GCSE results at schools throughout the city have seen a significant improvement this year from last year, in the number of pupils achieving the all-important A*-C grades in the key subjects. Nearly 56 per cent of pupils achieved this benchmark.
Staff and pupils are also celebrating after several years of hard work and dedication have led to some outstanding results for individual pupils at schools across the city.
At Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury the school was celebrating its best ever results, and has over the last few years seen its results consistently improve.
Top performing pupils at the school were Sam Devine and Emily Hoyle who both achieved an astounding twelve GCSEs – all of them at A* grade. 31 students in total achieved at least ten or more GCSEs all at grades A* or A, at the school.
Andy Shakos, Headteacher at Parrs Wood High School, said: “It’s been a record-breaking year for GCSE results at the school and follows consistently good outcomes in previous years.
“Our results are all the more exceptional considering the ongoing changes to syllabuses, assessments and grade thresholds.
“The fact we’ve got the best results in the school’s history this year is a fantastic achievement for students and staff, and is testament to their hard work and commitment over the last few years”.
Results were also up this year at Abraham Moss High School with particular successes including student Aarij Elahi who achieved 9 A* and 1A, and Mohamed Ben Al Fakih who got 7 A* and 3A grades.
Headteacher at Abraham Moss High School, Gillian Houghton, said: “Consistently good quality teaching is the core business of our school. […]I am hugely proud of them [pupils], our staff and our community – this success is very well deserved.”
At Our Lady’s RC High School, Blackley, the school was also celebrating some great results with their students including Olivia Owen who achieved 6A* 4A, Imogen Hill 4A* 3A 3B, and Nikol Nechaick who passed 9 GCSEs in total including 3A* 5A 1B.
Also in north Manchester at the Creative and Media Academy the school’s Headgirl Jasmine Caine had plenty of reason to celebrate after learning that she had achieved 5A* 3A and 1B. Other successful pupils at the school included Quefa Carter with 3A* 5A 1B, Nomtli Mujinga 1A* 4A 4B, Chloe Heslop 1A* 3A 4B, and Bradley Grayson with 1A* 4A 4B.
Over at St Peter’s RC High School, Gorton, retiring Headteacher John McNerney said: “I’ve been coming into school every summer for the last 17 years to pick up GCSE results and it’s really nice to be able to come in for the last time and do this on a high and be able to celebrate a really good set of results with my students for one last time”.
Successful students at the school included Zain Waheed who achieved 7A*, 2A,1B, and Fasika Gebru who achieved 7A*, 2A, 2B.
At Whalley Range High School for Girls in south Manchester, one student, Amina Hameed was celebrating a clutch of A* and A grades, including a much coveted top grade A^ (A ‘hat’) in Further Maths. Overall she achieved 10 A* grades and 1 A in addition to her outstanding result in Further Maths.
Also in south Manchester at Levenshulme High School for Girls, Alina Imran achieved 7A* 1A, and Sidra Hussain got 5A* and 3A, whilst classmate Nahrin Raza achieved 5A* and 4A grades.