PUPILS at High Peak School near Stockport have been celebrating their recent exam results.
100% of students achieved a Maths and English qualification and overall achieved on average four qualifications each in subjects including English, Maths, Science, Food Hygiene, ICT, Art & Photography, including at GCSE level. Other qualifications achieved by students included Home Cooking Skills, ICT, Construction and Employability.
During their time at the school one Year 13 students achieved a total of 17 qualifications, including an AS Level Art and Photography.
High Peak School, in Disley, is a residential school that provides education and care for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties as well as pupils with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Conditions. It also offers day placements.
Some of the young people will remain at High Peak and attend college in the community while others will take up college placements and apprenticeships.
Principal at the school, Anne Price, said: "We’re extremely proud of the achievements of our young people. Each of them has so hard and shown great determination and tenacity to achieve as they have.
“Through their GCSEs and the range of other meaningful academic and vocational qualifications each take with them, they have built a strong foundation to support their success as they move on from school and on to further education, training or employment.”
High Peak School is part of the Kedleston Group. Kedleston has a range of residential and day schools across the UK. Pupils from Olsen House School in Liverpool, Wings School Cumbria, Wings School Nottingham, Arc Schools Ansley and Old Arley in Warwickshire, and Leaways School in London all sat a range of examinations in a range of more than 100 subjects on offer.
The Group is this year celebrating its 13th birthday and the exam results have certainly been reason to celebrate as schools across the Group have seen their students achieve almost 600 formal qualifications including GCSEs and BTECs across a range of subjects during 2018-19.
Pupils across the Group celebrated successes in GCSEs including in mathematics, art, English and science as well as biology, photography, art & design, sociology and history.
The pupils also achieved BTECs, Foundation Studies, Entry Level and many other qualifications over the course of the year. These successes and qualifications have seen 100% of leavers across the Group go on to further education, apprenticeships or employment with more than 75% going on to further education in a mainstream college.
There they will work towards careers in diverse areas including animal care, health and beauty, performing arts, construction, game design, travel and tourism, health and social care, carpentry, media. Other pupils are moving on to Sixth Form colleges where they will study for A-levels.