Yet again, PGHS students have bucked the national trend and achieved a record set of results. Although national pass rates for the top grades are down this year, our students have set a new school record for the number of grades achieved at 7-9. A phenomenal 40.8% of all grades were 7 or above, including 132 Grade 9s.
As always, we are especially proud of the fact that students of all abilities have achieved well with an impressive 92.9% of all students achieving Grade 4 or above in both English and maths, which equals the school record.
There were some incredible individual achievements too, with Charlotte B achieving a Grade 9 in every subject. Alongside her were another 13 students who achieved 8 or more Grades 7 and above. Equally impressive are the number of students who surpassed all their target grades in every subject: Joudy A; Isabel C; Alexa L; Ruby S.
Headteacher Karen Pomeroy was delighted given the turbulence experienced by the students during the pandemic. ‘Their resilience, work ethic and commitment to their studies has really paid off and I’m immensely proud of them. I am also incredibly grateful to our exceptional teachers and support staff who went way above and beyond to ensure our students received the additional help, support and guidance they needed to fulfil their potential. Of course, we also rely on the unstinting support of parents and they deserve special credit.’
These impressive GCSE results round off another great year for Penwortham Girls’ High School. This summer we received the fantastic news that we have been awarded the prestigious Arts Mark at the highest level of Platinum. This is recognition for our continued commitment to the promotion of creative and performing arts across the school. Our students benefit from an enhanced curriculum, which nurtures and encourages their creative talents. For example, a significant number of our Year 8 cohort recently achieved their LAMDA qualification in Speech and Prose.
As we look forward to a new academic year, plans for the new school building are well underway, ensuring that future generations of PGHS students will be guaranteed academic success, a fulfilling enrichment programme and outstanding facilities.