GCSE Results Day 2021 at Culcheth High School has been a results day like no other. The global pandemic and huge disruption to the education system has hugely impacted on learning and caused a change in the way that this year’s GCSE qualifications are assessed with GCSE exams cancelled and teachers assessing students instead.
Despite this, it has been a vibrant and exciting morning at Culcheth High School as students, parents and staff celebrate some excellent GCSE results, this year.
On behalf of the staff and governors of Culcheth High School, I would like to congratulate our Year 11 students on their excellent GCSE exam results. There have also been some fantastic individual performances, which reflect the hard work of the students in their GCSE studies. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students for their efforts and wish them all the very best in their next steps.
We are delighted with and very proud of our students’ achievements, and I would like to thank all the staff for their dedication and hard work which have supported this level of achievement through the GCSE courses.
Finally, a big thank you to all the parents and guardians who have supported the students and school to help our young people achieve this level of success in their GCSE examinations. It would not be surprising to hear media reports of ‘grade inflation’ because it is likely that the distribution of GCSE grades is different from years when exams had taken place, or indeed last year’s grades when exams were cancelled. This is because this year’s approach to GCSE assessment is completely different from other years and making direct comparisons is therefore, impossible. It would be like comparing apples to oranges. This does not represent a devaluing of the 2021 GCSE grades awarded to students. It is quite the opposite; this cohort of students has suffered more educational disruption than any cohort since the Second World War and their achievements are extraordinary in such difficult circumstances and should be celebrated.
Culcheth High School’s 2021 GCSE Results aren’t just down to ‘Centre Assessed Grades’ but are a result of five years of dedication, enthusiasm and hard work on behalf of everyone in our school community. Students have achieved what they fully deserve and it fills us with pride that they leave Culcheth High School to start their next chapter in their journey.
All students leave us after contributing so much to our school community, showing us that they can be the best that they can be and upholding our school values of respect, honesty and excellence. We wish every single student from Culcheth High School’s Class of 2021, all the very best for the future.
Good Luck! #WeAreCHS
Individual Student Performances
We would especially like to congratulate a number of our students for their individual academic success and some outstanding personal progress. These include Will Hewson, Alex Burlinson, Charlotte Davies, Harley Johnson, Lauren Reade, Emma Grindley, Lucy Rawlinson, Katie Tanner, Gabby Unsworth, Harvey Ackerley and Grace McGarity.
Mr C P Hunt