GCSE RESULTS: ‘Well deserved success’ for New Mills pupils

They all did so well! Isobel: Laura,  Rose and Katy  GCSE students from New Mills School
They all did so well! Isobel: Laura, Rose and Katy GCSE students from New Mills School

GCSE pupils at New Mills achieved a 100 per cent pass rate of A-C in biology, physics and music.

In art, biology, chemistry, ICT, media studies, music and physics there was a pass rate which exceeded 85 per cent.

Orla McGlynn and Quinn Aris-Sutton from New Mills High School

Orla McGlynn and Quinn Aris-Sutton from New Mills High School

Headteacher Debbie McGloin said: “It’s so rewarding to watch students’ faces light up as they see how their hard work has paid off with examination success.

“These results – particularly English and maths – will have an impact on students’ life chances for many years to come.”

Over three quarters of students have achieved an A-C in the relevant English GCSE, 85 per cent of them making three levels of progress since they joined the school.

In maths 6 per cent of students have made at least three levels of progress and almost a third have exceeded national progress targets.

Katie Brooks and Orla McGlynn with their GCSEs from New Mills High School

Katie Brooks and Orla McGlynn with their GCSEs from New Mills High School

Rose Bartels secured 10 GCSEs, with seven A-A*s. She said: “I am so pleased and proud of these grades. I feel really well prepared and excited for the next challenges ahead.”
Keir Chetham was also delighted with his results, achieving 9 GCSEs of which 8 were As and A*s.

Mia Rothwell, another high flier secured 10 GCSEs – nine of them were As and A*s and Billy Lancaster was very happy to see 10 GCSEs of which eight were As and A*s.

James Stubbs won the Growth Mindset award in Year 11 this year – an award that recognises his willingness to learn and his tireless work ethic.

He has gained eight A-C GCSEs including an A and an A* grade.

He said: “This is a brilliant day! I felt so happy when I saw my results and it’s nice so many of my teachers are here to see it because they have been a great support all the way through.”
Mrs McGloin added: “We are celebrating today with young people who are looking at rows of As and A*s, but just as importantly we are celebrating with students who have worked really hard to outstrip their predictions and make excellent progress in their time with us.

“We are a genuinely comprehensive school and it is our role to secure the best outcomes for all our students.”