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Students at Kearsley Academy Secure Improvements with GCSE Results by 12%

24th Aug 2017

Students at Kearsley Academy Secure Improvements with GCSE Results by 12%

Students at Kearsley Academy, which is one of ten secondary academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust (NET), have secured improvements from last year with their GCSE results.

The academy achieved an improvement in the number of good passes this year in English and Maths, as the new marking system for awarding grades in these two subjects was used for the first time.

Forty-two percent of students overall achieved a standard pass in English and Maths, which represents an improvement of 12% on last year's equivalent passes at grades A*-C.

There were once again some fantastic individual successes: Mia Aspinall (5 A*s, 3 As, 2 Bs, 2 Cs); Dougal McDermott (3 A*s, 4 As, 1 B, 3 Cs); Hope Fitton (5 As, 2 Bs, 4 Cs); Ellie Greenwood (1 A*, 2 As, 2 Bs, 5 Cs); Beth Greenall (1 A*,2 As, 6 Bs, 4 Cs); Chloe Mellor (1 A*,1 A, 8 Cs); Aaron Chambers (1 A*,1 A, 2 Bs, 5 Cs); Rhys Ashton (3 As, 7 Cs); Jodie Fitzpatrick (2 As, 8 Cs); Chopra Tarandeep (2 As, 7 Cs); Abilgail Holden (1 A, 2 Bs, 7 Cs); Caitlin Howarth-Dickens (3 Bs, 7 Cs); Tinisha Rankin (1 A, 10 Cs), Samual Jones (1 B, 8 Cs) and Kian Rowland (1 A, 1 B, 6 Cs).

Commenting on this year's results, Gavin Salvesen-Sawh, executive principal, wished to thank his teaching and support staff and importantly the students, for the dedication and commitment they have shown. He said:

"Members of staff have 'moved mountains' in enabling our young people to progress from the results of last year. There are some fantastic departmental and individual student results to celebrate. I am especially pleased with how we have significantly reduced the gap between Pupil Premium students and other students - this is real progress.

"The growing and developing success of Kearsley Academy is 'key' to our future. The improvements in English and Maths are encouraging. Our results this year are a 'stepping stone' going forward, which gives our whole academy belief that all can achieve. Next year we will do even better with the new Year 11, who are already making great strides forward."