GCSE hard work pays off

September 24 2019

Students in Kingswood have been celebrating their GCSE results.

GCSE hard work pays off

At John Cabot Academy, 70 per cent achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths with 43 per cent gaining a grade 5 in both subjects. 

Kate Willis, associate principal, said: “I am incredibly proud of our students for their excellent exam results. They have been rewarded for their hard work and the maturity with which they approached their exams. 

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers and staff that have supported and guided them so ably to enable our students to reach their potential, and thank parents and carers for their support for our academy, one another and their children over the last five years.”

At King’s Oak Academy, 52 per cent of students gained English and maths at 9-4 and 33 per cent achieved English and maths at 9-5. 

Special mentions go to Jenna Hale, Libby Carter, Razvir Khan and Mason Macrae who all gained the highest GCSE grades across their subjects. 

Students also scored 9s in a number of subjects including Tim Williams in design and technology, Jenna Hale in maths, Sofia Kamgang in French and Razvir Khan in both chemistry and physics.

Principal Richard Clutterbuck said: “Thank you to all students, staff and parents for their hard work in getting our King’s Oak students to the end of their GCSEs and ensuring that they are ready to move on to the next steps in the education.”

Meanwhile, at Digitech Studio School in Warmley 61 per cent of pupils secured passes in English and 53 per cent in maths. 

Individual successes include Karol Leja with six grade 9s and Hazel Campbell with four 9s. 

Lis Jolley, principal, said: “We are equally proud of students who have overcome challenges and secured grades that will allow them to move on to the next stage of their education or apprenticeship. I would like to thank students, staff and families for their hard work and commitment.” 

Year 11 students at Hanham Woods Academy have produced another set of encouraging results.

About a third of students gained grades 9-5 in both maths and English. Improvements were seen in maths, chemistry, geography and in vocational subjects such as BTEC health and social care and BTEC sport.

Principal Steve Kneller said: “I am delighted for the students who have been rewarded for their effort and dedication. ”