Posted at 11:23 am on 27th August, 2019

Flixton girls celebrated some impressive GCSE results this year as the number achieving 8 or more of the top 9 to 7 grades more than doubled on last year.  

 Amidst the shrieks of delight and tears of joy, the relief of the hard work followed by the nervous, long wait was crystal clear.  Amy who transferred to Flixton in year 9 blurted through her tears of joy, “I’m so happy, I just can’t believe it! Coming here was literally the best thing I’ve ever done!”

 Amy gained the highest points score in the school which included 10 top grades of 3 grade 9, 6 grade 8 and 1 grade 7. Three other students, Lauren, Breanna, and Areeba also gained 10 7 to 9 grades this year.

 As with many young people today, the students at Flixton showed real grit and resilience in preparing for their examinations, overcoming personal challenges including illness and bereavement.  This included young people from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving better outcomes at all levels.

 "Headteacher of FGS and CEO of The Healthy Learning Trust, Julie Hazeldine said “I am really proud of the achievements of all of the girls, especially in view of the more challenging examination framework.  What impressed me the most is the way the girls dealt with the stress and anxiety caused by the new exams, through hard work, determination, organisation and a fabulous attitude to independent study and revision. 

As a member of the Healthy Learning Trust at FGS we place a great emphasis on a healthy approach to learning - we call it ‘scholarship through health and well-being’ encouraging students to maintain healthy life habits to give them the best chance of achieving their potential.”