BEAMING smiles were visible all round at Grace Academy this morning as another year of GCSE results were celebrated.
Despite a more challenging grading system, the academy saw 42 per cent of students achieve five or more GCSEs at A* to C – up 10 per cent on last year.
Three students achieved the new Grade Nine in maths, including David Calampinay, Jack Wilson and Catherine Dudley. Ofqual predicted the new grade would only be awarded to the top 3 per cent of students in the country.
Outstanding students David Calampinay and Jack Sedgeley achieved a total of 10 GCSEs with 8 at A/A* grades.
Elsewhere Catherine Dudley, Murtaza Hazareh, Cameron Hopwood, Anais Morris, Kareem Muzzafar, Tiegan Reader, Hannah Taylor and Jack Wilson gained 10 GCSEs with 6 of their GCSEs at A/A* level.
Other exceptional students included Annie Gatarama and Amber Winterburn, who achieved 10 GCSEs with 5 at grades A/A* or equivalent.
Executive Principal Darren Gelder said: “These results reflect the hard work of staff and students with the support of parents and carers.
“As an Academy we will build on this success as a foundation for continual improvement.”
Assistant Principal for curriculum and standards Gopal Baria said: “The work both teachers and students have put in at after-school revision sessions and intervention has been successful. Students have engaged with this well throughout the year.”