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LIVE: GCSE results from around East Lancashire
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- Students all over East Lancashire are getting their GCSE results this morning - follow this page throughout the day to find out how our schools have performed.
- See tomorrow's Lancashire Telegraph for full GCSE results listings.
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Darwen Vale High School
Fiona Jack, headteacher at Darwen Vale High School, said they were not publishing their student’s results in the Lancashire Telegraph.
"Overall we are thrilled by the results of our students, but we are delaying publishing our results until the national issues over the marking of English GCSE are resolved.”
Shuttleworth College, Padiham
Shuttleworth College is celebrating a further improvement on last year’s GCSE results.
Headteacher Bob Wakefield said: “Examination performance has improved significantly again this year and Shuttleworth is now comfortably above the Government’s floor target.
“47 per cent of our students achieved five higher GCSE grades including English and maths, up from 40 per cent in 2011. And 85 per cent of our students achieved the equivalent of five higher GCSE grades, up from just 52 per cent last year.
“Although there have been some outstanding individual successes we are proud of the achievements of all of our students, many of whom overcame personal difficulties or challenges to succeed.
“Our Mathematics results were particularly pleasing; 75 per cent of our students achieved a higher GCSE grade with 23 of them achieving an A* or A grade.
“Clearly, we are determined to build on this success and make further progress next year; we want to provide an outstanding education for all our students and ensure that they all enjoy college and succeed.”
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
GCSE students from the Clitheroe Royal Grammar School are celebrating their results today.
Judith Child, headteacher, said: “We are proud of the excellent academic results achieved by our students which are outstanding and probably our best ever.
“The percentage of A* to B grades is a superb 93 per cent, with 72 per cent of grades at A* to A grade and a truly impressive 36 per cent of results at A*, a reflection of the hard work and commitment of every single one of our students and their teachers.
“All our students have achieved highly and we would like to congratulate them all.”
He said most students are now in the process of enrolling for further study at A Level.
Bowland High School
Bowland High School is delighted with its GCSE results.
Headteacher Stephen Cox said: “We are delighted with the achievements of our pupils. Their hard work accompanied by the incredible support by their teachers has produced some outstanding results.
“Congratulations to all of the young people at Bowland who received their results today. We wish them all the very best for their future.”
Witton Park High School
Witton Park High School headteacher Dean Logan congratulated the success of Year 11 students in their GCSE results.
Results overall currently stand at 85 per cent five A*to C grade and 56 per cent five A*to C including English and maths, which are some of the highest results in the Authority, with a 10 per cent increase on last year’s results.
Dean Logan said: “I am immensely proud of the success of our students, our English results have bucked the trend nationally.
“63 per cent of our students gained a C or above in English and 70 per cent gained a C or above in maths.
“We are now looking forward to building on these achievements when our students re-join us in September. Students and staff are returning to a brand new building which has been built with the specific aim of academic success inherent in its construction.”
More photos added to our GCSE results gallery , like this one from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, in Blackburn.
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
PHOTO: A delighted Cameron Cosgrove of DACA
After record A Level results last week, students at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy are celebrating their GCSE achievements today.
The Academy’s overall pass rate at GCSE is 98% and the percentage of students gaining at least five GCSEs including English and mathematics GCSE is 56%, matching the Academy’s 2011 record.
Academy principal, Brendan Loughran, said: “The students have worked hard and deserve their successes. This was the last full year group that transferred to the Academy during their secondary education and in matching last year’s standard they have established a clear benchmark for continued future improvement.”
Haslingden High School
Students in Year 11 at Haslingden High School excelled once again, enhancing the school’s reputation as one of the country’s top performing comprehensive schools.
GCSE results in Maths and English matched last year’s record breaking performance with 85 per cent of students achieving a C or better in English and 80 per cent achieving A* to C passes in mathematics.
There were record numbers of A and A* grades in both subjects.
96 per cent of all students achieved five or more A* to C passes and 74 per cent achieved this benchmark including English and Maths.
Headteacher Mark Jackson said: “These outstanding results reflect the hard work, dedication and commitment of both students and staff.
“I would also like to thank our parents, whose continued support has made a significant contribution to these wonderful results. I would like to congratulate all our students and wish them every success for the future.”
Here's a shot of delighted students from Accrington Academy. See more photos at our GCSE results day gallery .
The first GCSE photos are coming in from schools in East Lancashire. Here's Darwen Academy's Mutahir Ali celebrating his three As, four Bs and three distinctions in IT.
Park High School, Colne
At Park High School in Colne, over 95 per cent of students gained five or more GCSE grades at A* to C standard.
Over 62 per cent of these included five grade A*to C in maths and English.
There were some truly remarkable performances at all levels of ability.
Headteacher, Dr Paul Parkin, said: “Once again I am overjoyed with all of the achievements of our students.
“Our GCSE results are the best that we have ever had and this reflects the hard work and will to succeed shown by our students, the dedication of the staff, and the continuing support from our parents.
“These figures are outstanding and beat our previous records of high exam achievement.
“Park High School maintains its reputation for excellence and continues to be a rewarding place to work. I am very proud to be associated with all of our students and wish them every success as they embark on the next stage of their education.”
Blessed Trinity, Burnley
Blessed Trinity has surpassed the previous year’s GCSE results.
Assistant headteacher Phil Naylor said: “We are incredibly proud of all the students at Blessed Trinity in Burnley – but especially the achievements of the Year 11 students this year – they have worked incredibly hard, remained focused and have taken on board all the advice their teachers gave them which helped in these fantastic results.
“Special mention must go to our former headteacher Miss Bernadette Bleasdale for her hard work and dedication over her time at Blessed Trinity.“
83 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades, 51 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths and 98 per cent of students achieved five A*to G.
