GCSE results day: Hulme students triumph over adversity

Date published: 12 August 2021

Oldham Hulme Grammar School's Year 11 students are celebrating another set of fantastic GCSE results this morning.

They have endured the most challenging set of circumstances throughout their courses thanks to school closures, remote learning and all of the uncertainties surrounding the process for the awarding of grades.

This year’s results were awarded using a system of Teacher Assessed Grades using extensive evidence of students’ achievement throughout their courses, including in formal assessments in school.

OHGS staff have always been proud of theirr students, but never more so than during the pandemic.

They have met the challenges of remote learning with resilience, commitment and with good-humour.

Staff are also are delighted for them that today they are receiving the excellent grades that their efforts deserve.

Hulme students have achieved 99% grades 9-4, with 69% of grades at 9-7 and 21% of grades at grade 9.

Four Hulme students have achieved the remarkable feat of being awarded 10x grade 9s.

Jiya Dhoot also achieved 10 grade 9s

They were Jiya Dhoot, Adan Imran, Jonathan Taylor and Isobella Sloan.

Meanwhile, 53% of OHGS pupils achieved at least 7x grade 7s.

OHGS Principal Craig Mairs said: “It is often said that you learn a lot about people in adversity.

"This has certainly been the case for our pupils and staff over the last two academic years.

"Our pupils have responded to the terrible circumstances of the pandemic with great determination and fortitude and our staff with dedication and ingenuity.

"Their provision of high quality live lessons throughout the periods of lockdown, has enabled our students to fulfil their potential and achieve these superb grades.

"They can now look forward to starting their A Level courses and we wish them every continued success."

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