Sixth Form Class of 2022: Congratulations!

Huge congratulations to Sixth Form students who have received results this morning. They have done exceptionally well and we are incredibly proud of them all.

Mrs Jennings, Head of Sixth Form said:

“Having to put up with all the Covid-related disruption throughout their two years in the 6th form was tough enough, but then they had to endure the pressure of sitting public examinations for the very first time (this being the cohort that were unable to sit GCSE exams in 2020). Nerves beforehand were probably greater than ever and it has therefore been especially satisfying to see such a superb level of performance today.”

Despite concerns raised in the press about potential problems with students securing places at university this year, we don’t seem to have seen any issues here: Lymm High Sixth Form students have been phenomenally successful, with almost all having confirmed places at the universities of their choice. This includes very high numbers going to the prestigious Russell Group universities and Jay Palombella and Owen Longton heading off to Cambridge University to study English and Engineering respectively. Others have won much sought-after apprenticeships.

More than ever, it’s important to stress how proud we are of all the students in the year group and just how many individual challenges were met – far too many to mention here. As always, though, we like to mention some of the highest performers, so here goes:


    • Owen Longton, Jack Powell and Matthew Stow were the very top performers at A’ level, with four coveted A* grades each. Huge congratulations on such a fabulous achievement!


    • Emma Parkinson, Jasmine Lee, Ciara Bennett, Katie Tench, Oliver Pyman and Thomas Lea all gained a highly impressive three A* grades, closely followed by Abigail Kinsey, Ana Green and Liv Galloway-Pollard who each picked up two A* grades.


    • The following students all gained at least three A*/A grades in their A’ levels, including at least one A*: Rochelle Czerwinski, Nell Dixon-Pybus, Amy French, Emma Gamble, Grace Higham, Olivia Lawton, Zara McGillivary, Nathan McKinney, Emilia McMonagle, Jay Palombella, Samuel Tyson and Scarlett Wright.


    • Congratulations to Samuel Darbyshire, Evie France, Matthew Hankinson, Isabella Hogan and Erin Ward, all of whom score three A grades in their A’ levels.


    • Special mention must also be made of Shirley Ha, who gained a starred distinction in BTEC Health & Social Care to go alongside her A* and A grades at A’ level. At the same time, Gemma Gandy picked up starred distinctions in her two BTEC courses as well as an A grade in A’ level Media Studies. Similarly, Martha Farrow gained a starred distinction in her double BTEC Fashion course and an A in A’ level Art. Finally, very well done to Maximus Nikou and Daisy Glazebrook, both of whom scored triple starred distinctions in their BTEC Sport course.



Headteacher, Mr Williams said:

“We’ve had a lot of very happy young people around the place today – and quite rightly so. They have worked so hard and showed so much resilience, maturity and good humour throughout the last couple of years that they thoroughly deserve all the success they have had. I am just so proud of all of them, as indeed I am of the staff who have worked so hard to help make all this happen.”

As far as the overall picture is concerned, solid comparisons with previous years are difficult at this stage because of adjustments to grade boundaries this year in the light of Centre Assessed grades in 2020 and 2021, but we are delighted with what have seen so far. Like-for-like, results look to be at least as strong as the excellent ones we were getting before the pandemic hit – if not stronger.”  

All in all, it’s been a lovely morning and we know that everyone in the Lymm High community will want to join us in congratulating the class of 2022. Let’s hope they have a great night celebrating tonight before turning their attention to whatever exciting opportunities await them next.


18th August 2022

KS5 Performance Data (2019) Lymm High School Local Authority average England average
Progress 0.06 N/A 0
Average Grade B- C C+
English Progress (GCSE re-sits) 1.22 0.36 0.13
Maths Progress (GCSE re-sits) 0.00 0.14 0.08
Retention 94.1% 92.0% 91.3%
Destinations - Sustained, education, employment or training (2019 leavers) 89% 84% 81%

Please note the last official published data was 2019. We expect 2022 data to be released soon.