Students were delighted today after picking up their GCSE results which saw them achieve an impressive 70 grade 9s – the new elite grade that outshines the traditional A*. The plethora of 9s means students who managed to achieve them are amongst the top 2-3% of grades awarded across the whole country.
The results come in the first year of more challenging GCSEs across the curriculum that are now graded from 9 to 1. Despite much discussion nationally about the impact this would have, our students have continued to do what they always do, achieving consistently excellent results that bolster the school’s outstanding status.
Top performer at the Academy was Bridie Cahill with 7 grade 9s and 3 grade 8. Other excellent results were awarded to Isabella Strong who achieved 7 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7, and Scott Spoors achieved 3 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s.
Of course it is not just the very top performers who should be applauded, many children made excellent progress from their starting points with Joel Huntington, Faye Butterflied, Anna Giblin-Harrison, and Lewis Calvert making the most progress since starting in Year 7.
Lesley Powell CBE commented: “Once again, I am overwhelmed by the amazing grades our students have achieved which prove that, not only are Shotton Hall students polite, kind and resilient, but they are intelligent and hard-working. This attitude, alongside our brilliant, talented staff, who go above and beyond to help our students, has been key to their success. I wish all our students the best of luck in their future endeavours.”