Exceptional GCSE Success for Standish Community High School

Exceptional GCSE Success for Standish Community High School

Class of 2019 Students

We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2019 for their outstanding performance in this year’s GCSE examinations, resulting in phenomenal GCSE results for students of the Class of 2019 and the school.

The results announced today are testament to the individual dedication, resilience and continuous hard work of our Year 11 students. Likewise, the unwavering professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated by our teaching and support staff have ensured that all our students have achieved and, in many cases, exceeded the targets they have been set.

The outstanding performance of Year 11 students in their examinations has resulted in an incredible number of students achieving exceptionally well on the reformed GCSEs which award Grades 9-1 instead of A*-G, with 9 the highest GCSE grade and a Grade 4 equivalent to a Grade C.

Our class of 2019 achieved a spectacular 85% Grade 9-4 in English and maths, which reflects 92% Grade 9-4 in English and 85% Grade 9-4 in maths. We have also increased the percentage of students who have achieved “strong passes” in English and maths (82% Grade 9-5 in English and 62% Grade 9-5 in maths). The strong pass has been defined as “an ambitious benchmark used to measure the performance of schools – comparable with the strongest performing education systems.” We look forward to our outstanding student outcomes being scrutinised against other high performing schools and academies nationally.

In amongst this outstanding overall picture of success, several individual subject areas are able to boast outstanding attainment at Grade 9-4: biology 100%, chemistry 100%, physics 100%, French 100%, Spanish 100%, graphic design 100%, resistant materials 100%, health and social care 100%, art 96%, digital photography 95%, media studies 94%, English literature 91%.

There have been many exceptional performances and much to be pleased about. Special mention should be given to the students who collectively achieved 126 Grade 9s across all subjects. The Grade 9 was designed to distinguish excellence amongst the very best students in the entire country – with approximately only 2% of the national cohort achieving the grade.

Standish Community High School Head of School Lindsay Barker said:

I am thrilled that our students rose to the challenge of tougher GCSE examinations with such determination, resilience and self-motivation to succeed in all GCSE subjects. Our Class of 2019 tackled the challenges and changes head on and this has resulted in outstanding results for all students. Not only do they represent outstanding individual targets being met or exceeded, but they also give our students opportunities to continue with their ambitions and personal goals going forward. I am delighted for the members of staff, who have provided many hours of additional academic support and pastoral care in order to provide all our students with the dedicated support to achieve their very best. Staff have worked tirelessly with students developing their confidence, resilience and self-belief. I am equally delighted for the Governors and parents with our achievements this year. I hope everyone at Standish Community High School is able to celebrate our exceptional results and share in our successes.”

Standish Community High School would like to record their sincere thanks to the parents of the Class of 2019 for their continued support over the last five years. The success of this cohort of students clearly reflects the accomplishments of a collaborative commitment made by students, staff, parents and Governors.

Name GCSE Achievements
Liam PARKER 9 Grade 9’s, 1 Grade 8
Tom BURTON 7 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 1 Distinction
Jack PAY 7 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 1 Distinction
Joss PARKER 6 Grade 9’s, 4 Grade 8’s
Lydia KING 6 Grade 9’s, 3 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7
Ellie WILCOCK 6 Grade 9’s, 3 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7
George WRIGHT 6 Grade 9’s, 3 Grade 8’s, 1 Distinction
Louie FAIRBAIRN 5 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 2 Grade 7’s, 1 Distinction*
Jake GREGG 5 Grade 9’s, 1 Grade 8, 2 Grade 7’s
JENNER Jacob 5 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, 1 Distinction
Jacob WEALL 4 Grade 9’s, 4 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7, 1 Distinction
Ben GRADY 4 Grade 9’s, 4 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 6, 1 Merit
Alex WHITTER 4 Grade 9’s, 1 Grade 8, 2 Grade 7’s, 2 Grade 6’s, 1 Merit
Matthew BAKER 3 Grade 9’s, 4 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7, 1 Grade 6, 1 Distinction
Sam GLOSSOP 3 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 4 Grade 7’s, 1 Distinction
Jessica FAIRHURST 3 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, 1 Grade 6, 1 Distinction
Vlad SANDU 3 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 6’s, 1 Grade 5
Catherine HEALEY 3 Grade 9’s, 1 Grade 8, 2 Grade 7’s, 4 Grade 6’s
Charlie HEYES 2 Grade 9’s, 4 Grade 8’s, 2 Grade 7’s, 1 Grade 6, 1 Merit
Tanith WORKMAN 2 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, 2 Grade 6’s, 1 Distinction
Hayley WATSON 2 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7, 3 Grade 6’s, 1 Distinction
Sarah TABAA 1 Grade 9, 6 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, 1 Distinction
Amy HOLCROFT 1 Grade 9, 4 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, 2 Grade 6’s
Molly MURRAY 1 Grade 9, 3 Grade 8’s, 4 Grade 7’s, 1 Grade 6
Lucy WHITE 1 Grade 9, 3 Grade 8’s, 4 Grade 7’s, 1 Distinction
Jack WALKER 1 Grade 9, 3 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, 1 Grade 6, 1 Distinction