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File photo from 2022 at Newfield School. Sheffield students will be hoping for good news as they open their envelopes today and get their exam resultsFile photo from 2022 at Newfield School. Sheffield students will be hoping for good news as they open their envelopes today and get their exam results
File photo from 2022 at Newfield School. Sheffield students will be hoping for good news as they open their envelopes today and get their exam results

Sheffield's GCSE students will hopefully open their envelopes to good news today as they get their exam results.

Join us live as we bring you pictures, videos and success stories from across the Steel City throughout the day

The Star will be visiting Firth Park Academy in Shiregreen in time for when results are released at 8am.

LIVE: GCSE results in Sheffield as they happen with pictures, videos and success stories

GCSE results day at Westfield School

Year 11 students at Westfield School were in celebratory mood today as they received their GCSE and Level 2 vocational qualification results. 

Head of Westfield School, Joe Birkbeck, said: “It’s been wonderful for Westfield staff and I to share this moment with our Year 11 students."Head of Westfield School, Joe Birkbeck, said: “It’s been wonderful for Westfield staff and I to share this moment with our Year 11 students."
Head of Westfield School, Joe Birkbeck, said: “It’s been wonderful for Westfield staff and I to share this moment with our Year 11 students."

Westfield students sat exams in 16 GCSEs and 9 vocational courses.  The range of GCSE options ranged from geography and enterprise to computer science and sport studies.  Vocational qualifications included health and social care, catering, engineering, dance and photographic communication.  Their results are ones of which the students can be proud.

Head of Westfield School, Joe Birkbeck, said: “It’s been wonderful for Westfield staff and I to share this moment with our Year 11 students.  They have worked hard through several unusual years to achieve the results that will take them on to the next step in their journeys.  We are proud of them all.

“My thanks go to their families and to the Westfield staff who have worked tirelessly with our students every step of the way. These young people are now taking the next, important steps in their lives.  Many opportunities are open to them as a result of their hard work and dedication.  We wish them the best of luck, whether they are moving on to sixth form, college or into an apprenticeship.”

Silverdale students celebrate GCSE success

Year 11 students at Silverdale School have been celebrating their GCSE and Level 2 vocational qualification results, in a year that sees a return to pre-pandemic grading nationwide.  This means that grades in 2023 are comparable with those issued in 2019.

The Year 11 students collectively achieved results "of which they can be proud", the school says.

Head of Silverdale School, Sarah Sims, said: “It’s been a privilege to watch these students receive their results."Head of Silverdale School, Sarah Sims, said: “It’s been a privilege to watch these students receive their results."
Head of Silverdale School, Sarah Sims, said: “It’s been a privilege to watch these students receive their results."

Silverdale students sat exams in 36 wide-ranging subjects such as history, 3D design, imedia and hospitality & catering.  The school offers the opportunity for students to sit exams in their home language, and the class of 2023 gained GCSEs in some 7 languages including Arabic, Chinese and Urdu.

Many of the students now embark on sixth form life at Silverdale Sixth Form, judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ last year, and now housed in a purpose-built Sixth Form facility.

Head of Silverdale School, Sarah Sims, said: “It’s been a privilege to watch these students receive their results, after working so hard through some very unusual years of education.  We are proud of them all.  Our thanks also go to their families for supporting them through their studies and to the Silverdale staff who – as ever - have worked with our students every step of the way.

“We are looking forward to welcoming many of the students back to Silverdale in September, where they will take the next step in their education, in our brand new Silverdale Sixth Form facility.”

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park GCSE and technical students celebrate some strong results

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park GCSE and technical students says it is celebrating some strong results.

A total of 96 students sat GCSEs and this year’s results have seen them achieve multiple top grades across all subjects.

Technical results are high across sport, health and IT with a quarter of students achieving Level 2 distinctions or distinction stars. 

In addition, 30 per cent of the computer science and 20 per cent of the maths cohorts secured the top GCSE grades 7 to 9.

Jess Stevenson, Principal of UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “Congratulations to all of our students. It has been a privilege to teach them and we are extremely proud of them. 

