GCSE RESULTS: Increase in pupils at Nene Park Academy achieving five A*-C including English and maths

Pupils from Nene Park Academy with their GCSE results
Pupils from Nene Park Academy with their GCSE results
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A higher percentage of pupils at Nene Park Academy achieved five A*-C, including English and maths, than last year.

In total, 55 per cent of pupils achieved that target, up nine per cent on last year.

Principal Steve Howard said: “We are very pleased to announce we have recorded another really strong set of results with many students making much greater than expected progress.

“We have some superb individual successes to celebrate too and I wish all our students the very best for the future.”

Successes in English were particularly prominent with 73 per cent achieving A* to C, 85 per cent of which made expected progress, and 40 per cent made above expected progress – significantly above the national average.

The proportion of students to achieve an A* to C grade in both English and maths was 56 per cent.

Other successful subjects included PE where pupils achieved 85 per cent A* to C grades, and music where they achieved 72 per cent A* to Cs.

There were also a number of individual success stories to celebrate.

The academy’s top performers were Amber Walker who achieved 3A*s, 7As and 2Bs, and Amy Gore who achieved 4A*s, 5As and 3Bs.

From this year all students, schools and academies are measured on how much progress their students make from their achievement at Key Stage 2 in Year 6 to when they complete their exams at the end of Year 11.

This is known as Progress 8 and is based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects. It is a comparison of their progress against the progress of all other students nationally.

As the results of all students need to be analysed to calculate this measure the headline figure will not be available from the Department for Education until late September.