GCSE Exam Results
20th August 2015

Following the jubilation of last week’s outstanding A level results, it is now the turn of Tytherington School’s Year 11 students to celebrate their excellent achievements this year.  Yet again, several students achieved the very highest grades, with more than one in four of Tytherington’s Year 11 achieving at least one A* grade at GCSE.

The incoming Headteacher, Mr Emmanuel Botwe, commented: “It gives me huge pleasure to congratulate all of our students on their fantastic achievements.  The success of our students is down to their hard work, resilience and exceptional effort – we are extremely proud of them all.  These results are also a tribute to the superb teachers at Tytherington School who, year after year, give huge amounts of additional time, support and guidance whenever it is needed.  I feel very privileged to be taking on such an inspiring school community.”

Whilst we are very proud of the achievements of all of our students, within these results there are some exceptional individual performances that deserve particular mention.  Leading the way with several top grades: Megan Stephens (10 A*,A), Serena Lu (10 A*), Eleanor Smith (9 A*, 2A), James Alexander (9 A*,A), Thomas Smith (7 A*,3 A),  Oliver James (6 A*,4A), Ella Wood (5 A*,6A), Jack Staniland (5 A*, 2A, 2B), Charlotte Brocklehurst (8 A, A, B), Ruth Wallace (7 A and 4A) and Melissa Emblin-Simpson (7A, 3A).

Tytherington School has a proud record of many students making better than expected levels of progress.  Ensuring every student makes excellent progress, regardless of his/her level of ability, was a major focus for the staff at Tytherington under the leadership of the outgoing Headteacher, Steve Jowett.  We are particularly pleased with the progress students have made across the full range of subjects including: Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, German, Spanish, History, Geography, Business Studies, Drama, Music and Engineering.  In total 62% of Tytherington School’s Year 11 students achieved 5 or more A* – C grades including English and Mathematics in 2015.

Despite the reported drop in the top grades in Mathematics nationally, 78% of students in Year 11 at Tytherington achieved an A*- C grade in Mathematics this year, with almost a quarter of students achieving an A or A*in this subject.  We continue to buck the national trend with several students opting to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at A Level.

Many of the students receiving their results today also combined revising for GCSEs with taking part in the very successful school production of Bugsy Malone.  One of the performers in the production was Adam Collins (1A*, 1A, 8B, 1C) who said: “Performing in school productions has given me increased confidence and a better idea of what I want to be which is working either in film or in programming”.  Rachel Helliwell (4A*, A, 5B) added: “I’m very happy, especially with my Maths results and that I will be moving onto the 6th Form.  I’m more confident now, especially after having taking on such a big role in the school production”.  Dougie Skelton (2A*, 5A, 3B) was also in the cast of Bugsy Malone.  Dougie has applied his talents for performance to raising money for a local charity.  He put on his own production and has raised nearly £2000 for the East Cheshire Hospice.  He added: “Leading a team of people through charity work set me up really well for the National Citizenship Service this summer.”

Congratulations to all students who have received their results today.

You can also read about our GCSE results at the Macclesfield Express.