, Adam Johnson and Oli Legg each achieved 3 Distinction * grades and will be moving onto university courses and modern apprenticeships.
Dealing with the GCSE results, Mr Dowler said students had risen to the challenge of the more demanding English and Maths exams and achieved exceptional results.
Provisional analysis indicated that 78 per cent of students had achieved the equivalent of A* – C in English and Maths and 85 per cent had achieved at least five A* – C grades.
He went on: “This year’s results include many outstanding performances where students have made excellent progress since joining Helsby High School.
“An impressive number of students have secured the top grades and achieved beyond expectation. But the students’ hard work is only part of the picture and these excellent results would be difficult to achieve without the dedication of staff and support of the parents.”
“We would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students and highlight the 61 students who achieved at least five A*/A or 9–7 grades and the 26 students who achieved eight or more A*/A or 9-7 grades.