Students at Hulme Hall Grammar School in Stockport were celebrating yesterday (at a social distance!) after receiving their GCSE results, which were once again well above the national average.
Results in the all-important core subjects were excellent. Particularly impressive were the Mathematics results where candidates achieved a 90% pass rate (national average 79%) whilst 84% of English students attained a Grade 4 or above (national average 80%).
Said Headmaster, Mr Grierson, “After a very uncertain few months and indeed a very uncertain few days in terms of GCSE results, it was heartening to see so many smiling faces among our Year 11 Leavers. As a year group they have shown great resilience and determination since March and we were so pleased to be able to welcome them back on site for their well-deserved results.”
The Science department are also celebrating after building on last year’s already excellent results in Physics, Biology and Chemistry with a pass rate of 97% across the three disciplines and 67% of grades being at 7 or above. There were also 100% pass rates for French, Spanish, Geography, Food Preparation & Nutrition, 3D Design, Photography, Music and Drama at the school.
Outgoing Head Girl, Becky, led the way in terms of individual achievement attaining three Grade 9s in English Literature, Psychology and French, making it the third consecutive year that the MFL department have attained the top grade. In addition, her six Grade 8s means that she is on track to study A Levels at Aquinas College in September. Head Boy, Keegan, was not far behind with one Grade 9 in History, three Grade 8s and five Grade 7s.
However, Mr Grierson was quick to point out that achieving academic success was not just about attaining top grades. He said, “It is rewarding to see so many of our students fulfilling and even exceeding their academic potential. Whilst the pupils and the teaching staff obviously deserve immense credit for these results, the very important role played by the pastoral team at Hulme Hall should not be underestimated.”
He continued, “It is the caring and nurturing environment that the school provides which allows our pupils to flourish and achieve such results.”
Parent, Mrs Longsden couldn’t agree more with this philosophy. She believes that her son was able to achieve his GCSEs through the “hard work” of the staff and the fact they “believed in him always.” She continued, “We cannot thank the school enough for the support over the years and giving him a chance.”
Said Mr Grierson “As a non-selective school our aim is always to allow our children to achieve, if not exceed, their potential and once again the results show that we have fulfilled our objective. We are confident that our pupils leave having a sense of purpose and a lifelong love of learning.”
As thoughts turn towards the new academic year, the school hopes to run its Open Events in accordance with government guidelines in October, with in-session Open Mornings running throughout the year. Anyone wishing to visit the school should check the website for up to date information on all open events and tours https://www.hulmehallschool.org/open-events/