Students celebrate exceptional GCSE Results

  • 83% of students achieve a ‘strong pass’ (grades 9-5) in GCSE English and Maths.
  • 93% of students achieve a ‘standard pass’ (grades 9-4) in GCSE English and Maths.
  • 65% of students achieve the English Baccalaureate (grades 9-5).

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.

83% of students achieved GCSEs with grades 9-5 in English and Maths, whilst 65% achieved the English Baccalaureate.  The average grade (points score) in the English Baccalaureate subjects was 6.6.

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, fewer than one in five of students achieve the English Baccalaureate and the average grade in the English Baccalaureate subjects is 4.0.

Amina Iqbal achieved the top grade ‘9’ in eleven subjects.  She reflected: “The exams we completed in the summer were incredibly tough, so I am delighted and relieved that so many of my friends and I have achieved top grades.  A lot of credit must go to our amazing teachers and long-suffering parents!”

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 exceptional outcomes in vocational courses, with 83% completed at ‘DDD’ Distinction grade or better.

(Mufti) Hamid Patel, Chief Executive of Star Academies, reflected on the achievements and underlined the wider mission of the school, “Despite harder exams, our amazing students have worked really hard to achieve life-changing outcomes. They owe a lot to their devoted parents and our fantastic teachers and support staff.  However, it is not just about excellent grades. We are also proud that our young women have developed good character, are informed and responsible citizens and have a commitment to serving their communities passionately.”

Schools Minister Lord Agnew said: “Today marks the culmination of much hard work from students and teachers alike, and I want to congratulate all those involved in the exceptional results at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School, and the wider team at Star Academies. GCSE results can be the springboard for a whole career, so whether young people choose further study through A levels, an apprenticeship or a vocational qualification, they should be full of excitement about the next stage in their lives.”

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

In January 2019, for the third 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 the seventh 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.

The school is also one of just a few in Lancashire to have achieved all eight Gatsby benchmarks for quality careers education and guidance.

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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