Interim Principal Andy Collins was delighted to see results in line with last year.
He said: “We have had some terrific individual results and students’ performance in History, Geography, PE and Religious Studies was particularly pleasing.”
In English, 49% achieved grade 5 or above and 74% at least a grade 4. Maths saw 42% achieve grade 5 or above with 63% grade 4 or higher.
“Congratulations to students who have achieved fantastic grades,” said Mr Collins. “Sometimes, it is not always about attainment and we have individuals who have shown terrific resilience to ensure excellent progress.
“On behalf of the hard-working staff team, I’d like to wish Year 11 all the best in the next stage of their learning or career.”
There were some exceptional performers.
Amelia Aston-Ottey achieved four Grade 9s (including a 9 in English), 4 Grade 8s and a Grade 7.
Successful student Amelia Aston-Ottey.
Amelia said: “I did really well. I’m so happy with my results. I scored 3 grade 9s in French, English Language and RE.
I am going to Toll Bar Sixth Form to study philosophy and ethics, English Language and French. I came today with my mum, brother and my sister who’s also getting her results today.”
Amelia and Isabella Aston-Ottey who both did well.
Cobie Bogg achieved an amazing grade 9 in Art and also recorded the highest progress across the Academy, scoring on average of more than two grades above national expectation across all subjects.
He said: “I’m pleased with the results from today. I got a 9 in Art and 7s in the Sciences so I plan to go to Franklin College to do Law, Sociology and English Literature. I’ve come with my mum today who’s also really happy with my results.”
Cobie Bogg with proud mum!
Other students who made excellent progress were:
Lucy Bishop, Distinction star in BTEC Sport, grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 7s in French, Geography and Science.
Jack Wilkinson, grade 6s in Religious Education and History
Lyla Power, Distinction star in BTEC Sport, grade 6s and 7s in her GCSEs.
Ben Gate, results significantly above national expectation, achieving 7s in Science and History.
Grace Raby added: “I’m very happy with my results today. I plan on going to Franklin College in September to study History, English Literature and French. I am looking forward to the next step and am very excited to get started.”
Student Grace Raby
Poppy Green said: “I’m proud of myself for what I’ve got. I I passed Maths and English so I’m happy that I can go onto my next step and be where I want to go in life and achieve my goals. I want to go to college and study Business Administration or possibly financial studies to hopefully own my own business in the future.”
Tears of joy for Lucy Horner.