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GCSE Results Day 2022

Summer of celebration continues at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School as students record outstanding results at GCSE

Students, staff and parents are celebrating today as the 2022 GCSE results are published showing record numbers of students achieving the top two grades following their summer exams. In total, students at the school recorded a whopping 343 top two grades, which represented 20% of all grades awarded. Ten students achieved the top three scores across all of their subjects with a total of 38% of grades in the top three.

The results today were described by Nigel Bielby, Executive Headteacher as “simply outstanding and very much deserved”.

In headline figures, 80% of students achieved five good passes including both English and maths as the results across a broad curriculum of 23 different subjects were published. In a massive 15 out of the 23 subjects studied at the school the overall pass rate was over 85% with notable success in: English Literature 86%, English Language 91%, Maths 88%, Biology 98%, Chemistry 97%, Physics 99%, RE 97%, Music 86%, Spanish 88%, German 100%, Art 89%, PE 95%, Drama 92%, Computer Science 87% and Film 100%.

Described by his teacher Dr Andrew Middleton as “a brilliant young man”, it was also a also very special day for Year 9 student Oliver furgala who sat a GCSE some two years early but still managed to achieve the top grade 9

Mr Bielby continued:

“These results clearly demonstrate the outstanding success of our students across a broad curriculum and are a testament to the hard work and commitment of the students, their teachers and the support they receive from their families at home.

These students have today walked away with some amazing results and I want to offer my congratulations to each and every one of them. The past two years have been badly disrupted by the covid pandemic and this cohort of students have had to show an unprecedented level of resilience and flexibility. We are very proud of each and every one of them”

Students celebrating their success today as GCSE results were published

Left to right: Lily Chapman, Rose Mendham,Owen Oiller, Ethan Swain, Gareth Jones, Rohan Fernando, Nigel Bielby, Zach Bennett, Oliver May, Lewis Turner, Erika Davenport, Molly Bradley, Sophie Graham, Heather Gray.

Oliver furgala achieved a top grade 9 in computer science sitting the exam two years early.


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