Students at The Academy at Shotton Hall are celebrating another year of GCSE success, achieving some of the highest results in County Durham. 74% of students passed at the new grades 9-4 (broadly equivalent to A*-C grades) in English and maths, with 88% passing English which includes an impressive 16 grade 9s – the top new grade achievable.
Top performers at the Academy were Emily Hughes and Harrison Metcalfe-Jones. With each achieving two grade 9s, 6A*s, one grade 8 and one grade A. Other high achievers were Kate Cowan and Chloe Broom with almost all As, A*s and 9s across the board.
Lesley Powell, executive principal at the Academy and CEO of the North East Learning Trust said:
“We are delighted with our GCSE results at Shotton Hall where our students have once again achieved grades to be proud of. This year is the first year of the new grading system for English and maths, and I am delighted that many of our students managed to achieve grade 9s, which represent the top 2-5% of grades awarded across England.”
“Our staff consistently deliver incredibly high standards of teaching, meaning we offer the children of East Durham an education that rivals the very best in England. I think we have something that we can all be very proud of here at Shotton Hall.”