The class of 2017 at Longridge High School celebrated GCSE success with very pleasing results, with many pupils achieving outstanding grades and many excellent individual successes, says headteacher Jane Green.
Mrs Green said: “We are extremely proud of all our young people and their achievements. This year sees major changes to the examination system nationally. Starting this year with English and mathematics, all GCSE exams are being overhauled in order to make the new ‘reformed GCSEs’ more challenging than in previous years.
“The content of the courses has been made more difficult, as has the format of the exams.
“All other subjects will follow suit over the next two years. The reformed GCSEs in English and maths use a new grading system, with results graded from Grade 1 to Grade 9 instead of the previous grades G to A*. Our young people have risen to the challenges set them.”
Thanking all the families of Year 11 for working so closely with the school over the past five years, she also wished the class of 2017 “all the very best for the future”.
Chair of governors Jane Beckford said:”Longridge High School is a school where every pupil’s progress matters to us and all pupils are given the opportunity to gain GCSE qualifications. We are very happy that indeed every pupil who left this year took with them a good range of GCSE qualifications.’
“We are really pleased to say that all 2017 school leavers have successfully achieved their next step in life, whether it be college, apprenticeship or employment, supported by the qualifications achieved at LHS. As a school we are never complacent and governors, staff and pupils are on a journey to improve year on year.”
The year’s Presentation Evening is on Thursday, November 23 at 7pm ; Open Evening is on Thursday, September 14 and there will be an open morning on October 9.