Somercotes Academy high-achievers celebrate their GCSE success today.
Students at Somercotes Academy have made excellent progress in their GCSE results this year, with a number of top Grade 8 and 9s, which are the equivalent of an A* grade or above.
Students progress between KS2 and KS4 is one of the indicators used in the Government's League Tables to show how well a school is performing, and at Somercotes Academy this year the improvement is extremely positive.
Overall figures show that 69% of students achieved a standard pass (grades 4-9) in English and 54% in Maths. 77.8% of students achieved a standard pass in two Science subjects. In Art, 84% achieved grades 4-9 and in Geography it was 74%.
100% of students achieved a standard pass (grades 4-9) in their GCSEs in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, RE, French and Creative Studies.
Somercotes Academy Principal, Frances Green, said: "I am very proud of our Year 11 GCSE students who have achieved such good outcomes today. This is testament to their hard work and the support of their parents, and to the dedication and total commitment of our staff to bring about the very best outcomes for all of our students."
David Hampson OBE, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, said: "I am very pleased to see Somercotes Academy continue its upward trajectory of improvements for the outcomes of its students, which was also reflected earlier in the year by the academy's good Ofsted report."
Jessica Lee was the Academy's highest performing student with two grade 8s in English Language and Literature. Jessica has set her sights on A Levels and hopes to become either a physical therapist or a teacher. "I am so happy. This is better than I expected," she said. Mum Rachel added: "Jessica worked so hard, she couldn't have tried more. The staff at Somercotes could not have done more to support her."
Daniel Sharp who achieved a grade 9 and grade 8 in Combined Science, and a Level 2 Distinction in BTEC Sport. Although dyslexic, Daniel achieved a fantastic set of results and will now go to college to study for his Level 3 BTEC Sport.
Miles Thompson achieved a grade 8 in History. "I cannot believe I passed Maths and Physics. I want to study Criminology, Uniform Services and History now."
Harry Ashton celebrates with his mum. Harry achieved eight GCSEs in all and was delighted with his performance. He said his dyslexia meant he had worked extremely hard for his success, giving two or three hours a night extra revision for each subject in Year 11. His mum Anne Ashton said: "At one point we did not expect a grade 3 in English and today he got a grade 5. We are so proud of him."