SEEING pupils’ progress gave staff at Mossley Hollins High School as much pleasure as the high grades that were achieved.
Overall, the feeling at the Huddersfield Road establishment is one of being ‘really pleased’ at the pass rate.
More than 70 per cent of students achieved a good grade in both maths and English – 75 per cent is maths and 82 per cent in English.
And high achievers’ marks were praised as being ‘particularly impressive given the national decrease in the percentage of students achieving the very top grades this year in comparison to recent years.’
Among those highlighted were Mia Newton, Eloise Brown and Max Whitwam, who achieved Grades Eight and Nine in a number of subjects.
And a Mossley Hollins spokesman said: “The school is also delighted to report astonishing progress in learning across the five years from Nathan Crossland, Gracie-Rose Mallon, Tyler Butters and Jasmine Strongitharm Small, all of whom worked exceptionally hard despite, in some cases, very challenging circumstances, and performed at a level way beyond expectations.
“As always, we are very proud of our students, particularly given the challenging circumstances which they have endured over the past few years.
“They have worked extremely hard and risen to so many challenges to secure results which will allow them to take the next steps into education, training or employment.
“Students’ achievement is very pleasing in a range of subjects particularly in Separate Sciences with more than 50 per cent of students achieving a Grade Seven or above in all three sciences.
“Similarly, there were excellent results in Physical Education where 41 per cent of students achieved Grade Seven-Nine, Food and Nutrition where 70 per cent of students achieved Grade Six or above, Design and Technology where over 60 per cent of students achieved a Grade Five or above and Health and Social Care where over 45 per cent of students achieved Distinction.
“The school would also like to thank our parents and families for their help, support and encouragement and our staff for all their hard work and for the support they have provided to our students.
“As always we look forward to hearing of the continued success of our students at college and beyond.”