GCSE Results

The headteacher, staff and governors of Mossley Hollins High School would like to congratulate our Year 11 students (The Class of 2022) for their successful performance in this year’s GCSE examinations. We are delighted that 81% of students have achieved a good grade in maths and English. We are particularly pleased with students’ performance in English where almost 90% of the cohort achieved a standard pass and almost ¾ of students achieved a strong pass. In mathematics 86% of students achieved a standard pass and two thirds of students achieved a strong pass. We are delighted to report that pupils from less advantaged backgrounds performed well with 62% achieving good grades in maths and English.

We are so very proud of the exceptional performances by individual students including Noah Cooke who achieved the much coveted grade 9 in all 10 of his subjects and Kiah Lees who achieved grade 9 in 8 of her subjects and a grade 8 in the other. This means that these students are amongst the top performers in the country as nationally only around 3% of students are expected to achieve grade 9. Congratulations also to Sophie Walker who achieved grade 9 in 8 subjects and 3 grade 8s, Amber Guy who achieved 5 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s and Zak Moreland who achieved 6 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s.

The school is also delighted to report astonishing progress in learning across the 5 years from Ahlam Ali, Jacob Bradley, Cassidy Clarke and Lucy Trunkfield, all of whom worked exceptionally hard despite, in some cases, very challenging circumstances and performed at a level way beyond expectations.

Headteacher Andrea Din says “I am so very proud of all of our students, particularly given the challenging circumstances which they have endured over the past few years. They have worked extremely hard and risen to so many challenges to secure results which will allow them to take the next steps into education, training or employment. Students’ achievement is very pleasing in a wide range of subjects particularly in separate science, where over 65% of students achieved grade 7 or above in chemistry, over 75% in biology and 69% in physics. Excellent achievement is also evident in drama where 46% of students achieved grade 7 or above, in music where 73% of students achieved grade 8 or above, in physical education where almost 40% of students achieved grade 7 or above and in food and nutrition where almost 30% of students achieved a grade 7 or above. I am delighted that the hard work of our students and staff has paid off”.

On behalf of the school, the Chair of Governors Mr John Denton and Executive Headteacher Mr Drew Duncan, I would like to thank our students for their hardwork and resilience, and the parents and families for their help, support and encouragement. I would also like to thank the staff for their tireless work, determination and resilience through what has been very challenging times in school; they have gone above and beyond to support our students. As always we look forward to hearing of the continued success of our students at college and beyond.

Latest available summary of GCSE Results 2023

 Basics[1] 4+Basics[2] 5+Attainment [3] 8Progress 8Ebacc average point score [4]% pupils entered for EBAcc
Local Authority*65%49%45.16N/A3.8932%

* National and Local authority data taken from most recent published information 2022.

[1] Basics showing % pupils achieving grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics

[2] Basics 5+ showing % pupils achieving grade 5 or above in both English and Mathematics

[3] Attainment 8 measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 subjects including mathematics (double weighted) and English (double weighted), 3 further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) measure and 3 further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including Ebacc subjects) or any other non-GCSE qualifications on the DfE approved list.

[4] Ebacc showing % pupils achieving all five elements that make the English Baccalaureate suite of qualifications (English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages) and the average points score.

Latest available GCSE Results by core subject 2023

Subject% 9-7 Grades% 9-5 Grades% 9-4 Grades
English LanguageSchool 2023235773
 National 2023164864
English LiteratureSchool 2023246477
 National 2023215874
MathematicsSchool 2023195975
 National 2023174361
At least two Science gradesSchool 2023225974

GCSE Results Science

Subject% 9-7 Grades% 9-5 Grades% 9-4 Grades
BiologySchool 20235096100
 National 2023427989
ChemistrySchool 20235086100
 National 2023447990
PhysicsSchool 2023618296
 National 2023438090
Combined ScienceSchool 2023165671
 National 202393657

*Provisional National figures for 2023 taken from JCQ publication https://www.jcq.org.uk/examination-results/

93% of pupils stayed in education or went into employment after Key Stage 4 (pupil destinations) for the class of 2021

Further information can be found online at the school and college performance measures website

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