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North Shore Academy Students Show Outstanding Individual Performances

31st Aug 2016

North Shore Academy Students Show Outstanding Individual Performances

A number of students at North Shore Academy which converted to academy status under the sponsorship of Northern Education Trust in April 2012, have shown outstanding individual performances at GCSE level.

Emily Bowes, Amy Bonner, Lewis Sutton and Daniel Spears have done particularly well in a number of subjects including English, Science and Maths achieving , 10A* and 19 A grades collectively within their results. This reflects a wider increase in A*/A grades across many subjects.

Last year, 78% per cent of students achieved the nationally expected levels of progress in English and, this year, these numbers have continued to meet the expected national standard at 75%. We are very pleased to see more students achieving beyond their expected progress - an increase from 28% in 2015 to 38%.

Other subjects performing well include Sport with 92% of students making expected progress, Art with 67% of students making expected progress and 19% achieving the A* and A grades. BTEC Construction also performed very well with 100% A*-C grades, supporting these students with their next stages of education. Overall 24% of students achieved 5A*-C including English and maths.

From 2016 the performance measures have changed. All schools nationally will now be judged on how much progress all of their year 11 students have made from when they started in year 7, across eight subjects

Commenting on this year?s results Maryssa O?Connor, North Shore Academy, was keen to offer her thanks to her teaching staff and congratulations to the students for the dedication and commitment they have shown. She said:

?There are many individual successes to build on this year, some good performance key areas and in English, in particular. I know that the changes we are making will help to secure further improvement going forward and with the full support from the Northern Education Trust.?