24th August 2017

GCSE 2017

The 2017 GCSE results achieved in the Academy are once again extremely impressive.  Of the 189 pupils who sat GCSE examinations this year, 58.8% of all entries resulted in the top grades A*/A, and when B Grades are included this figure rises to 82.4%.


A very impressive total of 57 pupils, almost a third of the year group, obtained 9 A* or A Grades in 9 or more subjects. There were many superb performances, especially noteworthy were those pupils who obtained 9 or 10 A* grades:

Clare Rose Agnew, Harry Farson, Hannah Jordan, Emily Kane, Maria Lyons,

Sarah McCallister, Beth McCullough, Emma McElderry, Thomas McIntosh, Ellen Megaw, Ryan Simms, Srinivas Suresh, Niall Thompson and Jonathan Warren.

Congratulations to Clare Rose Agnew who obtained an outstanding 11 A* grades.


These results were produced by the talent, industry and commitment of our pupils, supported and encouraged by parents who today can feel justifiably proud of these accomplishments.  We are delighted for all our pupils as these results reflect tremendous strength in depth and we congratulate our young people on their outstanding achievements and wish them well for the future.

I should like also to commend my teaching colleagues who through their dedication, commitment and skill have produced these excellent results at GCSE, as well as our best ever A and AS Level results released last week.  Once again the examination results reflect the excellent standards of teaching and learning that exist in the Academy and I pay tribute to the professionalism of my colleagues.


R S McLoughlin