Tytherington School Smashes GCSE Record
22nd September 2016

Hot on the heels of outstanding A-Level results, Tytherington School are celebrating an astonishing set of record-breaking GCSE results. 80% of Year 11 students achieved 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths. This is an improvement of 16% on last year’s figure. 83% of students achieved English and Maths GCSEs at C grade and above. 41% of all students achieved the English Baccalaureate. In addition, we are celebrating record English and Maths results. 89% of students achieved A*-C in English and 87% in Maths. A quarter of all grades were either A or A*. The progress and attainment of students at GCSE is outstanding. As with our A-Level achievement, these results place us in the top 10% of all schools in England.

GCSE results are strong across the full range of subjects. As in previous years, our students have bucked the national trend by recording excellent results in the Sciences. 91% of all students achieved at least a grade C in two sciences. We also want to acknowledge the achievements of 11GW who took their exams in the aftermath of the tragic death of Mr Guy Wharton. He would be very proud of the achievements of his tutor group who have excelled across the board.

Nearly 50% of all Year 11s achieved at least one A/A* grade. The following students achieved 5 or more A/A* grades:

Lili Holland-Fricke, Victoria Allen , Hannah Gaskell, Robert Peal, Louis Thomas-Messenger, Esther Purves, Abigail Cox, Benjamin Gayne, Eloise Lambert, Brooke Lancaster, Jake Wood, Thomas Brier, Eloise Milne, Jack Gaunt, Alice Haigh, Alexander Evans, Amber Paton, Kelly Clegg, Ross Keeler, Eleanor Hall, Bethany Wilson, Harry Whittam, Joshua George, Thomas Sadler, Joshua Turnock, Mollie Osbaldiston, Natasha Richards and Charlotte Davidson

Underneath the record results, there are many astonishing stories. For example, Lili Holland-Fricke combined achieving 10A*s with completing Grade 8 in the Cello and working with Chris Hoyle (Head of School of Strings) at the Royal Northern College of Music. Lily combined GCSE study with 2-3 hours of cello practice per day. Lily has achieved national recognition by winning a place on a prestigious masterclass with cellist Hannah Roberts who is the winner of the Jacqueline Du Pre Memorial and Pierre Fournier Awards.

Josh Turnock balanced studying his GCSEs with competing for club, county and country in golf. An Under 16 player for England, he is now celebrating a fantastic set of results (including 10 A*-C grades, with 7 at A*-A) alongside a 12th place finish in senior county scratch-play golf competition, where he competed against 129 veterans of the game.

Mr Manny Botwe, Headteacher said: ‘These results are unprecedented and amongst the very best in the North West. They are truly exceptional. The progress and attainment of students has significantly improved this year and we expect even better results next year. I am so proud of the achievements of all our students. These results are down to the hard work of students and staff as well as fantastic support from parents. We abolished study leave this year which ensured that students were given greater support than ever before. There are no secrets to our success. It is down to hard work, first class pastoral care and sheer enthusiasm for learning. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our youngsters on their successes and thank them for making this the best job in the world.”