Year 11 students at the Academy at Shotton Hall are celebrating today with a fantastic set of GCSE results and the best attainment score our school has ever seen!
In the second year of more challenging GCSEs across the curriculum, students have excelled in all subject areas with not only excellent grades, but by making excellent progress from their starting points, a key measure of success for all schools.
74% of students achieved a pass in both English and maths with an impressive 49% of these grades graded as a strong pass, living up to our school’s excellent academic reputation.
Attainment 8, which measures a students’ average grade across eight subjects, was 53.3, very significantly above the national average and a testament to everyone's hard work and dedication.
Top performer was Nicole Blackwell with a bonanza of top grades. Her nine Grade 9s, the very top grade attributed to just a tiny percentage of passes, is one of, if not the, best set of results Shotton Hall has ever seen.
Achieving a terrific seven Grade 9s, was Charlie Horn.
Emily Dobson did exceptionally well achieving six Grade 9s. Emily had been in and out of hospital in the lead up to the GCSEs and sat all her exams with a full back brace.
Alex Hook, our Head of School Hall, said:
“One of the marks of an outstanding school is the ability to sustain excellence for pupils year on year. Every year we encourage our students to do their best and every year they deliver. They are a wonderful group of young people who have done their teachers proud and who continue the Shotton Hall custom of being one of the top performing secondary schools in the country.
“In total, 83 Grade 9s were awarded across the school – an impressive haul for our very capable young people - who now go on to their chosen sixth forms and colleges. We wish them all the very best of luck for their future endeavours!”