TIGHS celebrates exceptional GCSE Results

  • 84% of students achieve a ‘strong pass’ in GCSE English and Maths.
  • 93% 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.

84% 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, Maths, Science, 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 important subjects such as Science, Languages, History and Geography – 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’.   Tougher exams in English and Maths were introduced a year earlier.

Humaira Toorawa achieved the top grade ‘9’ in eight subjects – as well as one Grade ‘8’, two ‘A*’s and a Grade ‘A’. She commented:

“I am really humbled that my friends and I have done so well. These exams were so challenging and stressful, so we are really thrilled to have secured excellent grades. We simply could not have achieved this without the support of our amazing teachers.”

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 85% 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:

“These really are life-changing outcomes for our amazing students, particularly when you think about the new, tougher exams. Our parents, staff and students really make us proud. As well as securing fantastic grades, we want our young women to have excellent character, be responsible citizens and serve their communities passionately.”

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

In January 2018, 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 sixth 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.

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