Highlights of GCSE results 2017 (Trust averages):
· 55% of ATT pupils secured a grade 4 – 9 in English and Maths
Pupils at academies across Academy Transformation Trust are celebrating their achievements as they learned their GCSE results on Thursday 24 August.
Following the introduction of more challenging and linear examinations in English and maths, the performance of English has improved significantly across the Trust and is now close to national expectations. Some academies have also made significantly positive progress scores in individual subjects, and progress at the majority of academies is expected to be in line or above national expectations.
Eleven of The Trust’s academies entered pupils for GCSE examinations:
- Bristnall Hall Academy – results improve for the third consecutive year as 57% of the cohort achieved a grade 9-4 in English and Mathematics
- Iceni Academy – continued to achieve record results with 65% of the cohort securing a grade 4-9 English and mathematics
- Mark Hall Academy – several subjects improve with 51% of the cohort achieving a grade 4-9 English and mathematics
- Mildenhall College Academy – 56% of pupils gained at least one A/A* grade and overall 55% of the cohort achieved a grade 4-9 English and mathematics. Finlay Boyle received 12 GCSEs at A*/A with a 9 in maths and scored 171 marks out of a possible 175 in further maths earning an A* with Distinction
- Sutton Community Academy – progress of disadvantaged pupils continues to close the gap on peers whilst 52% of the cohort achieved a grade 4-9 English and mathematics
- Pool Hayes Academy – percentage of pupils achieving A*/ A are particularly strong in the Sciences and dance, and in English literature 3.5% pupils secured a grade 9 which is above national average
- The Dukeries Academy – increases in pass grades in individual subjects and A*/ A grades stood out, with 70% pupils achieving a grade 4 – 9 in English and in maths 53% achieved a grade 4 -9
- The Hathaway Academy – core subjects improved leading to 50% of the cohort achieving a grade 4-9 English and mathematics
- The Nicholas Hamond Academy – achieved much improved results in English, overall 50% of the cohort achieved a grade 4-9 English and mathematics
- The Queen Elizabeth Academy – achieved an outstanding set of results with 75% of the cohort achieving a grade 4-9 English and mathematics. Amy Farmer achieved grade 9’s in English, English literature and maths – one of only 2,000 pupils across the country to gain three top grades.
- Westbourne Academy – made the biggest improvements, moving from a very low baseline in 2016 to being in line with expectations this year. 58% of the cohort achieved a grade 4-9 English and mathematics.
Ian Cleland, Chief Executive Officer at Academy Transformation Trust commented: “The Trust celebrates with its academies their continued excellent progress in the achievement of pupils. Over the last four years, from The Trust’s baseline in 2013, there has been a good improvement trend across the period. This year’s results have shown even greater improvement and we are delighted that no academies are below the floor standard. Overall, our academies have performed better than national in maths and English. Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at our academies in gaining reward and recognition for their hard work and commitment over the year.”
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