Key Stage 4 Examination Results 2021

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The Class of 2021 Celebrates Examination Success

Ashton on Mersey is proud to report that the class of 2021 have secured a suite of excellent examination results. These outcomes are further evidence of how young people can achieve and surpass their potential despite the additional challenges and the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

Following the government’s announcement that Teacher Assessed Grades would again be used to measure GCSE pupil performance, the Year 11 cohort have achieved, as a minimum, results which show that the process at Ashton on Mersey has been robust, accurate and a fair reflection of each pupil’s commitment and ability. Pupils have been rewarded for all of their hard work and the GCSE results day witnessed many smiling pupils, parents and staff.

Headlines include the fact that over 55% of pupils achieved a grade 5 in English and Maths with 78% of pupils achieving a grade 9-4 in both of these key subjects. In addition, over a quarter of pupils achieved the highest grade of a 7 or above in English with over a fifth achieving the same measure in Maths.

Equally as important, pupils have made strong and rapid progress in many subject areas and there are some fantastic individual success stories including the Head Boy who achieved eight subjects graded at 9 and one subject graded at 8. Four pupils achieved an average of a grade 9.

These grades will ensure that all pupils have the greatest possible chance of securing their chosen next steps with pupils being accepted on a range of Level 3 courses including apprenticeships and A-Level courses across the borough and Greater Manchester.

Headteacher Lee McConaghie said: “It has been a challenging time for everyone and especially this cohort of young people. We are delighted that they have achieved a set of results that reflect their potential. We congratulate each and every pupil. The school is rightly proud of their achievements.”

Lee McConaghie


12th August 2021

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