GCSE and Vocational Exam Success


Selston High School Inspires Success

Students, staff and family were celebrating at Selston High School on Thursday morning as they received this year’s GCSE results.

With the new tougher grading system, with less coursework now in place teachers nationally have been expressing their concerns about the demands this is places on young people.

As this years Ofsted inspection confirmed the culture at Selston where “pupils feel safe, well cared for and supported in school” with “relationships between adults and pupils being productive” and “teachers create a positive learning environment in lessons” has led to yet more improvements in the schools examination results. 

The school is delighted that its overall points score has risen from 42.6 to 43.2 (attainment 8).

Within that score the school is particularly pleased that the percentage of students achieving the higher grades in English has risen from 62% to 65% and Mathematics has risen from 70% to 72% with overall now over 60% getting good grades in both Maths and English

At Selston High School there were many great individual success stories with all the hard work of students and staff really paying off.

As a small school it is particularly pleasing that we have seen a rise in the number of the super top grades this year with 30 grade 9 or equivalent being awarded.

Headteacher Paul Halcro, stated that he was very pleased with the students’ results this year which ‘reflected the hard work of students and staff and the outstanding support from parents over the last 5 years’, adding that as Ofsted confirmed ‘we are a good school who are aware of our strengths and weaknesses and we will continue to strive to do the best for all of our students’