25 August 2017
Pupils and staff at Archbishop Temple School in Fulwood are celebrating the best GCSE results in five years. Over 90% of pupils achieved good passes in five or more subjects, including English and Maths.
Despite worries about the new English and Maths courses Archbishop Temple pupils achieved extremely high results. 97% of pupils passed with a new high grade in English and 93% of pupils achieved higher grades in Maths.
Headteacher, Mrs Gill Jackson said “we’re so impressed with the results that our young people have attained this year. Almost every pupil leaves us with life enhancing exam results. Their resilience and perseverance is exemplary. The positive way in which they all work with our dedicated teachers means that we can all enjoy this wonderful achievement”. Mrs Jackson added “we all wish the pupils every success in their future studies and career paths. We are confident that they leave us as well rounded young people, ready to conquer the world!”
One of the highest achieving pupils, Satabdi Pattanayak achieved 8A* grades and 2 grade 9s. She said “I’m absolutely delighted and shocked, my parents will be so proud of me.” Satabdi is moving to London to continue her studies but says “school has been amazing; a great journey. My teachers have been so supportive. They believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself.”
Another high achiever, Sam Best, is now going to Newman College to do A levels in Maths, Biology Music and Spanish. He said “the school has nurtured me, looked after me really well. I’m overwhelmed, I didn't realise I'd do this well.”
Pupils, staff and parents shared in the celebrations on what has been a very joyful morning at Archbishop Temple School.