The eagerly awaited 2012 GCSE results didn’t disappoint with a record number of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths. 100% of the Year Group obtained their GCSE grades and 99% achieved at least 5 or more GCSEs. However, the school nearly lost all its results due to a power cut that hit the Deep dale area of Preston causing all the computers to crash!
The Headteacher Peter Cunningham said that whilst it was very frustrating waiting for the power company to fix the fault, it was well worth the wait.
The pupils had worked tremendously hard over the past year and their teachers had predicted this could be another bumper year for top grades. With 14 pupils each achieving 5 or more A* and A grades and over 20% of the Year achieving at least 3 or more A* and A grades, the school looks set to record a new milestone with the greatest number of top grades in its history after being rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011.
Mr Cunningham also said: “we are particularly pleased with the Maths results and delighted to see 66% achieving A* to C which is well above our target of 55%. It really is satisfying to see all their efforts rewarded with excellent results”.
The GCSE results have exceeded all the governments ‘floor targets’ with 75% making 3 or more levels of progress in English and 70% in Maths. This is the first time the school has seen more than 50% achieve 5 or more GCSEs at grade C and above including English and Maths.
The results this year provide the school with a solid platform with which to launch the next phase in its development. With a new Sports Hall planned for next year and proposals to open a sixth form, Moor Park looks set to lift standards of education even further in the future.