Like students across the country, Year 11 students at The South Leeds Academy collected their GCSE results today (24 August 2017).
The Academy, which is “relentlessly committed” to raising standards and student aspirations has seen a 13% rise in students achieving a grade 4+ in both Maths and English and a 14% increase on combined this year. This will help our students to positively pursue their future ambitions.
There are many success stories in the class of 2017, with significantly improved outcomes across various subjects, but there are some particularly noteworthy achievements: Abbie-Lee Hughes achieved a Grade 9 in GCSE English Literature, a Grade 8 in English Language along with a further eight A*/A grades, or their equivalent, in her other subjects giving her ten A*/A grades overall.
Sarah Hussain attained eight A*/A grades and a grade 9 in English Language. This is the highest possible grade achievable at GCSE, beyond even that of A*; and finally, Huang Zhao made outstanding progress in securing impressive results in both Maths and English Literature.
The academy is proud of the large number of students who have met or exceeded their targets.
Many Year 11 students are enrolled in either education or training for September and we wish them all the very best for the future as they embark upon the next exciting chapter in their lives.
These results follow on from successes last week when all of the academy’s sixth form students achieved their first choice destination at University or Apprenticeship. This year’s Post 16 performance shows a significant improvement on last year’s results and a positive, three-year trend in term of both academic and applied qualifications.
The academy congratulated all of their students on their grades, but highlighted three performances in particular due to the hard work and application they demonstrated.
Shaneece Mabey achieved a grade A in A level Media, grade C in A level English Literature and a D in A Level Sociology. She is starting a degree course in English at University in September.
Also gaining a place at University is Marcus Broadhead who excelled in Sport, achieving Distinction *, Distinction, Distinction (Equivalent to A*AA) and is continuing his studies in Sport at University.
One of the stand out performances in the class of 2017 is that of Jasmine Thomas who studied Health & Social Care, Distinction *, Distinction *, Distinction * (equivalent of A*A*A*). She has decided to take an apprenticeship to pursue her vocational career ambitions.
Paul Tarn, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Academies Trust, said:
“I am delighted that the dedication of students, staff and parents has been rewarded in these excellent results. The results achieved by the students are testament both to their hard work and to that of their teachers. I recognise the significant improvements in performance across the Academy and this is reflective of the commitment and professionalism of teachers and other Academy staff who have supported students at this important and testing time.
“We wish all students well in their next steps in education, training or employment, and look forward to hearing about their future achievements”.