Amazing Exam Success At Preston
Thursday, August 12, 2021
We could not be prouder!
GCSE Results Press Release – August 2021
The Preston School Class of 2021 are an amazing collection of young people! It is difficult enough being a 15/16 year old young person in the world that we live in today, without having to cope with a global pandemic that takes away so many things from them that they were looking forward to, and entitled to over the last 18 months. As a school ,we could not be prouder of the way that all of our students have handled this situation and especially the maturity and resilience that has been shown by our Year 11 students.
At Preston we say that our job as a school is to both help our young people mature and develop so that they have the personal, social and professional skills to go on and do anything in the world that they want to do, alongside growing their learning skills to succeed academically. Unsurprisingly our Class of 2021 have done both superbly and we are incredibly proud of the young people that they are and the exam grades that they have gained.
We have all heard the term ‘grade inflation’ a lot this week and it is something that I want to address. The normal exam system suppresses grades and therefore students’ achievements, as currently there are only so many students in the country who can achieve a certain grade for each subject. The system this year, whilst it has some faults, has allowed students to get what their teachers thought their work and endeavor deserved. A notional capping of achievement by politicians does not seem a positive or optimistic system to me and it is one I have campaigned against for many years. I do hope that moving forward we can remove these glass ceilings on the academic achievements of our young people so that all students can sit exams and gain the results that they deserve.
There are some amazing performances from students in terms of the academic progress that they have made since they joined us. The following students have made the most academic progress out of the whole year group: Viki A, Celina C, Joseph R, Zola G, Kiara M, Alan K, Chloe M, Ida K, Matt F, Olivia T, Jacob H, Emily F, Adam C and Eden H.
Students with the highest attainment include:
Abi W, Adam C, Hannah B, Emily W, Chloe S, Chris K, Neve M, Emily F, Joe O, Viki A, Alexia P, Daisy H, Zola G, Miriam M, Tayla M, Jas B, Aidan V, Liam P, Stuart H and Eden H.
We are very proud of you and the learners and young people that you have become, and will go on to be.
The students are naturally delighted with their results and what they enable them to go on and do in the future. Preston School’s Principal, Gregg Morrison, said “we are delighted with this year’s GCSE exam results and are very proud of the children who have coped so well in incredibly testing conditions. We are pleased that so many of our students will once again now go on to study the course of their choice in the next stage of their life, and we wish them all well for the future.
Being a student at Preston is about more than just exam results: it is about the experiences, knowledge and skills that you gain to go out and be a fantastic and ambitious person in the world. I know that our students leave with those things in abundance as well as good academic qualifications. We wish all of our leavers all the very best of luck for the future and we look forward to hearing about your future successes – please do stay in touch and ‘Work Hard & Be Kind’ in everything that you do.
Our results & student experiences are under-pinned by a huge amount of hard work by students, staff and families. I am delighted with the progress that we are making as a school and how we have significantly improved the academic outcomes, as Ofsted challenged us to do. I look forward to that continuing throughout the next academic year and in the future with the exciting developments that we have planned. It is an exciting time to be at Preston as we look to become even greater as a school, and offer our students even more than we currently do”.