TIGHS celebrates exceptional GCSE Results
Thursday 24th August 2017
- 81% of students achieve a ‘strong pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
- 92% of students achieve a ‘standard pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
- 76% of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
Students, staff and parents at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College are today celebrating exceptional GCSE results, placing the school as one of the highest achieving in the region and the country.
81% of students achieved GCSEs with grades 9-5 in English and Maths, whilst 76% achieved the English Baccalaureate.
The English Baccalaureate recognises achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects. It is awarded to students who achieve grades 9-5 in English and Maths as well as grades A*-C in two Sciences, a modern foreign language and History or Geography. Nationally, around a tenth of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
This was the first year when new tougher exams in English and Maths – assessed using a 9-1 grading system – were completed by students across the country. A grade ‘5’ or higher is considered a ‘strong pass’ whilst a grade ‘4’ is considered a ‘standard pass’.
Saaleha Iqbal achieved the top grade ‘9’ in each of the new GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths as well as 6 A* grades and 3 A grades in other subjects. She commented: ‘I am thrilled that my friends and I have done so well. These exams were much harder than previous years, so we are really pleased to have achieved excellent grades. Our teachers were quite amazing all year, so we feel a huge debt of gratitude to them.’
The GCSE results come just a week after the school achieved fantastic A Level results – with 99% of A Levels completed at A*-C and 86% of vocational courses completed at ‘DDD’ Distinction grade or better.
(Mufti) Hamid Patel, Chief Executive of Tauheedul Education Trust, reflected on the achievements and underlined the wider mission of the school: ‘These really are exceptional outcomes, particularly considering the incredibly challenging new exams this year. Our parents, staff and students deserve huge credit for their efforts. As well as securing the best exam results, we want our young women to have excellent character, be responsible citizens within their communities and demonstrate a strong commitment to serving others.’
The academic achievements are part of several accolades the school has received over the past few years.
In January 2017, the Government confirmed that students make more progress at TIGHS than any other school in the country, using a new measure called ‘Progress 8’. They also reported that, for the fifth successive year, TIGHS is one of the best schools in the country for achievement by students with low prior achievement at primary school and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In March 2014, the school was given an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted inspectors, the third time in a row that the school has received the highest accolade. In their inspection report, Ofsted praised ‘exceptional progress’ and ‘outstanding leadership’ at the school.
Added By: Tauheedul Girls | Date Added: 24th Aug 2017 | Posted In: Latest News