Students at The Blue Coat School celebrate their results

Date published: 20 August 2020

Results have risen nationally at GCSE, and Blue Coat is no exception. 89% of all students achieved a grade 9-4 in English and Maths and 38% of all grades awarded were between grades 9-7. But glib headlines don't tell the full story.

Students worked hard in the months leading up to lock down, they gained new knowledge and skills, they met new friends and consolidated old relationships. Many of our students were bitterly disappointed not get the chance to take the exams, but the grades they have received were a recognition of their commitment, effort and ability during their time at Blue Coat.

Now students have their grades they are ready to embark on the next stage of learning. For many of our students this means staying on at Blue Coat sixth form.

Josh Harvey, from central Oldham, is looking forward to continuing his studies in Mathematics and Physics as he seeks a route into one of England’s top universities.

Sophie Norman of Chadderton is a talented musician. She plays the flute and is a valued member of the Oldham Youth Orchestra and Oldham Youth Wind Band and is looking forward to continuing her studies.

Hannah Diamond, from Diggle has manged to combine playing Netball for England alongside her studies. Hannah will continue with both her Netball and education at Blue Coat next year.

Rebecca Mellor, from Royton, is looking forward to studying at Blue Coat Sixth Form where she will continue to study her favourite subject, History.

Headteacher Rob Higgins said:

“We are absolutely delighted by the results our pupils have achieved. Results may have been calculated differently this year, but they reflect the hard work, effort and commitment of pupils, their families and staff.

“We are incredibly proud of them all. Proud of the results they have achieved, the resilience and positivity they have shown throughout an incredibly challenging few months and proud of the young adults they have become.

“It has been a pleasure to enrol so many of our Year 11 pupils into our Sixth Form to continue their education with us next year. We also wish those pupils who are pursing different routes the best of luck for the future.

“We can’t wait to welcome them and all other year groups back to school in September.”


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