GCSE RESULTS: More A* and A grades at Sawtry Village Academy

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Sawtry Village Academy enjoyed continued improvement in their results this year with 22 per cent of all papers returning A*-A grades – a three per cent increase on last year.

In addition, 76 per cent of students achieved five A*-C grades, representing a 10 per cent increase on last year.

The academy’s positive results continued with 65 per cent of students achieving C or above in English and Maths – an 11 per cent increase on last year’s results.

In both subjects there was an increase in students making at least expected progress - 78 per cent in English and 72 per cent in Maths – showing increases of 16 per cent and 11 per cent respectively on 2015’s results.

Science also saw a significant increase in attainment with the amount of students gaining a C grade or higher in two sciences moving from 48 per cent to 64 per cent – a 16 per cent increase on 2015.

Sarah Wilson, principal at Sawtry Village Academy, said: “We’re really delighted with these results – the achievements in English and Maths in particular demonstrate a significant improvement which is testament to the hard work of our students and staff.”

There were some individual tales of particular success.

Leah Witney attained 11 A* and two A grades. She was joined by Jessica Baxter, Connor Parnell, Sara Bean, Madison Chilvers, Jadeon Churchman, Caitlin Park and Daniel Spencer who all achieved 10 or more A*/A grades.