We are delighted to share with you some headlines of the successes of our outgoing Year 11 pupils, ‘Cohort 2023’, after we received their GCSE and VTQ (Vocational and Technical Qualifications) results over the summer.
This year saw Ofqual’s announcement that they would bring overall outcomes back in line with 2019 outcomes following the pandemic, but Cohort 2023 upheld the high expectations we have for all Fairfield pupils to achieving outstanding academic success.
We are very proud to report that Fairfield pupils achieved better than in 2019 in many areas. Furthermore, a huge 62% of pupils achieved a Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and Maths. We are particularly pleased with the 107 Grade 9s that pupils achieved as this was our best ever and more than double the number achieved at Fairfield in 2019. In fact, 36% of all pupil results were Grade 7+ or equivalent, which is up on both 2019 and 2022 results, showing our continued drive for academic excellence.
Here is how Fairfield’s Cohort 2022 GCSE and VTQ results compare nationally and regionally:
|Fairfield Cohort 2023||National Cohort 2023||North West Cohort 2023|
|Percentage of pupils achieving Grade 4+ in both English and Maths||80%||DNA*||DNA*|
|Percentage of pupils achieving Grade 4+ in Maths||79%||65%||DNA*|
|Percentage of pupils achieving Grade 4+ in English||89%||78%||DNA*|
|Percentage of Grade 4+ achieved across any subjects||83%||75%||70%|
|Percentage of Grade 5+ achieved across any subjects||70%||54%||DNA|
|Percentage of Grade 7+ achieved across any subjects||36%||22%||19%|
|Percentage of Grade 9 achieved across any subjects||8%||5%||DNA*|
*DNA – data not yet available
We strongly believe that our knowledge-rich and well sequenced curriculum, outstanding quality of teaching, strategic approach to intervention following the pandemic and our extended investment in personal development and pastoral support have supported Cohort 2023 in achieving life-changing outcomes. Pupils worked incredibly hard throughout their time at Fairfield and during Year 11 in particular, with guidance from their teachers and support staff. Their achievements are truly remarkable and evidence not just of their academic abilities but of their personal development, resilience and character. We also note and thank the support of parents/carers who have worked with us to ensure the very best for their children. Our relationships with families are key to supporting pupil development.