GCSE results at South Wirral High School show our continuing improvement

South Wirral High School is celebrating another year of strong examination results across all curriculum areas, but particularly at the top grades of 9-7. This year twice as many students achieved those grades as did last year. The results show the school’s strength in depth across the whole curriculum and reinforces our desire to develop successful learners, who are also confident individuals and active citizens.


In the new grading system a grade 4 is equivalent to a C grade and a grade 7 is equivalent to an A grade. 77% of all students got grade 4 (a C) or above in English Language or Literature which is 3% higher than last year. 62% got a grade 4 or above in Maths which is similar to last year. 59% of our students got a grade 4 or better in both English and Maths which is 3% better than last year. 70% of all grades were at grade 4 or above. The school has a strong 3 year upward trend in student attainment.


Staff, students and parents celebrated success on GCSE results day. There were many outstanding individual achievements with so many top grades but particular congratulations go to the highest attaining students in the newly reformed GCSEs. Aiden Street got a grade 9 in English Language. Adam Dawson in Chemistry and Physics, and Lucas Kershaw in Drama.


Overall the highest attainers were, in alphabetical order,  Natasha Campbell (3 grade 7s and 1 distinction*), Hugo Clarke (3 grade 8s, 3 grade 7s and 1 A), Olivia Cox (1 grade 8, 2 grade 7s and 1 A), James Crossman (3 grade 8s, a grade 7 and 1 A), Adam Dawson (2 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s),  James Fairburn (1 grade 8 and 2 grade 7s), Jonathan Greenhalgh (1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7), Mia Griffiths (1 grade 8 and 1 A), Lucas Kershaw (1 grade 9, 1 grade 8 and 3 grade 7s), Daniel Maddox (1 grade 8 and 3 grade 7s),  Aiden Street (1 grade 9, 1 grade 8, 4 grade 7s, 1 distinction* and 1 A), Bradley Sutcliffe (1 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and 1 A), Daniel Weaver (1 grade 8,4 grade 7s and 1 A) and  Olivia Wilson (2 grade 8s). Congratulations also to Shannah Dickson and Rachel Pinch for grade 8s in Art. All the results are just reward for the hard work that has been put in over five years.


These GCSE results come a week after excellent A Level results. We wish all our students every success in the future, as they seek to further their learning or take up apprenticeships or employment.


Enrolment to sixth form takes place on the mornings of Wednesday September 5th for year 12 and Thursday September 6th for years 13/14. If students cannot attend on that day please contact Mr Neal to arrange an appointment.


Our Open Evening is on Wednesday October 3rd.

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