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Students at The Grangefield Academy Secure Best Ever GCSE Results!

24th Aug 2017

Students at The Grangefield Academy Secure Best Ever GCSE Results!

Students at The Grangefield Academy, which is one of ten secondary academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust (NET), have secured some of the best results ever at GCSE this year and continue to show year on year improvements.

The academy achieved an incredible 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. Sixty-one per cent of students overall achieved a standard pass in English and Maths, which represents an improvement of 28 percentage points in the equivalent measure over the last four years.

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There were once again some outstanding individual successes. Mitchell Cox, Jessica Fairhurst, Bonnie Chapman and Michael Blenkinsopp achieved over 20 A*- A grades between them with a number of grade 9s in English and Maths.

Commenting on this year's results, Nikki Gibb, principal, wished to thank her teaching staff and students for the dedication and commitment they have shown. She said:

"The continuing success of The Grangefield Academy is very pleasing. This is a good set of results for us. Our aim is to ensure that every child fulfils their potential and is fully equipped to proceed confidently to the next stage in their life - whether this is into further study or into training. With results like this, I am certain we are well on our way to achieving this aim. Next year we will do even better."

Ian Kershaw, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added his praise: "It is very good to see that Grangefield examination results have maintained strong performance and an improving trend, particularly at a time when there is some volatility in the examination system. The results reflect a huge amount of hard work and Grangefield Academy is to be congratulated."