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Outperforming expectations - GCSE Results 2020

Once again, Queen’s Park High School students have done themselves and us, as a community, proud. Despite the turbulent year they have endured, we always knew that this special year group were destined to achieve great things and their GCSE results have shown this.  They have achieved both some spectacular individual successes as well as sustaining (and indeed exceeding) the pattern of improvement the school has seen over the past few years.

This year, we are particularly thrilled to see our higher ability students outperform expectations with 32% of all grades awarded being grades 9-7 (old A*/A) including 9% of these at Grade 9.

Particular mention needs to be given to the following students who have not only achieved outstanding academic results but have also contributed above and beyond to the wider life of the school through their particular embodiment of the school’s principles and ethos:

  • Rory Jones – 9 grade 9s and 1 grade 8
  • Eirinn McGuire - 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s
  • Tyler Gordon - 8 grade 9s and 1 grade 8
  • Beth Henderson-Palmer – 5 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s
  • Kiara Parlevliet – 4 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s
  • Max Wilson – 3 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s

Other outstanding performances with grades 9-6 overall come from: Josh Williamson, Finlay Jaworski, Juliette Gilchrist, Sophia Souna, Rhea Yalarakis, Iestyn Burke, James Fawcett, Ceri Raynor, Joe Bamber, Joseph Smith and Josh Halewood.

Headteacher, Miss Lyndsay Watterson said:

“This is a special day for us here at Queen’s Park. I feel incredibly proud of our Year 11 students, a cohort for whom we have always had high expectations, which they have lived up to admirably. Their commitment, maturity and determination to succeed were all recognised within our Ofsted inspection back in January and they have maintained these values throughout lockdown, with many of them continuing their studies, even engaging with virtual A Level lessons.

For each and every student, today is about celebrating their own personal success and determining their next steps in their academic journey, whatever that may be. It has been a privilege for us as staff to be able to support and help shape their futures.

We pride ourselves at Queen’s Park for our family feel, the fact that all our students are known and nurtured and when looking through the results this year we were thrilled to be able to pick out so many success stories for students who have had to overcome significant personal barriers throughout their educational journey and for those who have made significant progress both academically and personally as a consequence.   I hope we have played our part in setting them up for successful futures, whether this be here at Queen’s Park in the 6th Form or elsewhere. We wish them all the best of luck.”

Mrs Cutler, Key Stage 4 Leader added,

“I am immensely proud of all students collecting their results today. Two years ago they were set the challenge of working hard, being resilient when faced with challenges and to show great determination to reach the top of their ‘Mars bar’ hill, and they have all certainly done that, in the most difficult of circumstances. I look forward to seeing a large number of them returning to us in September to embark on their next challenge. Well done!”

For students looking to secure places in the school’s Sixth Form, there are a small number of places remaining and anyone wanting to submit an application should contact the school via our dedicated email address:
Enrolment takes place for external applicants throughout the day on Thursday 20th August or on the afternoon of Tuesday 1st September.