Today we are once again celebrating the successes of our Year 11 students as they come back into school to collect their GCSE results.
This year group has always been a special one for us at Queen’s Park High School due to their size, but whilst small in number, they have always made up for this through their vibrancy, personality and mutual support. It has been incredibly rewarding to see them grow into the young people they are today.
This year, we are thrilled to see our higher ability students out perform all expectations with 17% of grades awarded being grades 9-7 (old A*/A) including 4% of these at Grade 9. The top grade was awarded to students across a record number of subjects (12 in total) including maths, physics, chemistry, biology, English, photography, art, history, geography and sports studies. Particular mention needs to be given to the following students who have not only achieved outstanding academic results but have also contributed above and beyond to the wider life of the school through their involvement in Queen’s Park High School’s Rowing Club, our school productions or student leadership roles:
- Ioan Gwenter – 7 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7 and an A* in Further Maths
- Julia Neill – 5 Grade 9s, 4 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7 and an A in Further Maths
- Dan Williams – 2 Grade 9s, 6 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7 and a C in Further Maths
Other outstanding performances came from: twins Megan and Charlie Dixon, Ben Baker, Kamila Glowacka and Kristine Tiskus.
Headteacher Lyndsay Watterson commented:
"I am incredibly proud of our students and am delighted to see their hard work has paid off and that they have been rewarded by some outstanding results. This cohort approached the exams with real maturity and an overall sense of positivity despite the pressures and obstacles that lay ahead. They worked hard, sought advice and supported each other admirably. For each and every student, today is about celebrating their own personal success and determining their next steps in their academic journey, whatever that may be. It has been a privilege for us as staff to be able to support and help shape their futures.
We pride ourselves at Queen’s Park for our family feel, the fact that all our students are known and nurtured and when looking through the results this year we were thrilled to be able to pick out so many success stories for students who have had to overcome significant personal barriers throughout their educational journey, a number of whom who only joined us from Year 9 upwards. I hope we have played our part in setting them up for successful futures, whether this be here at Queen’s Park in the 6th Form or elsewhere. We wish them all the best of luck."
Mrs Cutler, Key Stage 4 Leader added,
"I am immensely proud of all students collecting their results today. Two years ago they were set the challenge of working hard, being resilient when faced with challenges and to show great determination to reach the top of their ‘Mars bar’ hill, and they have all certainly done that. I look forward to seeing a large number of them returning to us in September to embark on their next challenge. Well done!"
For students looking to secure places in the school’s 6th Form, there are a small number of places remaining and anyone wanting to submit an application should contact:
Mrs Prydden (Head of 6th Form) by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Mrs Prydden will also be available in school from 10am-12pm on Friday 23rd August.