Darwen Vale High School Principal Matthew Little said: “Our students are celebrating some exceptional individual GCSE results today, with a number achieving top grades, including the new grade 9, in a range of subjects including Maths and English. Lucy Townsend and Hannah Gudgeon are fantastic examples of these; both achieving the new Grade 9 in English Literature and English Language and gaining six A*s, four As and two Distinction stars.
Strong performing subjects included English, where 65% of students achieved the new Government Benchmark Grade 9-4. In fact nearly half (49.2%) of our students gained the new Grade 5 or above ‘strong pass’. Overall 49% of our students gained a Grade 9-4 in both Maths and English.
I would like to take the opportunity to formally acknowledge the hard work and efforts of all our students and staff in securing these outcomes.”