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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College

    Congratulations to Year 11 on another set of strong GCSE results

    Students from Thirsk School and Sixth Form College have once again gained a strong set of GCSE results. In the new Maths and English papers, which are more challenging than in previous years, 79% gained a good pass in English, and 75% in Maths. In both subjects 21% of students gained grades 7-9, the equivalent of the old A-A* grades. These are huge successes in a year of considerable change in the exam system, representing the enormous work put in by staff and students alike, and reflecting all the strengths shown in the school’s recent Ofsted report.

    Within these results there are some incredible individual success stories.  Amongst these were Patryk Wasnewski, who gained 7A*s, a 6 and two 7s, James Cook who gained 6A*s, a 7, an 8 and a 9, Abigail Collins who gained 5 A*s, 2 As and a 7, an 8 and a 9, Marianne Morrice who gained 4 A*s, 3 As, two 8s and a 9 and Carla Dyson who achieved 4 A*s, 3 As an 8 and two 7s. These outstanding results set our students up well to enter our high achieving sixth form. It is notable that across the school, many students of all abilities and interests achieved significantly above their targets in a wide variety of subjects. They should all be extremely proud of themselves.

    Stuart Mason, Headteacher, said that ‘our priority in the school’s plan is to ensure all students achieve to their potential. Our success in this has been recognised by Ofsted, and has now been shown in both our A level and our GCSE results. In a year of huge change in the exam system, these results reflect the hard work of students of all abilities. 2016-17 has been a hugely successful year for the school in many areas and I am grateful to all the staff and parents for their skill and dedication.’