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Following on from our exceptionally high A-Level results last week, our GCSE students have risen to the challenge of the new examination and grading arrangements remarkably well and returned results that have done themselves and their school proud. We have been delighted to see nearly a third of our grades at the highest (9-7 or A*-A) standard. In terms of the core subjects, 85% of our students achieved Grade 4 or higher in English and 78% did so in Maths. As a school, we pride ourselves on the breadth of our curriculum offer so we are particularly pleased to see this level of performance being replicated right across the entire breadth of our GCSE programme. This means that we have been successful in allowing our students to pursue their own interests and passions and to achieve exceptionally high standards when doing so.
We are incredibly proud of the hard work that was done by our students, many of whom have made remarkable progress since joining us in Year 7. The following students returned results that were particularly impressive in this respect and have agreed to have their name published to celebrate this achievement:
Special mention is also due to our SEND students who have made excellent progress during their time at Fallibroome. As a group, they all worked exceptionally hard to exceed the challenging targets that were set for them by some margin. This is reflective of their own efforts and the outstanding support that they have received from our SEND team.
We also saw 29 students achieve the remarkable feat of returning the highest grades (A*/A or 9/8/7) in nine or more subjects. This sort of attainment takes an enormous amount of hard work and commitment and is especially impressive during a period of significant change in the examination system. This list of high achievers includes:
From this list, particular credit is due to Aurnia Barlow, Robert Bowers, David Cook, Ailsa Hay Sarah Walton Smith, Alex Wolski and Nimra Zubair who achieved Grade A*/8/9 in all their examinations. A very special mention is also due to Sam Wood and Rachel Mercer who both achieved the extraordinary feat of securing the highest grade (9/A*) in all of their 11 subjects.
Behind the examination statistics are some amazing individual success stories. Ben Nicol, Aurnia Barlow, Ruby Burns and Hope Murray secured incredibly high grades whilst performing at a national level in their chosen sports and Max Ambrose-Morrison deserves enormous credit for achieving passes in four subjects despite fighting very significant health challenges.
Fallibroome Headteacher Francis Power said:
“We are delighted with our results again this year. Implementing the new GCSE courses and examinations has been a huge challenge for our staff and students so we are thrilled to see that we have maintained such high standards through this period of turbulence. We are particularly pleased to see this pattern of strong achievement and progress by students of all abilities as we know that such success allows every individual to progress successfully to the next phase of their education with a positive sense of achievement and self-worth. Overall, this cohort of students have made a massive contribution to the life of the school during their time here and they leave with our best wishes for the future.”
Fallibroome Trust CEO Peter Rubery said:
“Students and teachers in Cheshire and across the country deserve every credit for achieving such positive results in a year of uncertainty. Year 11 students at Fallibroome and Winsford have matched the wonderful results achieved by our Year 6 and A Level students earlier in the summer and proved the benefit of working together in a Multi-Academy Trust. We wish them continued success as they progress to the next stage of their education.”