Once again, students at Penwortham Girls’ High School have demonstrated their resilience and determination to succeed by achieving yet another stunning set of GCSE results. Girls of all abilities overcame the challenges of the new rigorous examinations, making exceptional progress and achieving an average of half a grade higher across all subjects. Over 80% of students achieved standard passes (grade 4 or higher) in both English and Mathematics, with over 75% achieving at least 5 standard passes including English and Mathematics. Equally impressive, over 31% achieved standard passes or higher across the EBacc suite of academic subjects, encompassing English, Maths, Science, Humanities and a Modern Foreign Language.
There were several individual successes, with 11 students making outstanding progress, achieving on average at least 2 grades higher than their targets; just reward for all their hard work over the five years. In addition, almost 50 top grade 9s were awarded, recognising so many exceptional achievements across the full range of subjects.
Everyone at PGHS is delighted with the results, none more so than headteacher, Karen Pomeroy. For her, these latest results ‘are testament to both the expertise and unstinting efforts of our specialist teachers and support staff, as well as the incredible work ethic and positivity that characterised this year group. They really deserve their success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank their parents and families for providing so much vital support and encouragement along the way.’
This year’s fantastic GCSE results provide the perfect start to the new term, along with the extensive improvements being made to the school’s facilities over the summer as part of an on-going programme of intensive capital investment. These include a completely revamped and re-equipped IT suite, two brand new Art & Design classrooms and fully refurbished PE & Science facilities.
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