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The Blyth Academy Students Show Some Outstanding Individual Performances

24th Aug 2015

The Blyth Academy Students Show Some Outstanding Individual Performances

A number of students at The Blyth Academy, which converted to academy status under the sponsorship of Northern Education Trust on 1st October 2013, have delivered some outstanding individual performances at GCSE level.

Eleanor Fulbeck, Ryan Faulder, Megan Fell and Morgan Kettle have shown particularly strongly in a number of subjects including English, Maths, Geography, Biology, Physics and Chemistry achieving five A grades, four B?s and a C; five A grades, 2 B?s and a C; five A grades, 2 B?s and a C; and four A grades, 4 B?s and a C, respectively.

Last year, on first entry 52 per cent of students achieved the nationally expected levels of progress in English. This year, these numbers have risen by 14 per cent and by 8 per cent for those achieving more than the expected levels of progress. This year also sees an improvement in the number of students achieving A*- C in both English and maths with a rise of six per cent.

Commenting on this year?s results principal, Alison Jobling, was keen to offer her congratulations and thanks to her teaching staff and students for the dedication and commitment they have shown. She said:

?I am delighted that the hard work by our students and staff has ensured positive results for many individuals. This year has seen our movement out of special measures and ensured a solid foundation on which to grow. Blyth has an exciting future and I wish all those involved the greatest success.?

The Blyth Academy is an average sized secondary academy catering for 832 students aged 11-19 years. It has been sponsored by Northern Education Trust (NET) since October 2013.

Ian Kershaw, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added:

?The Blyth Academy is making good progress in some key areas and where this is happening both strong leadership and high quality teaching, coupled with the right commitment from our students are combining to make the difference. Congratulations to those young people and their teachers on some excellent individual performances.?