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Once again, we are very proud of our Year 11 pupils and it was a pleasure to see them collecting their GCSE results, with the overwhelming majority of pupils meeting aspirational targets and significant numbers of children exceeding target grades across a broad range of different subject areas.
In addition, many pupils secured the highest grades in the new 9-1 grading system in English and maths and A*/ A grades in science, French, Spanish, geography, history, sociology, religious education, Arabic, Persian, Portuguese and general studies. These outcomes are a credit to the children, their families and the staff team for all of their hard work and support over the year.
Darren Bello, who received three A’s, one 9, three B’s, one 8 and one 6 said “I’m extremely happy with my results, it was a really nice surprise to open my envelope and see higher results than I expected for myself.” His advice to pupils starting Year 11 is “to not be afraid to step out beyond what people are telling you you can do. If you put the hard work and the determination in then you can achieve.” Darren is now going to Allerton High Sixth Form to study maths, biology, chemistry and music.
Maisha Begum, who received one A*, four A’s, two 9’s and one 6, emphasised how important the intervention sessions were to her. “I went to every single intervention session and my grades are proof that it works.”
All their achievements demonstrate the hard work and effort from all involved. We are particularly pleased that the vast majority of pupils are now in a position to access their preferred pathway next year, be it further education, training or employment.
Shakra Ahmed wants to go into a career in Restorative Justice, after being an RP rep at Carr Manor Community School. She said, “I’d like to thanks the teachers who were willing to stay back to help us in their own time and everyone around me who has supported me.”
We have heard of the many successes of ex-pupils this summer who are going on to a range of training and employment opportunities, as well as the many going to universities across the country, including; Oxford, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, London School of Economics and University College London.
We are pleased to inform you that once again, the exiting Year 11 received a very strong set of GCSE results this year, with a further increase in the number of children attaining 5 or more A*-C GCSEs (50%), against a national decline in pass rates.
We are especially pleased with the very good levels of progress made by pupils across a wide range of subjects where the overwhelming majority of pupils met aspirational targets with significant numbers exceeding targets. The subjects include the core areas of English, maths, triple sciences, RE, sociology, French (and ‘home’ languages), geography, PE, art, performing arts and business.
It was a pleasure to see the pupils proud to receive their results in August and to know that they are all able to access their chosen pathways with confidence. These outcomes are a credit to the children, their families and staff team for all their hard work and support over the year.
With three A*s, five A’s, two B’s, a Distinction* and a Distinction, Chanelle Johnstone, who was awarded the Governors Award at our Presentation Afternoon in July, also had a very successful morning.
“I have been waiting all summer for my results and I am very happy with them. I did really well and gained the grades I wanted”.
Chanelle was impressed with her results, and when speaking about her revision schedule, she said “During my time at Carr Manor, I attended after school revision, used MyMaths, BBC Bitesize, cue cards and watched YouTube videos. I also took short breaks when revising at home to help me process the information. My advice to new Year 11’s would be to start revising right now, it’s all worth it!”
Chanelle plans on studying chemistry, biology and maths at Roundhay School’s Sixth Form.
Sanjay Bharath was another high achiever, as he obtained one A*, three A’s, three B’s, one C and a Merit, Distinction* and Pass.
Sanjay attended intervention after school to further his revision schedule, and said he was “able to obtain these results due to the support given by the Teachers at Carr Manor”.
He is planning to study at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds.
We also obtained impressive results in other school years, as our Year 10 pupils received grades in 17 separate non-core subjects with many impressive outcomes for pupils. This year computer science, GCSE PE and Spanish attained the strongest results.
Our younger pupils have also achieved good results this year in Reception (Good Levels of Development); Year 1 (Phonics) and Year 2 (SATs) showing continued improvement and in line with national levels.
Every pupil at Carr Manor Community School has secured a place in the next stage of their education or career after collecting positive GCSE results.
English results were particularly strong at 62.1 per cent A* to C, the best the school has ever had, with unprecedented numbers of pupils exceeding what was expected of them.
All the humanities subjects performed well, History, Sociology, and Religious Education in particular.
Principal Jane Emmett said: “We are really proud of the pupils, and all of their hard work has put them in a really strong position to embark on the next stage of their education or career.
“All of the children have secured a place at their desired destination, achieving the grades they needed to get where they want to be.”
Executive principal Simon Flowers added: “In addition to the pupils hard work and success we are grateful to the excellent staff group here at Carr Manor Community School who have worked tirelessly with the children and with their families, demonstrating a real commitment to every child making at least expected progress and finding the correct pathway.”
There were also notable achievements in Mathematics, especially in Statistics, in which 100 per cent of the children sitting the exam passed.
Almost 50 per cent of the Year 11 cohort has left school with a language qualification, and some of the Year 10 cohort took GCSE exams in Science and General Studies, with 28 and 113 respectively achieving a grade.
Twins Rhea and Lauren Jackson achieved extraordinary results and will be moving onto college in September.
Rhea obtained five A*s, five As, a B, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, and will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography, and Business at sixth form with a view to going into Medicine or Business.
She said: “I was really happy to get the results I did, it’s great because I put in a lot of work so it’s nice to see how that has paid off.
“I hoped to do this well and it’s a big relief because I was worried about some of my subjects. They were pretty hard but I got a lot of support from my teachers.”
Lauren gained one A*, seven As, three Bs, one C, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, and she will be going onto Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College to study
Biology, Chemistry, History, and Sociology.
She said: “I was quite nervous when I first opened my results. I felt quite confident about some of the exams but there were a few that I was unsure about, so I was surprised.
“The revision was hard to keep up with but I kept thinking about results day and I had help from people around me too, so it was hard but it was definitely worth it.”
Rhea and Lauren’s dad Lee said a partnership between the school and his family was a key factor in their success, in addition to their own hard work and parental support.
He said: “One of the school’s values is to know their children well and the staff at Carr Manor Community School know Rhea and Lauren really well.
“It has been great that my daughters have done so well and that has happened through a partnership – we have done what we can at home and the school has been there as a support and point of contact for all of us.”
With 10 A*s, two As, a B, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, Ben Johnson collected phenomenal results from Carr Manor Community School.
“I know I worked hard and I felt like I was going to do all right, but there is always a worry, so I’m really pleased,” he said.
“I’m considering medicine after college, but those GCSEs can do a lot for me and hopefully open some other doors for me.”
Ben will be studying Maths, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics from September.