On a beautiful August morning the sun indeed shone on the 2022 cohort of Year 11 students at Park Community School as they received their GCSE results. Having had to study through unprecedented times, it was testament to their resilience, fortitude, optimism and sheer hard work that they overcame the hurdles placed in front of them by Covid and delivered the best set of results that the school has achieved for some years.
Thronged by their families, there were plenty of smiles and tears of joy as the envelopes were eagerly torn open. Bucking the national trend, Park students improved on their colleagues’ performance in 2019, with well over two thirds of them achieving grades 9-4 across subjects including English and Maths. Across all grades, in fact, students outperformed previous years. This was also a good year for our core subjects, with 83% and 77% of students achieving pass grades in English and Maths respectively.
Then, of course, there were some spectacular stand-out performances, with no less than ten students completing a clean sweep of grades 8 and 9 across their subjects. And many more students attained grades well above their targets, taking them through to the next step in their educational journey.
The staff of Park School would like to wish our wonderful Class of 2022 the best for their futures, wherever that may take them!
Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.