Students celebrate exceptional GCSE Results

  • 88% of students achieve a ‘strong pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
  • 94% of students achieve a ‘standard pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
  • 74% of students achieve the English Baccalaureate. The average grade in the English Baccalaureate subjects is 6.9.

Students are celebrating this morning after receiving fantastic GCSE and vocational results at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College.

Exams were cancelled this summer due to the COVID—19 pandemic.   Exam boards issued grades based on the teachers’ predictions.

Munira Khanjra achieved the top grade ‘9’ in thirteen subjects.  She will be going on to study A Levels in Psychology, Chemistry, Biology and Sociology at TIGHS 6th Form.  Munira reflected,

‘I am overwhelmed to have achieved such incredible grades in all of my subjects and thrilled to be able to go on to college. After so much worry and confusion over the past few weeks, it is a massive relief to receive these grades.’

Khadija Musa was awarded the highest grade in eleven subjects and grade ‘8’ in two subjects. She will be going on to study A Levels in Psychology, Chemistry, Biology and Maths at TIGHS 6th Form.    Khadija exclaimed,

‘Wow!  What a relief!  I feel so blessed to have so many amazing people in my life who have helped me to get to this moment.’

Mehroz Ashiq received the top grade ‘9’ in twelve subjects and grade ‘8’ in one subject.  She will be going on to study A Levels in Computer Science, Further Maths and Chemistry at Cardinal Newman College.   Mehroz commented,

‘It has been a really difficult summer.  My thoughts are with everyone whose life has been affected by the pandemic.  I am so grateful to my teachers for all of their efforts on my behalf.  Without them, and the support and reassurance of my parents, I simply would not have these achievements today.’

At the school, 88% of students achieved GCSEs with grades 9-5 in English and Maths, whilst 74% achieved the English Baccalaureate.  The average grade (points score) in the English Baccalaureate subjects was 6.9.

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, Maths, Science, a modern foreign language and History or Geography.   Nationally, around 17% of students achieve the English Baccalaureate and the average grade in the English Baccalaureate subjects is 4.0.

Over the past few years, new tougher exams have been introduced for all GCSE subjects – assessed using a 9-1 grading system.   A grade ‘5’ or higher is considered a ‘strong pass’ whilst a grade ‘4’ is considered a ‘standard pass’.

The GCSE results come just a week after the school achieved fantastic A Level results – with 100% of A Levels completed at A*-C – and exceptional outcomes in vocational courses, with 96% completed at ‘DDD’ Distinction grade or better.

(Mufti) Hamid Patel, Chief Executive of Star Academies which runs the school, reflected on the unique circumstances of this summer’s results,

‘Much has been made this year of algorithms and teacher predictions.  However, at its core, this is about the future of our young people and helping each and every one of them to realise their value and achieve their dreams.  We are delighted to be able to help them with this today.’

The academic achievements at the school are part of several accolades the school has received over the past few years.

In January 2020, for the fourth year running, the Government league tables confirmed that students make more progress at TIGHS than at any other school in the country, using a measure called ‘Progress 8’.  ‘Progress 8’ reflects the improvement that all students make in a school, compared to their peers of similar ability across the country.

The league tables also reported that, for each of the past ten years, 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.

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