It’s the day that 16-year-olds across the country have been waiting for all summer; the dreaded GCSE results.
Pupils at schools in Ilkeston and the surrounding areas got up bright and early to collect their results.
Results at Kirk Hallam Community Academy are considerably improved from last year.
Headteacher Martin Ebbage, said: “Most pleasing is the fact that the difference in performance between the majority of students and those disadvantaged in the past has closed considerably this year as a direct result of initiatives the academy has put in place in response to the Government’s ‘Closing the Gap’ agenda. The gap in achievement between boys and girls has also fallen significantly this year - infact the gaps in achievement between different groups of students is far better than national averages in all measures. Over two thirds of students achieved A*-C in English and the same is the case for Maths with 55 per cent achieving 5+ A*-C Grades including English and maths.”
More than 80 students achieved at least one A*/A grade, 42 students achieved at least three A*/A grades, 28 students achieved at least five A*/A grades - 14 of which achieved 8+ A*/A grades. They are Kelly Allen, Hannah Askew, Liam Attwood, Sophie Bloor, Jack Bradley, Louise Cardozo, Rebecca Charlton, Bethany Clarke, Skye Frost, Matthew Gadsby, Alexandra Hines, Matthew Hitchcock, Evan Hollis, Katie Houldsworth, Chloe Jackson, Isobel Lee, Jack Lee, Chloe Mccafferty, Jack Minchin, Aidan Norris, Ryan Parkes, Ryan Pigott, Eloise Rogers, Hannah Smith, Adam Watson, Hollie Wheat, Jack Wright, Danielle Wyld.
Pupils at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy are celebrating their GCSEs particularly in maths where the results are better than the national average.
A total of 68 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C grade in Maths and 44 per cent of pupils achieved five GCSEs A*-C grades including English and Maths.
One of the pupils who got the best results was Amber Rhodes who was delighted after achieving 5 A*s, 4 As and a BTEC Distinction. She said: “I feel amazed that I got these results, I wasn’t expecting to do this well.”
Sam Heslop, 16, is hoping his results will help him move a step closer to becoming a maths teacher, after he got 4As, 4Bs and a C grade. “I’m really pleased, these results are great for me.” He is now going to study A levels Maths, Psychology, Sociology and Media at New College Nottingham.
Twins Laura and Rachel Metcalf were over the moon after achieving As and Bs in nine GCSEs each. They are both going onto study A levels at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy Sixth Form.
Laura said: “I’m really happy with these results.” Rachel added: “I am really pleased, I didn’t think I was going to do this well.”
Dave Smith, principal at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy, said: “I am very proud of the students. They have worked hard to get the results they deserve. I am particularly proud of the results in maths, which is above the national average and continues with the strong results in maths from last year.”
Students at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy are celebrating impressive GCSE results with increases across the board.
A total of 69 per cent of students at the academy, in Kirk Hallam, achieved five A*-C grades, including English and Maths, an increase of nine per cent from last year.
The overall pass rate was 98 per cent and 77 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades, which represented another 9 per cent rise from 2014. Nineteen per cent of students achieved A/A* grades.
There were further increases over the last year for expected progress in both English and Maths.
A total of 66 per cent of students achieved the expected progress in English – a rise of 6 per cent and Maths increased to 75 per cent, a rise of 7 per cent from 2014. A high number of students also exceeded expected progress.
Joan McCarthy, head teacher at Saint John Houghton CVA, congratulated students and staff.
She said: “We have seen increases across the board in our GCSE results and we are absolutely delighted for all of our wonderful students and staff.
“All of the hard work done by our students has paid off and today is a time to celebrate their dedication. We would also like to thank the staff who put so much time and effort into supporting our young people with their studies.
“We are a real community here at Saint John Houghton and we couldn’t have achieved these excellent results without the support of our parents and we would like to wish all of our students every success and happiness in the future.”
Friesland School in Sandiacre is this morning celebrating another set of pleasing GCSE results. Across the last three years the school has achieved results that have either beaten or been in line with national figures in most subject areas. This year there was some outstanding individual subject performances in Computing, Additional Science, French, German, Drama, Media and Dance.
Headteacher Peter Monk said: ‘It has been another challenging year in Education as schools continue to plan for a whole variety of curriculum and performance measure changes. These results are again due to the on-going hard work of students and staff alike. Having studied a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum we know that our students are now well placed to progress to the next stage of their education be it through our own successful Sixth Form, FE Colleges, Apprenticeships or Work with training.’
Also pleasing this year was the progress made by our students with special educational needs and disabilities. From the 13 SEND students, there were 13 A grades achieved and 22 B grades. These were outstanding outcomes. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our students. As always there were some outstanding individual performances in the achievement of top grades. Special mention should be made of the following students in this respect”
Hatty Willsher: 4A*, 6 A, 1B
Mollie Plummer: 3A*, 8 A
Carys Jones: 3 A*, 7A, 1B
Abbey Bullivant: 2A*, 5A, 2B
Toby Rhodes: 2A*, 6A, 3B
Tabby Rhodes: 2A*, 5A, 3B
Liam Negus: 2*A, 3A, 4B
Jade Marshall: 1A*, 9A, 1B
Harrison Boothe: 1A*, 6A, 4B
Nathan McGhan: 1 A*, 6A, 2B
Chris Froggatt: 1A*, 5A, 2B
Stevie Fisher: 1A*, 5A, 1B
Hannah Farrow: 8A, 3B
Sam Meese: 7A, 3B
Frana Francis: 6A, 5B
Molly Godber: 5A, 2B
Dade Pointer: 5A, 6B
Sam Leeming: 5A, 6B
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