A Level Results!
A Level results day is always an emotional time for students and staff as we discover how well our young people have achieved and what the implications will be for the future.
This year was no different and there was the usual mix of nerves and excitement as the students arrived to collect their results.
Following the recent Ofsted inspection, we know there is still a great deal of work to be done to make Grange the outstanding school our community deserves. However, as we look ahead to September, it is encouraging to see an improvement in results across non-vocational subjects and in vocational subjects which saw the greatest gains against last year. This represents a step in the right direction as we embark on the 'Twelve Month Turnaround' to make Grange great again.
It is also positive to hear so many students tell us they have been successful in gaining a place at their chosen University. On average, 80% of Year 13 students who leave Grange go to university and we are confident of matching or even exceeding that figure this year.
There are some fantastic and notable individual success stories amongst Year 13. Humaira Khan achieved a fantastic Distinction* grade in Health & Social Care and Business and an outstanding A in Psychology. Aleena Latif and Ali Haider were outstanding in Business, with each collecting three Distinction* grades to come top of the class. Ali said he is “really happy” with his results and is looking forward to studying Accounting & Finance at Bradford University next year. Alisha Khan scored two magnificent A grades in Sociology and Psychology and a B in Religion & Philosophy.
Kanwal Hussain who was one of our top art students this year received two incredible A grades in the subject and will go on to study Art at Huddersfield University. Sariyah Sait, who got B grades in Maths and Art and a D in Product Design said: “I am really pleased with my results. I would like to have done better in Product Design but I was actually predicted lower so I’m ok with that. Most importantly I got the grades I needed for Bradford University so I’m looking forward to celebrating with my friends later!” Nabeel Akram, who was a member of the Student Leadership Team in Year 12, took to Twitter to celebrate, saying “I actually got into Uni; can’t thank the school enough.” There were many other students who scored B and C grades across the board and who deserve credit for their hard work.
Congratulations to everyone who is enjoying their exam results. Good luck to all our leavers in whatever you do next and we look forward to welcoming many Year 12 students back in September.
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