PUPILS at Saddleworth School were celebrating last month as they picked up some brilliant GCSE and BTEC results.
Among the happy students were Roshni Parmar-Hill and Abigail Williams who gained the highest scores possible in 11 subjects and their AS Critical Thinking exam.
The pair scored the new grade 9 in English Language, Literature and Maths and also got A*s in eight other subjects and an A in AS Level Critical Thinking.
This year sees the first of a set of changes to the GCSE curriculum and assessment, with English and Maths now graded on a scale of 9 to 1, rather than A* to G.
Similar changes will affect 20 more subjects from 2018, and the remainder from 2019 and the changes also affect the government Basics, Attainment 8, Progress 8 and Ebacc measures.
The Saddleworth cohort of 270 worked incredibly hard during their five years at the school and gained some superb grades.
Headteacher Matthew Milburn said: “Everyone at the school is in awe of the stunning achievement of Roshni and Abigail who worked so hard and gained the very highest grades.
“As a school team, we are determined to both support and challenge all pupils and these two very high achievers show that if you really apply yourself you can get spectacular results.”
Overall attainment at the school was very positive, with 80 per cent of pupils gaining 4-9 in English and 77 per cent in Maths.
72 per cent gained 4+ in both English and Maths and 51 per cent gained 5+ for the same measure.
Mr Milburn added: “I’d like to congratulate all the pupils and their families on these excellent outcomes that reflect immense hard work by all.
“I’d also like to thank the superb teaching and support team at Saddleworth that work tirelessly to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to achieve well.”
Find out more about Saddleworth School online: www.saddleworth.oldham.sch.uk