Bluecoat Wollaton Academy students have plenty to celebrate today after the announcement of its truly exceptional GCSE results.
The academy is pleased to report that results have risen again for the third year in a row and that outcomes are higher than they have ever been, placing it amongst the highest performing schools nationally.
The news comes on the back of the school’s recent Ofsted Inspection in May which judged the school to be ‘Outstanding’ in all categories.
Attainment at the school has risen again, and more than 75% attained a Grade 4 or above in English and Maths, more than 56% at Grade 5 or above. Progress is also expected to be high for the school following some strong performances in the full range of E.Bacc subjects.
Stuart Anderson, Principal, said: “We are delighted for our students and their families as this represents an important recognition of the hard work that they have undertaken and sets them up well for progression into studies in Sixth From or other training.”
“The results mean that the school is well above the national average and testament to the dedication and skill of the teaching staff who help support the children to achieve so well no matter their starting points.”
There were a number of notable success stories in the school in a year that saw an increased number of subjects use the new reformed grading system from 9 (Highest) down to 1. Results typically demonstrated a 5% increase in nearly all subjects from the previous year, some areas making even greater gains.
Specifically, Ruby Ounsworth was one student who led the way achieving 5 Grade 9s , 4 Grade 8s and an A*. Other students who also excelled were:
- Paridhi Pande – 7 Grade 9s, a Grade 8, Grade 6 and an A
- Shahzeb Amjad – 4 Grade 9s , 4 Grade 8s, an A*, a Grade 6 and a B
- Alex Reade – 4 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s, a Grade 7 and a Grade 6
- Vyancha Maitland – 4 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s a Grade 7 and 2 at Grade 6