Introduction from the Headteacher
Welcome to Fred Longworth High School. Our aim is simple – to inspire all our students to achieve their best through “belonging, engaging and succeeding together”.
We have a tradition of achieving excellent examination results and students are given a strong head start in life. Our 2016 results continue this tradition, with 70% achieving 5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths. Excellent teaching is at the heart of our success. Committed and enthusiastic teachers deliver high quality, enjoyable lessons that encourage a lifelong love of learning.
SIMS Online – for Parents and Students
*** For the Academic Year 2017/18, we are introducing our new ‘SIMS Parent and Student Apps’ ***
Starting in September 2017 we’ll be inviting you to download our new apps or use our new SIMS Online website for sharing information with you about your child’s school life. The new app will allow you to monitor your child’s progress in school more closely than ever before. You will have immediate access to your child’s attendance and behaviour records, interim reports and you will be able to monitor the homework that has been set on a daily basis.
Quick Links to the Latest Information
We’ve updated some information across the website in the last few days and the following pages may be of particular interest:
New Exams, Same High Achievement!
Fred Longworth High School students were celebrating their hard-earned achievements as they collected their GCSE results today. They had faced a tough challenge, especially with the introduction of more rigorous exams in English and Maths and the new 1 to 9 grading in these two key subjects. The new Grade 9 is designed to be more difficult to achieve than the old A* grade and it was thought that few would reach this new tough standard, but our students were not deterred!
Amongst those who achieved Grade 9s were three students who had already been awarded top A/A* grades in Maths at the end of Year 7. Marcus Ko, Matthew Roberts and Leon Smith-Morris all gained Grade 9s in Maths to add to their earlier achievement. Many other students also achieved a crop of top grades. Top performers included Thomas Mallinson, Laura Smith, Holly Hunter, Man Ting Chan, Charlie Anderton-Osmand, Natalie Atherton, Poppy Cruise, Olivia Hutton, Rebecca Lythgoe, Keatan Phillips, Leah Robinson and Mia Unsworth.
We are proud of the achievements of all our students and recognise that these results could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of students, staff and parents. In short, a real team effort produced this excellent set of results.
We are delighted with the achievements of all our students and wish them all the very best of luck as they move forward to the next exciting challenge.
Information about the new GCSE Grades
Some useful information has been published concerning the new grading structure of GCSE examiniations and we are providing links below.
GCSEs are Changing (Link to HM Government Information)
Explanatory ‘Factsheet’ on the changes (Link to PDF document)
Year 11 Curriculum Evening
A copy of the presentation from the Curriculum Evening held on 14 September is available for download [Click for PDF document]