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Teaching Staff Immensely Proud As Somercotes Students Receive GCSE Results

Charlotte Wright, Taylor Hewson and Amy Baxter-Rowson celebrate their GCSE results at Somercotes Academy today.

Teachers at Somercotes Academy were ‘immensely proud’ to deliver GCSE results to Year 11 students today following 18 months of disruption due to Covid 19. The students have worked hard to achieve excellent outcomes and staff could not be happier for them.

The results were distributed to students this morning in small socially distanced groups, which complied with Covid-19 guidelines. Teaching staff were available to offer face-to-face advice and support to the students regarding their results and post-16 choices.

Students were also assured that the robust and rigorous assessment processes in place at all Tollbar Multi Academy Trust Academies mean that these results are a true reflection of the grades they were expected to achieve had exams taken place in the usual way.  

Success stories included Charlotte Wright (16) who achieved 7 Grade 9’s and 2 Grade 8’s in her GCSEs. She will now study for her A Levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry at Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College.

She said: “I am really happy with my results. I am looking forward to continuing my studies at Tollbar Sixth Form. The last few years have been a bit frustrating but the support I have had from all the staff at Somercotes Academy has been excellent.”

Taylor Hewson (16) achieved 9 GCSE’s with five Grade 7s and above. Amy Baxter-Rowson passed nine GCSEs with five Grade 6s. She said: “I am really happy with my results.”

Four students graduated from Somercotes Academy today after being together since their very first day at Grainthorpe Primary School. Oscar Wilson, Evan Roberts, Harriet Gilliatt and Grace Power collected their GCSE results together.

Frances Green, Principal of Somercotes Academy, said: “I am so very proud of the Year 11 students today. My congratulations go to all of them after what has been a truly challenging few years. They can rest assured that these grades are thoroughly deserved and are a real reflection of what they were expected to achieve had the exams gone ahead.

“The dedication of staff in making remote learning as effective an experience as possible, and the resilience of students at adapting to different ways of working during the pandemic, have no doubt contributed to these strong results.

“Teachers have taken a balanced, holistic approach in the determining of grades, using a wide range of evidence, including exams which complied with the exam boards’ mark schemes. We are confident in our comprehensive system so students can be happy that the grades they have received today are an accurate reflection of their ability.” 

Charlotte Wright with her GCSE results.

Oscar Wilson, Evan Roberts, Harriet Gilliatt and Grace Power receive their GCSE results at Somercotes Academy today. The students have all been together since Grainthorpe Primary School.

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Somercotes Academy Principal

Frances Green