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Exam and Assessment Results

Fairfield High School for Girls had another excellent year of GCSE and BTEC results in 2019. We remain the highest performing secondary school in Tameside based on progress (P8). This means over the last three years, between 2017 and 2019, we have maintained a consistently outstanding P8 score of +0.53, +0.54 and +0.41 - the highest average progress score in Tameside and amongst the highest in Greater Manchester.


Analysis of 2019 Results - Dr Beckett
The 2019 results figures show that the performance of pupils at Fairfield High School for Girls remains consistently outstanding. The single most important measure in judging a school’s performance is called Progress 8. This measure takes into account the progress of every pupil in every subject. Our Progress 8 Score of +0.42 means that Fairfield High School for Girls is, once again, the highest performing school in Tameside. This Progress 8 Score means that, on average, every pupil in our 2019 Cohort achieved nearly half a grade higher in every qualification they studied for than the national average. In other key performance indicators, a highly creditable 58% of our pupils achieved Grades 9-5 in both English and Maths (compared to a Tameside average of 40%), with 78% of our pupils achieving Grades 9-4 in both of these vital subjects. 28% of all qualifications achieved by our pupils attained a Grade 9-7 or equivalent – that’s nearly three out of every 10 qualifications. In total, pupils at Fairfield attained 66 Grade 9s (or their equivalent). 31 pupils (17% of the cohort) attained an average grade higher than a Grade 7. It is not just in terms of examination success where Fairfield has outstanding performance. The government’s most recent figures show that a higher percentage (97%) of our pupils leave us and enter sustained education or employment than from any other school in Tameside. The commitment and effort, over five years of study, of all the staff, pupils and parents is clearly evidenced in this outstanding performance of the school. The school extends many congratulations to everyone involved.

Performance Tables 2019

GCSE Results Day 2020

"Given the global pandemic, today’s GCSE Results day felt very different: staggered arrival, hand sanitiser, a one-way system and social distancing practices in place. However, there was much joy, huge delight and happy smiling faces as girls collected their results from Fairfield High School for Girls. We are celebrating together today the outstanding achievements of ALL our pupils. The results today enable girls to progress to the next stage of their education, training or employment. Congratulations to every single pupil on your efforts and dedication over the past five years. You, as an individual, your parents/carers and extended family, should all be very proud of what you have achieved. Many girls have made tremendous progress since arriving at Fairfield five years ago and this shows itself in the incredible results today. Thanks, as always, must go to our committed and caring staff, supportive families and friends for all the help and guidance they have provided. Our very best wishes to the class of 2020 for the brilliant future ahead of you. We have every confidence in your ability to succeed and we are sure that you will use your achievements as a springboard for success."

Stephanie Bateman

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