Sixteen year old Delamere student, Matthew Rogers from Sidcup could not believe his eyes when he opened his GCSE results – he achieved a staggering nine Grade 9 (A*+ equivalent) in Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, French, Geography, Maths, Music, Physics and Religious Studies!
Matthew was speechless when he opened his envelope and couldn’t wait to phone family members to tell them the good news. Matthew’s ambition is to become a scientist. He has won a scholarship to attend Eltham College to continue studying Maths and Science, from where he hopes to gain a place at Cambridge University.
“Under the reformed GCSEs, Grade 9 is much more difficult to achieve – last year only 732 students achieved a clean sweep of 7 Grade 9s so Matthew’s results are quite outstanding and must place him amongst the top achieving students in the country”. Said David Millar, Executive Principal.
Initial analysis shows that overall the Academy has improved attainment in a number of subjects including English, Mathematics, French and Media.
“I would like to congratulate all students on their achievements. These results reflect five years of hard work and determination. I would also like to say an enormous thank you to the staff for going the extra mile in supporting all our Year 11 students.” said David Millar.
With 253 students in the year group there are many individual success stories to celebrate. Here are just some of the top achievers within each of the Academy’s Small Schools:
In Ashdown School Divine Davidson was the top achieving girl who achieved seven grade 7s (equivalent to A grade) or above and Daniel Sibaveun-Tchounga the top achieving boy with nine grade 7s or above. Abi Taylor was thrilled with her grades, seven of which were at grade 6 and above.
In Sherwood the top achieving boy was James Nicola who achieved four grade 7s or above and the top achieving girl was Aisha Dawodu who achieved five grade 7s or above
In Delamere School Matthew Rogers was the overall top achiever but there were many individual successes:
Amongst the many others celebrating their results were Minki Ahn, Jacqueline Austin, Hannah Doyle and Kieran Rusher.
Kieran achieved 8 grade 7s and above including grade 9s in English Literature and Media.
Hannah achieved three grade 9s for English Literature , RE and Media, along with a raft of top grades in her other subjects including History, Sociology and English Language.
Jacqueline was delighted with her grade 9 for Art along with a further eight subjects all at grade 7 and above.
“We are delighted that the majority of students will remain with us for their Post 16 studies in Arden and we look forward to building on their success.” Said David Millar.
Students and staff at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy are celebrating another strong year of Post-16 results. Initial headline figures show that overall attainment in the sixth form has improved again at A Level and that 22% of students gained top grades of A*-B.
Subjects in which students performed particularly well were: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Economics and Spanish with an outstanding achievement for students in Art and Design who achieved a grade of A- on average.
Students in vocational subjects also continue to perform very well and the academy reports its average grade across the cohort is Distinction -.
Associate Principal, Fazal Rahman, said: “I would like to congratulate the students on their achievements. These results have ensured students can progress onto their chosen university, apprenticeships or further education. It’s a great achievement for all concerned and I would like to wish all Year 13 students good luck as they embark on the next stage of their education.”
David Millar, Executive Principal was delighted with Arden students’ success: “I am absolutely thrilled for our students and would like to pay tribute to the sixth-form team who have supported them over the past two years. There has been considerable change to Post 16 education in recent years and staff have worked extremely hard to deliver the reformed courses and ensure students are fully prepared for their exams.”
There were many individual success stories:
Joshua Baker who is an exceptionally gifted Mathematician achieved A* not only in A level Maths but also in A level Further Maths. A remarkable achievement in itself but made more so when you consider that Joshua achieved this in Year 11 along with a full sweep of A* grades in his GCSE subjects. Joshua went on to achieve A* in A level Additional Further Maths in Year 12 and today was celebrating 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Joshua was particularly delighted with his Biology result as he didn’t think the exam went too well! He will be taking up his university place at University College London to continue to study the subject he is most passionate about – Mathematics.
Daniela Davis gained Biology (C), English Literature (B), Psychology (A) and is off to Queen Mary’s to study Psychology.
Lacey Bonacci was thrilled with her results – English Literature (A), History (A), Psychology (A*) – which secured her place at the London School of Economics to study Law.
Twins Molly and George Turner got the grades to secure their places at the University of Kent – Molly to study Economics & Politics and George to study Military History.
Yasmin Byrd was ‘in shock’ when she opened her envelope. She achieved Biology (A), Chemistry (C), Psychology (A) couldn’t wait to phone her Mum and is looking forward to the whole university experience at Swansea University where she will be studying Osteopathy.
Zahrah Khan was delighted with her grades: Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Mathematics (B). She is going to City University London to study Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging). Her ambition is to work abroad and eventually gain a Phd
Not only did Harry Brimming achieve D*DD in Psychology but his grades also secured £1,000 bursary from his University! He cannot wait to head down to Portsmouth to start university life.
Twin sisters Daniela and Samanta Eida took the same A Levels – Accounting, Economics and Art & Design. They each achieved A* in Art & Design! They are off to the University of Surrey and studying the same course – Accounting and Economics. Although they are in the same Halls, they will not be sharing a room!
Fifi Akinlude was thrilled with her grades which secured her Apprenticeship with ATOS. She is really looking forward to joining the world of work while continuing her studies. At the end of her four-year apprenticeship she will gain a Level 6 qualification in Project Management.
David Millar said: “For staff, the smiles and celebrations today are the reward for two years relentless hard work and determination and on behalf of the students and their families, I would like to thank them for their dedication.”
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES 2018
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Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
|Percentage 2015||Percentage 2016|
|Higher Education Institution||73%||73%|
|Top third of HEI’s||19%||32%|
|Russell group (incl. Ox. and Cam.)||3%||8%|
|Repeating Year 13||7%||7%|