YEARS of hard work and dedication has certainly paid off for students at Fairfield High School For Girls in Droylsden.
The Fairfield Avenue school has reported “consistently outstanding” GCSE and Vocational Course results for its Class of 2023.
Ofqual, the government department which regulates qualifications, exams and assessments, had informed schools that they were bringing results back in line with pre-pandemic years, with many therefore expecting a drop in grades.
But Tameside’s only all-girls secondary school said it is “incredibly proud” that its number of Grade 9s at GCSE level (the highest grade) has “more than doubled” since 2019 and is “even better” than last year, with over 100 in total across the curriculum.
Overall, 36 per cent of grades achieved by pupils at Fairfield were Grade 7+ or equivalent, which is also an increase on both 2019 and 2022 results.
The proportion of pupils achieving the headline measure of a Grade 5 or above in both English and Maths has also increased compared to four years ago.
A spokesperson for the school said: “Pupils worked incredibly hard to achieve these results and we are so proud of what they have accomplished.
“Fairfield staff have ensured that a knowledge-rich and well-sequenced curriculum, outstanding teaching quality and first-class intervention and support meant that pupils can move on to their next chapter with a strong set of results.
“This evidences their achievements at Fairfield and complements the personal development they have experienced as part of the Fairfield community.”