GCSE Results Day
Students from Thirsk School and Sixth Form College are celebrating after achieving a strong set of GCSE results. In another positive year for the school, 65% of students have achieved passes in both Maths and English, with 40 % of the students achieving the English Baccalaureate, a Government measure which challenges students to gain at least pass grades in a range of the most challenging subjects. Overall, 10% of the grades achieved by this year eleven group were either an 8 or a 9, the equivalent of the old A* grade.
The school’s projected progress 8 score, which measures the progress students have made since leaving primary school, yet again shows that Thirsk School students are meeting their targets across the board. Within these results there are some incredible individual success stories. Amongst these were Anna Cook, who gained seven of the new top grade 9s, two 7s and a 6, Archie Turner who gained five 9s, three 8s and two 7s, George Mellor who gained five 9s, four 8s and a 7, and Lucy Pullan, who gained two 9s, six 8s and two 7s. These outstanding results set our students up well to enter our high achieving sixth form, and are on a par with some of the best results in the country. It is notable that across the school, many students of all abilities and interests achieved significantly above their targets in a wide variety of subjects. They should all be extremely proud of themselves.
Emma Lambden, Headteacher, said ‘I am absolutely delighted with these results which show, yet again, how hard our students, staff and parents work. There are so many success stories on a day like today, and everybody involved in the school’s fantastic GCSE results should feel very proud.’