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A Level Results Reflect School Improvement

Students at Grange Technology College are celebrating today as the school records a welcome improvement following a turbulent period in its long history.  Early indications are that today’s results are indicative of the progress made over the last year, with staff and students committed to their teaching & learning respectively.

Waqar Firdoos topped the class with grades A (English Literature), B (History) and A* (Sociology).  Other outstanding achievements include Raqeem Tanweer with grades A (English Literature), B (History), and C (Mathematics).  Head Girl Amreen Rafiq achieved grades A (Religion and Philosophy), A (Sociology) and C (Law) in a busy year where she co-led the student leadership team through a range of challenges including raising £2300 for charity and winning a Community Hearts Award for her volunteering and charity work. Many other students achieved the grades required for their chosen university courses and we wish them all well.  

There is even greater cause for celebration this year because this time last year the school was adjusting to life in special measures following an Ofsted inspection in May 2016.  Now, under the leadership of Paul Morrissey (Executive Headteacher) and Alison Mander (Headteacher) from Guiseley School, Grange has received three very positive monitoring visits by Her Majesty’s Inspectors and today’s results are further evidence of their impact at Bradford’s largest school. 

Miss Mander said: “These results signify another step in the right direction here at Grange. We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and delighted to see their commitment, determination and hard work paying off today.  We look forward to seeing how they progress in their chosen pathways, with so many of them moving on to their chosen universities.  Whilst it is encouraging to see this improvement, we are under no illusions about the task ahead.  This is a long-term project and we need to continue to do things differently and better to make Grange the school our community deserves.” 

Read the press coverage about results day here.