Headline GCSE Results


In 2018, 78% of students achieved five standard passes and 74% achieved a standard pass in both English and Maths.  Overall 22% of all grades were the top 9-7 grades.

In English 84% of students achieved a standard pass ie 4+ grades, in Maths 79% of students achieved a standard pass ie 4+ grades.

41% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate which is well above the national average and the county average.

Of the 126 students, 81% have continued full time education (6th Form/College) and 18% have embarked in Apprenticeships or full time employment with training.

Congratulations from the staff and Governors to the whole 2018 Year 11 cohort, for their achievements.

There were some excellent individual preformances with eight students achieving eight or more 7-9 grades.  Unfortunately, due to GDPR, we are unable to dicuss their names but we will be celebrating their major achievements in our Awards Evening.

Similarly, we have some students who made impressive progress from their starting points in Year 7, with eight students performing nearly two grades above other students nationally with similar prior attainment.

Our 6th Form students at Painsley Catholic College also performed well.  The vast majority of those students have moved onto university, such as Lancaster, Manchester, Keele, Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby and Huddersfield to further their studies.

Congratulations to all of our students and we wish them well for the future.  


Moorside High School has been nationally recognised for it's exceptional 2016 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT).  Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment and the top 10% for progress.
The school's SSAT Educational Outcomes awards will be presented at a regional celebration event held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said :
'It's my great pleasure to commend Moorside High School on their excellent 2016 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at an SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration event.  We know how hard teachers work to ensure the success of every child.  SSAT's Educational Outcomes award recognises the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at Moorside High School.  A big thank you and well done to the pupils, staff and governors'.   



In 2016 82% of our students achieved 5 A*-C grades, 66% achieved 5 A*-C grades with English and Maths and nearly a quarter of all grades achieved were A*-A grades.

All our students achieved at least 5A*-G grades.

Congratulations from the Staff and Governors to the whole of 2016 Year 11 for their achievements.

There were some hugely impressive performances from:

  • Charlotte Johnson 11A*1A
  • Grace Burgin 8A* 4A
  • Mitchell Birkin 7A* 4A 1B
  • Sarah Smallman 7A* 3A
  • Charlotte Friesner 5A* 6A 1B
  • Edward Gorton 4A* 8A
  • Tommie Cooke 12A
  • Hannah Harrison 2A* 9A 1B
  • Chloe Fahey 9A 3B

Based on the Progress 8 measure, all our students performed, on average, 0.8 grades better per subject than students nationally which is a tremendous achievement

Our average Capped Point Score increased once again and this has been significantly above the national average for the last 5 years.

Our Moorland sixth form students also performed well achieving an Average Point Score per Entry of 216 points. There were exceptional performances from:

  • Farah Barber English Literature A*, History A*, Economic A, RE B
  • Robert Mapperson Physics A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A Chemistry A
  • Jordan Wheeler Physics A, Maths A, Further Maths B, Computing B
  • Chloe Warren Psychology A, English Language A Geography B
  • Chris Smith Psychology A, Drama B, History A
  • James Morton English Literature B, Drama A*, History B

All our Year 13 Moorside students who applied to University were successful in securing a place.

Congratulations to all our students and we wish them well for the future.

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