2015 GCSE Results
- 91% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and Maths.
- 74% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate.
TIGHS celebrates outstanding GCSEs
Students, staff and parents at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College were today celebrating outstanding GCSE results, placing the school as the one of the highest achieving in the region and the country.
91% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C with English and Maths, whilst 74% achieved the English Baccalaureate.
The English Baccalaureate has been introduced by the Government to recognise achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects. It is awarded to students who achieve A*-C in each of English, Maths, two Sciences, a modern foreign language and History or Geography. Nationally, only around 25% of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
Two students achieved 14A* grades – the best possible results – including Soaad Patel who said: ‘The results are just amazing. Everyone in the school has done so well. On behalf of all of my year group, I am so grateful to our teachers for their amazing efforts and our parents for their support throughout our time at Tauheedul. It’s great to see the hard work of all of my friends rewarded with excellent grades.’
Executive Principal (Mufti) Hamid Patel, said: ‘Despite exams getting much tougher over the past few years, our students have once again achieved exceptional results. Their sacrifice and hard work – and that of all of our staff – has been just remarkable.
‘We’re delighted that – once again – TIGHS has achieved some of the best results in the country and continues to deliver the very best education to young people in the area.’
The GCSE results come just a week after the school achieved fantastic A level results – with 76% of students leaving Tauheedul Sixth Form with 3A*-Cs at A level.
The academic achievements are part of several accolades the school has received over the past two years.
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.
In January 2015, the Government confirmed that Tauheedul is one of the best schools in the country for achievement by students with low prior achievement at primary school and from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In September 2013, a group of leading academics commissioned by Trinity Mirror’s Data Unit ranked Tauheedul as the highest amongst over 3000 state-funded schools. Unlike Government league tables which focus on GCSE results, the ranking by Trinity Mirror provided a ‘comprehensive view’ based on 20 official government indicators – taking into account everything from the expected levels of achievement, quality of teaching, levels of truancy, progression to jobs and university as well as behaviour.
Added By: Tauheedul Girls | Date Added: 20th Aug 2015 | Posted In: Latest News