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St Helens Borough pupils celebrate GCSE results

There were celebrations across St Helens Borough today as hundreds of students received GCSE and vocational results.

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Article date 25 August 2022

Against a backdrop of continuing change in education, exams returned for the first time since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pleasingly, there were impressive performances at several local schools, with St Helens reporting an increase in the percentage of students achieving a strong pass (5-9) in English and maths.  

The Sutton Academy was one of a number of local schools achieving improvements from the last time students sat exams, with special mentions going to Olivia Shields, who achieved seven grade 9s, a grade 8, grade 7 and a Distinction - and Cate Sanderson for her four 9s, three 8s, two 7s and a Distinction*.    

 St Cuthbert's pupils who had a particularly good day included Ali Oskan who achieved thee grade 9s, thee grade 8s, a grade 7 and thee grade 6s - and Aimee Ganner who achieved two grade 9s, three grade 8s, three grade 7s and a grade 6.    

Over at Cowley International College, there were a number of smiles from pupils leaving site with their results, including head boy Sam Gilford who is staying on at sixth form to study Biology and Chemistry after achieving a 9 in PE, 8s in Biology and Physics and a 7 in Chemistry.   

Rainhill High School also recored some impressive results, notably Kimberley Howarth, who achieved seven Grade 9s, one Distinction* and one grade 8 - and Owen Dagnall, who got eight grade 9s and one grade 8.

Passing on her congratulations, Councillor Nova Charlton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:     

"The years of hard work, study and wait is now over, and I want to congratulate everyone who has picked up their GCSE results; I hope you got what you wanted."     

"I've heard many remarkable success stories and I'm sure you have made your families, teachers and school support staff very proud. This is just the start for so many of you as you make important choices about your next steps in the world, and we want to wish you the best of luck in your future."     

"For those who didn't get the grades you had hoped for, please don't worry - support and guidance will be available through your school."     

"As a council we do all we can to support our schools and help them to provide our children with quality education. With that, my heartfelt thanks also goes out to our fantastic education staff who go above and beyond to support our young people and give them the best opportunity to flourish."     




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Last modified on 01 September 2022