Greenshaw is justly proud of its success over half a century years in achieving the very best for its students. Our students successfully progress to a wide range of destinations both at the end of their GCSE and A Level courses.
Public examinations were cancelled in the last two summers (2020 and 2021). They were replaced in the first year with Centre Assessed Grades, broadly generated by using existing data already held by schools as the cancellation of exams was decided in March. In 2021 public exams were cancelled earlier in the school year, this time replaced by methods that each individual school and college proposed. Each was separately approved by the Joint Council for Qualifications.
This means that comparing examination results achieved by pupils in 2020 and then 2021 is not a valid activity. This page outlines what happened at our school in the last two years as well as referring to previous years when students in all schools sat exams together.
In 2020 and 2021 the grades achieved by our Year 11 students saw them access a range of BTEC, A Level and other courses at our school and colleges. We are really proud that the rate of our students remaining in education at the age of sixteen is above the national average. In 2019, Greenshaw High School celebrated the GCSE results achieved by students of the school, with 72% of all qualifications graded at 4 or better (the old ‘grade C’), and 23% of all qualifications at 7 or higher (what used to be the old ‘grade A’).
A Level results
In the last two summers, the grades achieved by A Level students allowed them to progress to a wide range of destinations. The majority of our Year 13 students moved on to undergraduate courses (including medicine and law). Many of these are at prestigious Russell Group institutions, including Cambridge and Oxford Universities. We are also proud that our strong work in the creative arts continues to enable students to move on to foundation art courses, and directly into world leading institutions such as Central St Martin’s University for the Creative Arts. As well as heading to higher education, we are equally proud that our A Level courses enable our students to enter apprenticeships and employment.
Where national comparison is possible, our A Level results have been significantly above national average progress in each of the previous eight years. As an example, in 2019, over one in five of every A Level grade at Greenshaw High School was at A or A* with 73% of students achieving a pass at A*-C.
Performance data for Greenshaw High School at KS4 and KS5 can be found on our website here.