On behalf of the whole Tytherington School community, we would like to congratulate the achievements of the GCSE class of 2023. The students have done very well despite the disruption of the last few years as a result of the pandemic. We are very proud of the way the class of 2023 have risen to the challenge.
A number of students achieved seven or more grades at 7+ and we would like to take this opportunity to formally congratulate them on their exceptional achievement (* indicates those students that achieved Grades 8 or 9 across all of their subjects):
As you can imagine, behind the headlines, there are always many stories of students who have had to overcome significant challenges and hurdles over the course of their studies. There are some great stories of individual success, with many students making huge progress over the course of their time at Tytherington School.
I could list so many students who fall into this bracket but time and space are limited. That said, we would like to share with you a handful of students who exemplify our commitment to producing A* youngsters.
- Iolo Foat achieved exceptional grades across the board. He managed to juggle fantastic academic performance with being an active member of the Student Parliament. He has also worked closely with a project in Macclesfield called YouthFed helping to design a new youth centre in Macclesfield. Iolo is also a cadet and has always played a key role in school ceremonies such as Remembrance Day.
- Megan Mitchell is an exceptionally hard-working student. Alongside her studies, Megan has been involved in extra-curricular Drama – both the summer productions and the Christmas Pantomimes, taking the leading role of Scrooge this year. She is also a dedicated member of the cadets and wears her uniform with pride at key occasions in school, such as Remembrance Day. Megan has also been a worthy past winner of the Rotary award for her charity work. We are delighted that she achieved so well in her GCSEs.
- Charlotte “Lottie” Dean-Lee has displayed wonderful grit and determination in her studies and we are delighted that she has made incredible progress. Alongside her studies, Lottie is a keen rugby player for Macclesfield Rugby Club and also regularly trains at a local boxing club.
It was also the first time that the school received GCSE results for Classics and Mandarin GCSEs.
Mr Botwe, Headteacher, was delighted when he saw the results this morning. He said: “Whilst we are delighted that many students have achieved well this year, what pleases us most is that we know that this cohort are a fabulous group of A* people. In very tough circumstances, they have done incredibly well. It is easy to forget that the pandemic heavily disrupted their secondary school experience so they have done extraordinarily well. They are an example of what can be achieved if you combine hard work with passion and enthusiasm. We are excited to see what this special year group will achieve in the Sixth Form.”