“At the UTC, we prepare students for their future careers. Thanks to our employer partners, our students develop valuable problem solving, team work and technical skills in addition to achieving academic and technical qualifications.”

King Edward VII School says excellent results are against "a backdrop of nationally challenging circumstances"

After a most stressful year for King Edward VII School, which had to fight off an academisation order from the DfE and work back from an 'Inadequate' rating from Ofsted back up to 'Good', Year 11 students are celebrating some excellent results today.

- 71 per cent of students achieved grade 4 and above with reference to all GCSEs

- 24 per cent of students achieved grade 7 and above with reference to all GCSEs

- 74 per cent of students achieved grade 4 and above in English and Mathematics   

Headteacher Linda Gooden said "‘Our Year 11 students have worked consistently well during their GCSE years and committed themselves fully to learning; all the hard work has paid off. Congratulations and well done to our wonderful students!

"Thank you to all our staff, parents and governors who have worked in close partnership to secure the success for our students."

Scarlett Blades-Keel at Firth Park Academy earns nine Grade 7+s

Students and staff from Firth Park Academy are celebrating today after receiving some top GCSE grades.

The Year 11 students who sat the exams in May and June are getting their results today, helping set their course for the future. The exams represent the culmination of their secondary school education and the grades students secure determine what they will go on and do next – further study, an apprenticeship or entry level role in the workplace.

This is the second year that exams have taken place as normal, but schools across the country are still dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

One of Firth Park Academy's highest flyers was Scarlett Blades-Keel, who achieved nine qualifications at Grade 7 or higher, and is now off to Silverdale Sixth Form.One of Firth Park Academy's highest flyers was Scarlett Blades-Keel, who achieved nine qualifications at Grade 7 or higher, and is now off to Silverdale Sixth Form.
One of Firth Park Academy's highest flyers was Scarlett Blades-Keel, who achieved nine qualifications at Grade 7 or higher, and is now off to Silverdale Sixth Form.

To support the Year 11 students, staff at Firth Park Academy, which is part of AET – a national network of schools - laid on additional support including an extra lesson everyday to ensure a further daily hour of learning for students, issued computers to every student to encourage online learning and arranged a host of tutoring, residential revision trips and weekly Saturday school sessions to give every child the chance to choose a remarkable future. 

All these efforts paid off, with students securing some brilliant results, including:

  • Scarlett Blades-Keel achieved 9 qualifications at Grade 7 and above. Her post-16 destination is Silverdale Sixth Form. 
  • Jibin Chelliam Puram Salin achieved 8 qualifications at Grade 7 and above. His post-16 destination is King Edwards 7th Sixth Form. 
  • Sohaib Elamani achieved 7 qualifications at Grade 7 and above. His post-16 destination is King Edwards 7th Sixth Form. 
  • Samar Maisari achieved 7 qualifications at Grade 7 and above. Her post-16 destination is King Edwards 7th Sixth Form. 
  • Kiara Alla achieved 7 qualifications at Grade 7 and above. Her post-16 destination is Longley Park Sixth Form. 
  • Jade Webb achieved 7 qualifications at Grade 7 and above. Her post-16 destination is Tapton Sixth Form. 

 Principal, Dean Jones of Firth Park Academy said: “All in our Firth Park family have shown that with bravery and dedication, it is possible to achieve remarkable results, regardless of the challenges which have to be overcome on the way. The academic success achieved and celebrated today will open pathways to brilliant futures for Firth Park students.”

Zoe Bidmead, Regional Education Director for the North at AET said: “My congratulations to everyone at Firth Park Academy for everything they have achieved this year.  Our Year 11s have worked so hard and shown grit and determination and have been supported so brilliantly by the entire Firth Park Academy team. Particular congratulations to [list first names of the four students listed] for their results – I have every confidence they have very bright futures ahead of them.”

Celebrations at Sheffield Springs Academy

Sheffield Springs Academy is celebrating today after Year 11 students saw their hard work rewarded with their GCSE qualifications. 

