Across the board GCSE success but concern for maths results at Brooksbank School

GCSE results at Brooksbank High
GCSE results at Brooksbank High

The Brooksbank School in Elland reported healthy GCSE grades across the board but expressed concern for the school’s maths results.

Head teacher Kevin McCallion said it was a confusing picture this morning and the school was waiting to see national trends to determine how the school had performed in comparison.

“Across the board, GCSE results are healthy and we have made encouraging progress with 25 out of 29 subjects making progress above the national expectation - which is credit to the hard work of staff and students.

“We have concern for our maths results, we need to see how we compare nationally to see if this is a national issue or a Brooksbank issue,” said Mr McCallion.

He said the school had previously received notification to expect fluctuation in GCSE results, this year, after changes and disruption to the school curriculum by government during the academic year.

Celebrating in the school canteen, this morning, was Imogen Allison who achieved two Distinction*, three A*’s and four A’s.

“I cried getting my results - I am so happy, I didn’t expect to do so well,” said Imogen who collected her results with her mother and was later heading to London with her father and brother where they will continue the celebrations.

In September, Imogen will head to Greenhead College in Huddersfield where she will study Chemistry, Biology, PE and Psychology at A-level.

James Hiley got one A*, seven A’s, one B and a Distinction.

He said: “I’m over the moon. I was hoping for A’s but was not expecting an A* in Chemistry - I’m speechless. My parents will be so proud and imagine they will take me out for a nice meal tonight to celebrate.”

James will continue at Brooksbank sixth-form where he will study Biology, Geography, PE and Physics.

Harriet Hamber-Stott said she and her parents, who were in school with her, were really happy with her nine A and two B grades.