Exam Results 2012!
95% Achieved 5 x A*-C
62% 5 x A*-C including English & Maths
Everybody at Park High School is celebrating exceptional results. Over 95% of students gained 5 or more GCSE grades at A*-C standard, and for over 62% of them these 5 grades included A*-C in Maths and English. There were some truly remarkable performances at all levels of ability.
The Headteacher, Dr Paul Parkin said, “Once again I am overjoyed with all of the achievements of our students. Our GCSE results are the best that we have ever had and this reflects the hard work and will to succeed shown by our students, the dedication of the staff, and the continuing support from our parents. These figures are outstanding and beat our previous records of high exam achievement. Park High School maintains its reputation for excellence and continues to be a rewarding place to work. I am very proud to be associated with all of our students and wish them every success as they embark on the next stage of their education”
There are many outstanding individual results and the achievements of Fiona Dewhurst with 12 A*/A grades, and Abbie Iveson and Keri Reis each with 11 A*/A grades deserve a special mention. Our highest achieving student studying vocational courses was Millie Stansfield achieving a truly amazing 8 A* equivalent grades.
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Park High is a friendly, caring school with dedicated staff who strive for the highest level of success and achievements for all. We are committed to supporting our pupils, their parents and the wider community.
In September 2005, Park High was awarded specialist status in the areas of Mathematics and Computing. This recognises our commitment to developing the school as a centre of excellence in these subjects.
**Year 11 boys played in the Lancashire Cup Football Final against St Mary's (Blackpool) on Tuesday 14 May. Kick off was at 6.30pm and was played at Blackpool Wren Rovers, Bruce Park School Road, Blackpool. Although Park lost 3 - 1 their never-say-die attitude was extremely impressive as was the manner in which they graciously accepted defeat to a strong St Mary's side. A huge Thank You goes to the well behaved fans who travelled to Blackpool to offer their support and to the Yr 11 team, the first Pendle side to contest a Lancashire Schools' Final for many years.**
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**As part of the expedition training programme for pupils taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme a practice expedition took place on Friday 10 May to Saturday 11 May 2013. Camping at Angram Green campsite near Downham pupils pitched their tents and cooked their evening meal. They then walked back to Barley on Saturday arriving at midday and after a quick de-brief were picked up by parents. Throughout the event pupils were accompanied by staff but as part of the qualifying requirements they had to carry all the necessary equipment and plan an appropriate route. The weather once again was unkind but our intrepid travellers soldiered on regardless! Well done to all those who took part and for staff for giving up their time.**
**Over 70 pupils from Years 9, 10 & 11, accompanied by 10 members of staff returned from Mallnitz in Austria from having spent a week on the ski slopes. As usual, the trip was a great success with pupils' confidence growing throughout the week.**
**Author and animator Curtis Jobling visited school on Friday 1 February and talked to Year 7 pupils about his work and the importance of literacy, writing and expressing ideas! Curtis wrote the 'Wereworld' and 'Raa Raa The Noisy Lion' series of books and the renowned illustrator drew sketches of one of his most famous images , 'Bob The Builder'. He read from his first book 'Rise of The Wolf' and stressed "Reading and writing are inextricably joined". He also encouraged pupils to focus on their talents.**
**On Monday 28 January Author Andy Briggs visited Park High School and gave a presentation to Year 10 pupils. He is credited with re-writing the TARZAN books and has currently 3 published books in the series. Pupils were given an "African Survival Quiz" to see if they would survive if stranded in the Congo. Andy also discussed the work he does for endangered species and his involvement with "Ape Action Africa". Andy is also credited with penning the HERO.COM series and the VILLAIN.NET anti-series for Young Adults. He encouraged pupils saying, "Ideas are the important thing - if you have an idea, write it! The future of writing is with you".**
**Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson was at Park High School on Friday 18 January, presenting awards to pupils who had demonstrated they had made a positive difference to people in their national or local community, through their work with a charity, pressure group or voluntary organisation. Six of the pupils, who had made a particular effort and exceeded expectations in representing and spreading the message of their chosen group were given special praise and also received money to donate to that group. Chris Swinton promoted the locally based Northern Greyhound Rescue, Emily Brennan and Hannah Wilson supported the charity Freedom from Torture, and Izzy Barlow, Sabrina Mason and Caitlin Hopwood advocated MIND, the mental health charity. MP Andrew Stephenson was very impressed with all the pupils saying, "There are hundreds of local charities and thousands of national ones which rely on people like you, active citizens, to champion their cause. I hope you continue to play a bigger role in your local community helping to deal with the big issues."
**Staff and pupils have recently been involved in several charity activities:- Many staff took part in the "Movember" campaign, sprouting hair to raise funds and awareness of men's health issues, and some students made key rings. A non-uniform day and Miss Halliwell's bake sale raised £835.07 for Children In Need, Wear It Pink Day saw staff and pupils donning pink to raise funds for research into curing breast cancer and Jeans 4 Genes Day raised £755.19 for Genetic Disorders UK. Mr Ackroyd's Year 11 Foundation Learning Group raised £37 in 15 minutes for Pendleside Hospice by selling cakes.**
**Pendle Hippodrome, Colne was the venue for this years Annual KS4 Presentation Evening where pupils past and present were awarded their GCSE certificates by Chair of Governors Mrs Phipps. Individual awards and trophies for outstanding performance were presented to pupils.**
**On Monday 22nd October, Park High School received a visit from childrens author Mr Joseph Delaney who gave a presentation to KS3 pupils where he talked about his literary career, answered pupil questions and then participated in a book signing session where pupils were able to buy a copy of Mr Delaney's recent publication "Slither's Tale" and have it personally signed by the author. The book is the 11th published in the SPOOKS series and the first one - "Spook's Apprentice" is currently being made into a film starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes which is due for release in October 2013. The visit, organised by Miss Mather, linked with the School's Literacy Programme**