Sheffield Springs Academy's Lacey-May Douglas, who achieved six grade 9s in English Language, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, and French, two grade 8s in English Literature and maths and a Distinction* in Health and Social Care.Sheffield Springs Academy's Lacey-May Douglas, who achieved six grade 9s in English Language, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, and French, two grade 8s in English Literature and maths and a Distinction* in Health and Social Care.
Sheffield Springs Academy's Lacey-May Douglas, who achieved six grade 9s in English Language, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, and French, two grade 8s in English Literature and maths and a Distinction* in Health and Social Care.

Standout individual successes at the school include: 

  • Lacey-May Douglas, who achieved six grade 9s in English Language, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, and French, two grade 8s in English Literature and maths and a Distinction* in Health and Social Care; 
  • Horthugues Mbuyi, who achieved five grade 9s in biology, chemistry, physics, English Literature, and French and three grade 8s in English Language, maths, and geography; 
  • Lewis Ray, who achieved three grade 8s in English Language, history and physics and four grade 7s in English Literature, maths, biology, and chemistry. Lewis also achieved top grades in his vocational qualifications.  

Claire Cartledge, Interim Principal at Sheffield Springs Academy, said: "Well done to all our Year 11s for the GCSE results they received today. It is fantastic to see students achieving the grades they worked hard for and which will enable them to take their next steps into Sixth Form or College. Thank you to staff across the school for ensuring our students have everything they need to achieve progress, both in their academic education and more widely. With this year marking a return to standardised assessments and grading, we look forward to building on this set of results for the future.”  

Stocksbridge High School: Students have faced "twin challenges" in their school years

Students, staff and families are celebrating exam results at Stocksbridge High School.

The school says young people receiving their GCSE and BTEC certificates this year "have faced the twin challenges of Covid disruption and the government decision to reduce grading to 2019 levels".

However, despite these, there was some great success stories with many students achieving top grades in many subjects. Ava Hardwick made history by being the first student with her brilliant achievement of straight grade 9s in all her subjects. 

Pictured receiving their results with headteacher, Andy Ireland are Lilli Webster, MeganHoward and Alice Stavert-Dobson.Pictured receiving their results with headteacher, Andy Ireland are Lilli Webster, MeganHoward and Alice Stavert-Dobson.
Pictured receiving their results with headteacher, Andy Ireland are Lilli Webster, MeganHoward and Alice Stavert-Dobson.

Headteacher, Andy Ireland said, “The impact of the pandemic continues to affect education, but our students have shown great resilience and determination. The evidence of this is in their results and their bright futures as they move onto their destinations. I would also like to thank all the school staff for their relentless hard work and the support of parents, carers and families.”

The Chair of Governors, Sarah Cavanagh added, “I am really proud of the achievements of our students in what has been a difficult and turbulent few years. I wish everyone well for their next steps and futures.”

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Afternoon everybody, Alastair here - things were very quiet in The Star inbox for pictures and results for a long while today, but we seem to be getting a flurry now. A lot pictures and success stories to come shortly!

VIDEO: Students at Firth Park School celebrate results

Star report Kirsty Hamilton-Emery speaks to students at Sheffield's Firth Park Academy

High Storrs School 'so proud' of Y11 students

High Storrs students, staff and families are celebrating excellent GCSE results today.

246 Y11 students have achieved fabulous results across a wide range of subjects and 42 per cent of all grades were the top grades of 7, 8 and .

In total High Storrs students achieved a total of 240 grade 9s.

Over 9o per cent of High Storrs students achieved the all-important grade 4s in English and Maths and over three quarters achieved grade 5s in both English and Maths.

Director of Key Stage 4, Tom Highnett, said: "We are so proud of our Y11 students.  They have worked so hard for these great outcomes and today we celebrate their success and all the different paths they take into their futures.  We are grateful for HSS families for working with us tirelessly supporting these wonderful young people."

Headteacher Claire Tasker said: "We are a big school; we are a very full and busy school and staff have worked so hard to ensure all the disruption and challenges of the past few years have not derailed us.  This group of Year 11 students have been an absolute joy.  I am bursting with happiness to see them all celebrating today."

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