Marshland bucks national trend with record results
Staff and students have been celebrating record GCSE exam results again this year, with an impressive 65 per cent achieving a grade 9 to 4 in English and Maths.
The rise comes despite the warning from exam regulator Ofqual that national GCSE results across England would be lower, due to a return to pre-2019 grading levels.
“Marshland has yet again achieved another set of excellent examination results,” said Headteacher Craig Jansen. “This year’s results are the best the school has achieved and, amazingly, break last year’s record results, dispute a fall nationally in GCSE outcomes.”
Our school has built year-on-year with our examination performance. While students achieved 56 per cent grade 9 to 4 results in English and Maths in 2019, last year’s cohort then attained 64 per cent grade 9 to 4 in those subjects before this year's excellent set of results.
Besides English and Maths, there were outstanding performances at the school across the other English Baccalaureate subjects, including Science, French, German, History, Geography and Computer Science, while Non-Ebacc subjects also achieved impressive outcomes, such as Creative Design, Food and Nutrition, Business Studies, PE, Music, FIlm Studies, Citizenship and Drama.
“Our students and staff worked incredibly hard to ensure an exceptional level of performance was achieved by our students and across all our subject areas,” continued Mr Jansen. “These impressive results are not only attributed to the efforts of our students but also due to the excellent teaching, care and support provided by Marshland High School staff.
“We look forward to seeing many of our students continue their education at our Trust sixth form at Springwood High School.”
Chair of Governors Steve Cozens added: “All Marshland students should be incredibly proud of their achievements and efforts, as our students move confidently into their post-16 destinations.”