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Exam and Assessment Results


Analysis of 2020 Results - Dr Beckett, Senior Assistant Headteacher

Despite all the disruption to pupils’ education caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Fairfield High School for Girls had yet another outstanding year of GCSE and BTEC results in 2020. 
The 2020 results show that the achievement of pupils at Fairfield High School for Girls continues to be consistently outstanding.  A highly creditable 61% of our pupils achieved Grades 9-5 in both GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics, with 81% of our pupils achieving Grades 9-4 in both of these vital subjects. 36% of all qualifications achieved by our pupils attained a Grade 9-7 or equivalent – that’s approaching four out of every 10 qualifications, an outstanding achievement.  In total, pupils at Fairfield attained 179 Grade 9s (or their equivalent).  43 pupils (22% of the cohort) attained an average grade higher than a Grade 7. 
Due to the effects of the pandemic, there will be no School Performance tables for 2020.  There will also be no Progress 8 measure this year. Progress 8 is the single most important measure in judging a school’s performance. This measure takes into account the progress of every pupil in every subject. Over the previous three years, (2017, 2018 and 2019), Fairfield High School for Girls has maintained a consistently outstanding Progress 8 score of +0.53, +0.54 and +0.41. Pupils of all abilities make exceptional progress here.  Indeed, in every one of these years, our Progress 8 score reveals Fairfield High School for Girls to be the highest performing secondary school in Tameside and amongst the highest in Greater Manchester.
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.


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Fairfield High School for Girls – Consistently Outstanding



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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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