Tytherington School is yet again celebrating a strong set of GCSE results.
Provisionally, nearly 75% of Year 11 students achieved standard GCSE passes in English and Maths. 55% of students achieved strong passes in English and Maths. These are significantly above national averages.
Headteacher, Manny Botwe, said: “We are very proud of our students. The students coped well with the new GCSE structure which was far more exam based than before. A special mention must be made to Mr Caine’s Maths class. Mr Caine sadly passed away at the start of the year and his Maths class and tutor group coped fantastically well. We are proud of their achievements.”
Mr Botwe added “Importantly, our results have been achieved in the right way. We are proud that we have always held fast to the principled belief that we should do what is right for our students and not what will purely satisfy league tables. This means that we do not direct our students to study specific combinations of subjects and we do not enter them for less recognised qualifications that ‘boost’ or ‘top-up’ our figures in government league tables. We know that our league table position will suffer because of this, but we will continue to do what is in the best interests of our students.”
The following students achieved 5 or more of the very highest grades (7-9):
Sami Hatna, Toby Morton-Collings, Matilda Bird, Fiona Bridge, Lewis Peal, Ella Bailey, Harry Gascoigne, Sophie Pounder, Poppy Dutton, Emily Mansfield, Abigail Sadler, Ailsa Addie, Molly Bareham, Connor Laffan, Anashka Calero, Benjamin Milne, Frankie Gittins, Lily Beech, Louis Bostock, Eve Halsey, Emily Fairfoot, Madeline James-Lee, Finlay Proffitt, Finley Lonyon, Jim Sidaway, Ben Yardley, Madeleine Blunn, Cameron Mitchard.
Underneath the impressive headlines, there are many astonishing student stories. Here are a selection which gives you an insight into what we are about at Tytherington School.
Ella Bailey has the honour of being the student who has made the greatest progress from key stage 2 (primary school) to the end of key stage 4 (GCSE). Despite having many health challenges throughout her five years at Tytherington, Ella has always had a positive and sunny disposition. She has made the most of all opportunities and been an inspiration to many. During Year 11, there were additional personal challenges which Ella had to face, and she did so with grit and determination. She has achieved an amazing set of results, including two Grade 9s, five Grade 8s, two Grade 7s and one Grade 6. Ella achieved nearly three grades higher in every subject than pupils nationally with a similar profile.
Two more students who epitomise our philosophy of developing the whole child are Matilda Bird and Toby Morton-Collings. In addition to a fantastic set of GCSE results, including eleven Grade 9s, seven Grade 8s and two Grade 6s between them, they have also consistently been involved the whole life of the school community; taking part in Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, leading roles in school productions, school choir. Toby has also been part of the Student Parliament.
The highest attaining student is Sami Hatna who achieved nine Grade 9s and one Grade 8. Since joining us from Parkroyal School, he has been an exceptional student who also plays for the Macclesfield Brass Band. We look forward to these students having a wonderful time in our Sixth Form.