THE headteacher of Oakgrove School has heaped praise on his students following another great year of GCSE results.
Since opening in September 2005, the school in Middleton has enjoyed ever-improving success at GCSE level, with 99 per cent of students getting at least five A* to C grades this time around.
Key student achievements include Chelsea Adam who attained eight A*s and four As across all her subjects; closely followed by Nick Clay who also achieved amazing results with four A*s and six A grades. Fellow student Naomi Hill also gained a tremendous seven A*s and five A grades as well as an A grade in AS French. Kieran Pearson was another high achiever with an amazing grade A, in A Level French and an astonishing 15 GCSE or equivalent passes in total.
Core academic subjects performed exceptionally strongly for the second year running. In Maths over 75 per cent of students gained A* to C passes; there were also excellent achievements in English with over 74 per cent achieving A* - C passes.
Headteacher Peter Barnes was delighted with Oakgrove School’s GCSE results and said: “They demonstrated that excellent performance could be achieved in rigorous academic subjects.”
Tilly Howard and Louise McGarrigle were both delighted with their results.
Tilly said: “It was a lot of work but I’m happy. I’m going to sixth form here to study government and politics, science, maths and buisiness studies.”
Louise added: “I put in a lot of revision time during study leave. The school was always open to help us revise or with any questions we had.
“I’m staying here for sixth form, and I’m aiming to do hospitality and events management as a long term career.”