High schools’ delight over GCSE successes

Longridge High School students celebrate their GCSE results
Longridge High School students celebrate their GCSE results

Students at Longridge’s high schools have been celebrating after receiving excellent GCSE results.

At St Cecilia’s RC Technology College, students achieved record results for the second year running.

Headteacher Stephen Tattersall said: “Celebration was the theme of the day at St Cecilia’s.

“For the second year running, pupils have smashed the school record for the highest percentage of five A*-C GCSE passes with 84 per cent.

“It is great news for St Cecilia’s that our Year 11 met the challenge put to them 12 months ago to improve the previous best results achieved by last year’s pupils. The pupils have been rewarded for their hard work and perseverance and they can move on with great confidence to their college courses or work placements.

“On behalf of our leavers, I would like to thank the dedicated teaching and support staff, the governors and parents for all their efforts in helping the pupils to be successful.”

At Longridge Maths and Computing College, the class of 2013 achieved very pleasing results with many students gaining outstanding grades and over three quarters of students achieving five or more GCSE passes at C or above, with 72 per cent achieving A*–C in English and 73 per cent A*–C in maths.

There were also outstanding individual successes for many students, with several achieving 12 or more passes at A* and A.Headteacher Jane Green said: “We are extremely proud of all our students. We set them very ambitious targets and they rose to the occasion. Longridge High School is a very happy and vibrant learning community, which prides itself on the excellent relationships between staff and students, excellent teaching and learning across all subjects and on providing a full range of extra-curricular activities for all students.

“These results reflect the dedication and determination of staff at the school who want the best outcome for every young person. They are also testament to the conscientious approach our students have towards their studies, underpinned by the excellent support from their families who work closely with the school to ensure positive results across all areas of school life for all young people.’

At Stonyhurst the overall results were: 90 per cent A* - C, with 48 per cent A*-A.