Photos: Pendle class of 2014 celebrate GCSE results

High schools across Pendle are commenting on the results of their students’ GCSEs, with headteachers revealing their thoughts on it.

Pendle Vale College is very pleased with the exam results achieved by this year’s Year 11 cohort. The overall results of 48% of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, is an improvement and step forward when compared to the results of 12 months ago.

Park High School student Kelly Cheng who earned 12 A* and one A in her GCSE results on Thursday.

Park High School student Kelly Cheng who earned 12 A* and one A in her GCSE results on Thursday.

They are convinced this is hugely significant when considered in the context of a great deal of volatility, change and uncertainty in the exam results nationally this year.

Headteacher Mr Steve Wilson has happily passed on his sincerest congratulations to the hard-working and talented class of 2014 and to the committed and supportive staff at Pendle Vale.

He said: “I wish all the students the greatest success and happiness in their future pursuits.”

Students at Colne Park High School are flying high after receiving some exceptional GCSE results.

Deserving a special mention are the achievements of Kelly Cheng and Lotte Gleeson who each attained 12 A* and 1 A grades, and Samuel Bolton with 7 A* and 4 A grades.

Overall 53% of Park High students achieved A*-C grades in English and Mathematics.

Headteacher Dr Paul Parkin said “There have been some outstanding individual performances and I am genuinely pleased for each and every one of them.

“The students have worked extremely hard in all aspects of school life and have been exceptionally well supported by the staff and their parents. As ever, I remain very proud to be headteacher of this school.”

And Marsden Heights Community College is also congratulating its students. Ian Adlington, deputy head, said: “We are once again delighted with the achievements of our students in their GCSE examinations this year. Students of all abilities have done well both in terms of the grades they have achieved and the progress they have made during their time at Marsden Heights.”

Among these: Sahira Hameed achieved 5 A* grades, 3 A grades and 2 B grades. Andrew Cain achieved 3 A* grades, 4 A grades and 2 B grades. Haliqa Ul-Haq achieved 4 A* grades and 6 A grades. Luaren Bridge made 5 levels progress in English and Science and 4 levels progress in Maths during her time with us. Cameron Anderson made 5 levels progress uin English and Science and 4 levels progress in Maths.

And Mr Adlington revealed: “57% of our students achieved A*-C grades in English, and 55% in maths. 39% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and maths

“We would like to thank all members of our Learning Community for their hard work and congratulate the students on their efforts and achievements this year.”

West Craven High School’s head Mr Craig Baker said: “We are pleased that despite the enormous volatility in results seen nationally, this year we have not been affected as much as some schools.

“Ofqual have been explicit that results this year cannot be compared to last year, and in light of this, our figure of 50% 5A*-C including English and Maths is one our staff and students we can be rightly proud of. English has remained at National Average with Maths just under.

“Some notable successes include Oliver Wilkinson in Year 9 who gained A* in French, Year 10 students Tilly May Johnson, Nimrah Khan and Ellie McKee and some outstanding results for Year 11 students Emily Cox, Natasha Darcey and James Goodall, to name but a few.”