Celebrating results at Longdendale
It has been a rewarding year of GCSE results for learners at Longdendale High School.
Head teacher Andrea Jones said the results reflected the hard work and dedication put in by the learners. She went on to say: “We are delighted with the GCSE results for our Class of 2019. Our aspiration to achieve and to be successful has certainly paid off for our learners and we are extremely proud of them.”
Andrea puts the successes down to the learners and staff saying: “With the support of a dedicated team of staff, and alongside the learners’ own talent, hard work and commitment, the learners have achieved these well-deserved results. It has been a fantastic five year journey and we are delighted to see our collective efforts rewarded. We wish all of our learners the best of luck for the future.”
The performance of the school is reflected in great results in many subjects, most notably in English, English literature, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, art, dance, drama, design technology, and music where results are well above the national average. There were some fantastic individual achievements with more than 20 learners achieving at least 5 GCSEs at the very top grades. These included Daniel and Beth, this year’s head boy and head girl, who secured a fantastic seventeen Grades 7-9 between them. This is the first year that learners have taken the new reformed GCSEs in all subjects, and the learners at Longdendale have approached the challenges this posed with great tenacity and resilience, and the school is very proud of all of their achievements.
The ongoing success of the school was reflected in the school being designated as a National Flagship School for Inclusion earlier this year, and this reflects the ongoing support and guidance in place across the school for all learners to be successful in all aspects of school life and beyond. Andrea added that these results supported the future opportunities for the learners as they go on to their chosen routes in further education and training.