August 30, 2019
Students at Kearsley Academy, one of ten secondary Academies sponsored by Northern Education Trust, have achieved their best-ever GCSE results in terms of the percentage of students who have passed both English and Maths.
A staggering 65% students overall achieved a pass in English and Maths, demonstrating a good improvement on last year’s results. Perhaps most impressively is the 52% of students who achieved what is now called a strong pass in both English and Maths; marking a set of results that are set to be far superior to national average figures. In fact, over the past two years the number of students who now pass English and Maths has risen by well over twenty percent, representing a truly remarkable achievement for the Academy and a continuation of the colossal rise in standards here in recent years.
As with last year, students will receive most of their GCSE results using the new 9 -1 grading scale which over recent years has replaced the old A*-G system, with 9 being the highest grade.
There were some outstanding individual successes including Aiden Lawrence, a longlist candidate for the 2020 Olympics in Azerbaijan, who achieved a suite of top passes. In addition, Nikaeya Ridyard achieved a full complement of top grades, including a grade 9 in English Literature. Meanwhile, Callum Drinnan-Wakley, who is aspiring to become a firefighter, achieved Grade 8’s in Spanish, English as well as Grade 7’s in Maths, Science and English Literature.
Kim McKee, Acting Principal of Kearsley Academy, thanked the students and staff for their efforts and commitment, saying: “I’m really delighted that the hard work and commitment of our wonderful students has been rewarded with these excellent results. It makes their effort and dedication worthwhile, and I’d like to thank the staff for their continued passion for ensuring our students succeed”
Dean Buckley, Associate Executive Principal of Kearsley Academy added his praise, saying “Students and staff are to be congratulated for these results, and should be very proud of what they’ve accomplished. They have all worked really hard to achieve at these levels, and the results reflect the dedication and commitment they have shown. My sincere thanks go to the parents, carers, staff, governors and the Trust Board for their continued support – we couldn’t succeed without your help.”
Rob Tarn, Chief Executive of Northern Education Trust, said “These results reflect the hard work and commitment of the staff and students within the academy. The year on year improvement demonstrates the ongoing quality of education provided by the academy, and the exceptional desire of the students to succeed. We aim to enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care, and these results are the culmination of their incredible efforts and dedication, allowing them to progress to the next stage of their lives with confidence in their abilities to succeed. We are extremely proud of our students and wish them every success with their futures”.