"Best year yet for Morecambe Community High School"
This year's examination results are the best in recent memory for MCHS. The overall combined English and Maths GCSE Grade has risen by 4% and the school has performed much better in Mathematics, Science and French, as well as continuing to to do well the subjects in which it has been traditionally strong. We are only at the beginning of our journey of school improvement, and with the continued support of The Bay Learning Trust, I am confident that the results in 2019 will be stronger still.
The most impressive GCSE results this year were attained by Catherine Cowen, who was placed in the top 3% in the country by achieving Grade 9 in the subjects English Literature, French, Religious Education and Spanish, and also achieved 5 Grade 8s and a grade 7. We are proud of her success.
At Morecambe Community High School we celebrate the achievements of all students. The students who have made the most progress throughout their school careers, all attaining on average two grades better than their targets, were Daisy Reynolds (9,9,8,7,A*,A,7,6,6) Ethan Furlong (7,7,7,6,6,B,5,5,P) and Riese Thomas (5,5,5,4,4,3,3,P,L1M). These young people have worked extremely hard and are a credit to our community.
I would like to thank all the staff, parents and students who have made today such a success, and look forward to welcoming many of them back into Sixth Form in September.
Mrs V Michael
I would like to congratulate the students at Morecambe Community High School on their impressive A-Level results this year. Of especial note is Fine Art and Photography, where a number of students achieved A* grades. The highest achieving students this year were Lileigh Threfall with A*,A*, A Bethany Pasha A*, A*, B and India Evans at A*, A, C. We wish all the students well as they take up their University places for the coming September.
Despite a year of many changes for the school, Sixth Form students have performed extremely well, achieving 100% A*-C in Music, Chemistry, Sport, Computing and Media Studies. The students completing the new tougher vocational subjects have also excelled, with the highest performer being Olivia Armistead who achieved Two Distinctions and a Distinction * exceeding her target grades.
As a school, we are proud of all their hard work, and would like to congratulate everyone who has made this success possible in 2018.
Mrs V Michael
Congratulations to Ben Carlton for winning the Pasta King March Prize Draw! He has won himself a new England shirt and football just in time for the World Cup. Students that would like to enter the July Prize Draw should complete their loyalty cards and hand them in to catering staff to have a chance at winning.
Made in Dagenham
Morecambe Community High School
Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th February 2018
It has been a week where the centenary of the Suffragettes Movement was recognised and Tesco have been served papers in Britain's largest ever equal pay claim. How fitting, then, that The Studio in Morecambe Community High School became host to tell the story of the most significant developments of the 20th Century. 'Made in Dagenham' is a story of sheer grit and determination and tells the tale of the women's strike action of the Ford Factory in Dagenham; something which would ultimately lead to the formation of the Equal Pay Act 1970. A cast of 52 students took to the stage and did so in a manner that has become accustomed to the quality of productions at Morecambe Community High School. Special mentions must go to Daniel Zanelli and Keyra Cowx for a superb portrayal of leading husband and wife Eddie and Rita O' Grady in their final production at the school. Dale Lambert gave an outstanding performance of Monty, the NUVB Convenor. There was also an opportunity for new talent to shine through and amusing performances were given by students Lucy Bunce and Evie Howson. Jessica Titman provided an excellent interpretation of Barbara Castle, the fiery Transport Minister. The members of the cast were supported by an outstanding crew comprising of students, staff and professionals within the industry. The band was on point as always and provided an excellent musical backdrop to the tale.
This was, all in all, a fabulous performance and one that the students of Morecambe Community High School should be proud of.
The last week of term continued to be a busy one for the music department with concerts at Greatwood Primary School and Poulton Le Sands primary School. Our students were as always great ambassadors for the school with their exceptional behaviour. The festive programme was enjoyed by both primary schools with many of the younger students joining in with the music. We hope our students continue to provide an inspiration for the younger primary students and we hope that they see the enjoyment playing an instrument can bring to our students.