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Year 11 students achieve superb GCSE results

Students in Year 11 have performed extremely well in their GCSEs and equivalent qualifications.  Overall, 87% of students gained 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C and 57% of students gained 5 or more good GCSE passes including English and mathematics, with 25% of all students gaining the ‘EBacc’.  75% of all GCSE grades were A* to C, with 24% of all grades being A* or A. Achievement in both English and mathematics was strong, along with impressive results across a wide range of other subjects.  Every student who took engineering passed with a grade C or better, whilst 99 per cent of those who sat science GCSE and 98 per cent of students who took English literature achieved a top grade pass.

GCSE 2014 Emma Dyson and Hannah HobsonAlong with another strong set of A-Level results this summer, and the Academy’s current Ofsted grading of “Good with outstanding features”, we are experiencing high demand for places in the King’s Sixth Form.

There were many outstanding individual performances from across the ability range, with the highest grades achieved by Abigail Grosvenor (6 A*, 4 A), Francis Walton (5 A*, 6 A), Katherine Dent (5 A*, 3 A, 2 B), Lewis Melvin (4 A*, 5 A, 2B), Rachael Clarkson (4 A*, 4 A, 1 B), Sarah Leatherland (4 A*, 3 A, 3 B), Cainan Lonsdale (3 A*, 5 A, 4 B), Shiv Patel (3 A*, 5 A, 2B), Ellie Walker (3 A*, 5 A, 1 B), Luke Cave (3 A*, 4 A, 3 B), Lewis Palfrey (3 A*, 3 A, 4 B), Courtney Davies (3 A*, 2 A, 4 B) and Leah Drury (3 A*, 2 A, 4 B).

Many congratulations to all of our Year 11 students and their teachers.  Your success is thoroughly well deserved.

Mr C Drew

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It’s As all the way as girls match boys in top results

Students have excelled in science, engineering and English literature at The King’s Academy, Coulby Newham, in today’s GCSEs results.

GCSE 2014 2The top three departments were all celebrating exceptional performances among the academy’s overall results that saw 57 per cent of students gain at least five A*-C grades including English and maths.

Every student who took engineering passed with a grade C or better, while 99 per cent of those who sat science GCSE and 98 per cent of students who took English literature achieved a top grade pass.

Principal Chris Drew said:

Coming after last week’s outstanding A levels in which 66 per cent of grades were a B or better, we are delighted with these very strong performances across a broad range of subjects at GCSE and congratulate all our students and staff.

“In its most recent inspection Ofsted judged The King’s Academy to be a good school with outstanding features and we feel this summer’s results, particularly at A level, would warrant an outstanding judgment at the very least for our sixth form provision.”

The top four performers – two boys and two girls – are:

Abigail Grosvenor, 16, of Marton, who achieved six A*s and four As.

I’m really pleased with my results. I thought I’d only get a B in science so I was very surprised to get an A. I’m planning to stay at King’s to go into the sixth form, which I know produces excellent A level results year on year.”

Francis Walton, with five A*s and six As, is laughing all the way to the bank after being promised £1,000 by his parents if he got an A* in literature.

Budding singer, dancer and actor Francis, 16, of Coulby Newham, who has performed with Stagecoach, Yarm, for the past 11 years is hoping to use the money to save up for a car.

I’m over the moon,” he said, “not just with my results but also with the £1,000.

“I actually did better than I expected. I knew I’d put the effort into my work as I’d been revising since September last year, but it was still a great surprise.”

Francis is staying on at The King’s Academy for maths, further maths, history and science A levels.

Katherine Dent, 16, of Coulby Newham, will be staying at The King’s Academy to study history, English literature, government and politics and religious studies at A level after getting five A*s and three As

Katherine said:

I was really nervous waiting for my results but I had high hopes of doing well with all of the work that I’d put in. Five A*s was my target so I’m really chuffed with them and my three As.

“I got brilliant support from the teachers at The King’s and the revision sessions at school really helped to prepare me for the exams.”

Lewis Melvin, with four A*s and five As.

Twenty-five per cent of students gained the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), gaining at least a C in the core subjects of English, maths, history or geography, sciences and a foreign language.