Highest GCSE results in our history

25th August 2017

Our staff and students celebrated significant improvements in GCSE results at the academy yesterday. Tougher examinations, nationally proved no obstacle to students at the academy who improve the number of students gaining a pass in both English and Maths at GCSE, going up 12% this year to 60%. These gains were reflected across a wide range of subjects.

The Trust's Chief Exective, Paul Tarn said, "these results are testament to the hard work of staff and students and the inspirational leadership of the Principal, Zoe Bidmead and her team. Students joining the academy will get an outstanding deal. This is a team that is moving at pace and an academy that supports each and every child".

The number of students who gained a Pass at GCSE rose.

The numbers of students who achieved a standard grade pass in Maths and English, was 60%, up 12% on last year. With 38% of students achieving a strong pass grade 5 in both English and Mathematics.

A total of 67% of students gained a grade 4 and above in English, an increase of 16% compared to 12 months ago, and 65% achieved similar in Maths, an 8% improvement.

Principal, Zoe Bidmead was pleased with the results.

"We were on target with what was expected," she said. " There were some wonderful individual results among the year group."

"The important thing was to show improvement and a 12% increase is a credit to the students and staff who have worked so hard to turn results around."

""We are on the right track but there is still a lot of work still to be done."

Among our outstanding individuals were:

Charlotte Cowling, Rosie Hicks with 12 A*-B grades including a 9 in English and Courtney Hanson gaining a grade 9 in Mathematics.

Miss Bidmead said "A grade 9 places these students in the top 10% across the country. I am thrilled for them and that their hard work has been recognised."