On behalf of the whole Tytherington School community I would like to congratulate the achievements of the GCSE class of 2020. This year group have had quite a journey this year and have risen to the challenge. I know that many students were anxious throughout the summer and the debate about the awarding of grades has caused a great deal of unnecessary distress. When I joined the school in 2015, this year group were just starting secondary school so I am particularly proud of their achievements. I am pleased that we can come together and celebrate the achievements of the young people.
As with A-Level, we will not be releasing headline measures this year although what I will say is that we are celebrating an excellent set of results. We are particularly proud of the progress students have made in relation to their starting points.
A number of students achieved eight or more grades at 7+ and I would like to take this opportunity to formally congratulate them on their exceptional achievement:
Behind the headlines, there are some great stories of individual success, with many students making huge progress over the course of their time at Tytherington School. I could name so many students who have done very well. I would like to pick out Leonie Benn and Archie Mattocks, who jointly achieved the highest progress scores within the year group.
I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight a few students who exemplify the achievement of the students in Year 11.
Morgan joined Tytherington school during Year 10 and immediately became a central figure of the school community. Morgan participated in the school shows and was part of the Youth Speak Team who won the District Championships earlier this year. Despite her hectic extra curricula schedule, Morgan has always had a diligent approach to her studies and this is reflected in an outstanding set of GCSE results. This dedication to learning continued throughout lockdown where she completed many online courses provided through the BeReady website. This will stand Morgan in good stead for the next step in her educational journey. Well done Morgan!
Those of you who know Will will be aware of his passion for football and Engineering. Will has passed on the opportunity to join the apprenticeship scheme of Stockport County Football Club to pursue his love of Engineering. Will has secured a highly prestigious apprenticeship position with AstraZeneca and we wish him all the best in the future.
During her secondary schooling years, Amelia Preston has made the most of the opportunities on offer at Tytherington School. Amelia has been a member of the school orchestra since year 7, completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, been involved in Girl Guides and so many other events and initiatives. Amelia held the position of the Mayor of Bollington Youth Consort, after being sworn in at a special ceremony in May 2017. Amelia achieved an exceptional eleven Grade 9s and now progresses into Sixth Form study at Tytherington School. Well done Amelia!
Whilst we are delighted that so many students have achieved well this year, what matters to us most is that the youngsters leave here as A* people with a real desire to make a positive difference to the world, particularly during these exceptional times. These results are a consequence of the hard graft of our students combined with the sheer passion and enthusiasm of our staff. We look forward to seeing what this very special year group will achieve in the future.