Both the English and maths departments have achieved improved results from last year.
Unity College, Burnley
Unity College in Burnley is celebrating today after achieving record breaking GCSE results for the college.
Earlier this year the college was recognised for being in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for making outstanding continuous improvement in the percentage of students achieving five A* to C GCSE’s, including English and mathematics, between 2008 - 2011.
This year the college has seen an impressive 15 per cent further improvement in its results with 54 per cent of the year group achieving 5 A* to C grades including English and mathematics and 78 per cent achieving 5 A* to C grades.
Headteacher Sally Cryer said: “It is a monumental achievement, smashing our record for five A* to C grades including English and mathematics in the college.“
She congratulated the students on their determination to be ‘the best that they can be’.
Students and staff at Accrington Academy are celebrating a huge improvement in the academy’s results.
This year 60 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades at GCSE including English and maths - up from 47 per cent last year.
In total, 95 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades compared to 79 per cent last year.
Principal Andy O’Brien said: “Everyone at the academy is delighted with these results which once again show a significant improvement.
“We have made excellent progress over the last two years which reflects the high standards we set for ourselves.
“These results are a credit to the students and staff who have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and I congratulate them all on their achievements.
“I am delighted that we have continued to improve our performance. It is also particularly pleasing that so many students now have the grades they need to continue at the academy and I look forward to welcoming them to the Sixth Form.”
Westholme School, Blackburn
Westholme School in Blackburn has once again gained excellent results again this year with plenty of top grades.
Just less than half of all grades were at A* or A level with 21 per cent of pupils each gaining a minimum of nine A* or A grades.
The overall pass rate or grades A* to C was 92 per cent with 91 per cent of pupils gaining the government target of a minimum of five grades A to C.
Lillian Croston, principal, said: “Our students and teachers have worked hard to achieve excellent results at a time when the government has raised the bar making this task much harder to achieve.
“National results this year are considerably down but we await exact figures.”
Fearns Community Sports College, Bacup
PUPILS celebrated outstanding results at Fearns Community Sports College in Bacup, with one student gaining eight A* GCSEs and a distinction merit BTEC in music.
Headteacher of the Stacksteads school, Nigel Dawson, said: "We have achieved 46 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C GCSEs including English and maths, that is 13 per cent higher than last year and 10 per cent better than the school’s highest previous year.
"I am delighted for the pupils and for the staff who have put in a lot of hard work, including taking exams early, to achieve this success. These results support the huge improvements we have made.
"We achieved all this despite national issues with the marking of English papers. Fearns has made significant progress over the last two years."
Alder Grange Community and Technology School, Rawtenstall
Alder Grange Community and Technology School in Rawtenstall was celebrating today after students produced the school’s best ever GCSE results.
For the second successive year, 99 per cent of students achieved at least 1 pass (A* star to G) and a record 88 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades — up from 85 per cent last year.
And, in the key measure of students achieving five A* to C grades, including English and maths, the school notched another record with 62 per cent of students making the grade.
David Hampson, who assumes the Head Teacher role in September, said: “These results are the best in the school’s history and are a clear reflection on the dedication and hard work of the students and their teachers.
“They are a very accomplished group of students who have worked hard to achieve their grades.
“These remarkable results cap another great year for the school because they follow on from the excellent set of A level results produced by our first intake at ag6 last week.”
The Alder Grange figures also showed 97 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs A* to G, and 98 per cent of students achieved at least one A* to C grade.
All Saints’ Catholic High School and Specialist Language College, Rawtenstall
All Saints’ Catholic High School and Specialist Language College, in Rawtenstall, said the results had further improved on previous years.
Headteacher Tim Beesley said: “Congratulations to the class of 2012! We are delighted with these results, and are very proud of our young people’s achievement.
“We recognise the hard work and commitment of the pupils and all our staff; without whom this would not have been possible.
“All Saints’ Catholic High School continues to go from strength to strength, as exemplified by this year’s excellent set of results.”
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School
STUDENTS at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School in Stacksteads have again produced excellent results at GCSE this year.
99 per cent of our Year 11 students achieved five or more A* to C grades, with 98 per cent achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and mathematics.
The school said that 64 per cent of students achieved five A*’s or A’s including English and maths, and 22 per cent of all grades were at A* level.
The percentage of students achieving an A* to C in English, mathematics, dual award or double science, a humanities subject and a modern foreign language subject, was 75 per cent.
And an impressive 25 students achieved all A* or A grades, equating to 17 per cent of the year group.
Headmaster Alan Porteous said: “These excellent results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of the students, the quality of teaching that they receive from our experienced staff, and the support of their parents.
“Congratulations to all of our students. They should be very proud of their success.”
Norden High School and Sports College, Rishton
The 2012 GCSE Examination results have seen Norden High School and Sports College students in Rishton once again secure notable collective and individual success.
51 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSE passes including English and mathematics at grade A* to C.
An impressive 83 per cent of students secured five or more GCSE passes at grade A* to C.
Headteacher, Tim Mitchell, said: “Both these figures record improvements on the school’s 2011 performance and exceed the Local Authority agreed targets.
"On behalf of the Governing Body I wish to pay tribute to the hard work and enthusiasm of the students and staff at the school.
“We wish all students success as they move on with their education and training.”
Sir John Thursby Community College, Burnley
Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley said Year 11 students have beaten their target to achieve 71 per cent five A* to C this year at GCSE.
The school has also maintained 38 per cent five A*to C including English and maths even though this year’s students had lower attainment at Primary School than last year’s cohort.
David Burton, headteacher, said: “We are double checking that every student has their place at college, employment or training for next year and we think that is the case at the moment.”