Congratulations to Burscough Priory students who are celebrating record exam results. * 77% of students gained at least 5A*-C grades including English and Maths at GCSE - the best ever in the school’s history across the whole curriculum. An amazing 92% of students achieved a grade C or higher in GCSE English and many subjects, such as Classics, Drama, Geology, PE, Performing Arts and Engineering to name a few, had 100% pass rates at grade C and above. In Performing Arts, nearly 60% of our entries were awarded A* (the highest grade available). Across the board, 30% of all entries were given grade A* or A. All this success was achieved by a year group that achieved its results in the broadest possible curriculum with over 37 different subjects for them to take at GCSE.
Within this talented group, there is a Magnificent Seven who gained only A* and A grades at GCSE. Katherine Dow, George Huyton, Daniel Jones, Emily Moore, Luke Moore, Ethan Turner-Freeman and Kira Williams passed 79 GCSE’s between them with a grand total of 54 A* and 25 A grades between them. Top honours, just, go to Ethan who managed 11 GCSE grades all at A*!
Priory High is committed to raising the aspirations of all students and continues to enter them for GCSE exams early if they are ready. This summer, in addition to Year 11, many year 9 and 10 students have succeeded in GCSE exams in subjects as diverse as French, Drama, Geology, Product Design, Health and Social Care, Statistics and many others. Some have been awarded bronze awards by the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, as we build confidence and thirst for learning in our community. Year 10 student, Leon Ravenchandran, has been awarded an A grade at A level in Japanese this summer, three years ahead of schedule.
Message from Jez Hall, Chair of Governors
As Chair of Governors, I could not be more delighted or proud of our outstanding performance in this years GCSE examinations. Our students, supported by their parents and carers, having again out performed expectation against an increasingly tough national background. Our staff team are brilliant; they are focused, professional and committed. Once again, excellent results! We are grateful to each and every one of them and to our departing Headteacher Catherine Davies who has been an exceptional leader. We are confident and are well prepared for the future for a seamless transition under our new leader Dr Clarke who has exactly the same ethos and continued aspirations for our community school
Message from Dr G Clarke, Headteacher Designate
I am delighted that the hard work of our young people together with the support and guidance from staff and home, has resulted in such an excellent set of GCSE results. Students of all talents and abilities have done extremely well.