GCSE RESULTS: Record scores at Abbey College

Abbey College students are celebrating their highest ever GCSE results today, with a staggering 14 percentage point rise on last year's results.

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 9:50 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 1:06 pm
Abbey College pupils Emma Saxby, Bea Allen, Ollie Stevens and Lottie Moss

Now well above the national average, 68 per cent of students at the College achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths this year. This is 14 percentage points increase on last year and the College’s highest ever results.

The College’s provisional Progress 8 score, the new government headline measure that will determine the school performance tables from this year, came in at 0.36 meaning that students are on average making greater than expected progress. This figure will be confirmed later this year in line with the Department for Education’s national adjustments.

The results come just months after Ofsted praised the College’s leadership team for implementing a number of changes that had successfully ‘raised expectations’.

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Principal, Andy Christoforou, said: “I am very proud of both my staff and students for all the hard work and dedication that has gone into achieving these record-breaking results.

“These results reflect the success of the changes that the college has undertaken over the past few years, and are testament to the way that our members of staff really know each individual pupil so they can achieve the very best results.”

Both Maths and English results were particularly impressive, beating the national averages. More than two thirds of students made greater than expected progress in English and over 50 per cent of students also achieved two Sciences at A* - C, up 14 percentage points on last year.

Among the school’s highest achievers were Will Alden who attained an impressive 7 A* and 5As, Charlotte Moss who achieved 7 A*’s, 4 As and 1 B and Betty Davey who achieved 5 A*s, 5 As and 1 B.