Double Delight for George Spencer
There was double delight at George Spencer Academy's GCSE resultys day followed by the previous week's record A-level results with their best ever GCSE results. An academy first of 78% of students gained a grade C or above in five GCSEs including English and Maths, and 76% gained the same qualification under the government's new 'first entry only' measure. This was a 4% gain on the previous year's 74%. The numbers of students making expected progress in English were 84%; whilst Maths were 75%. 60% of disadvantaged pupils also gained A*-C grades including English and Maths. George Spencer was above the national average in all of these benchmarks once again.
The number of students securing the EBACC (English Baccalaureate) also broke records – rising to 42%.
Fraser Mitchell, Principal, said "We are thrilled to have broken school records at GCSE as well as A-level this summer. It's a testimony to the hard work of our pupils, staff and parents that we still get the very best out of everyone, despite new, tougher exam rules being in place. We wish all of our students the very best for the future, and look forward to welcoming many of them back to our sixth form in September."
Susan Jowett, CEO of The Spencer Academies Trust, joined him in congratulating the students this morning: "These are a fantastic set of results. We're immensely proud of all of George Spencer's students who have pushed themselves to achieve their potential."
Post 16 Exam Results 2014
George Spencer Academy celebrated their best ever results this morning. 35% of students gained A or A* grades or equivalent, and 67% scored a grade B or higher. 88% of students gained a grade C or above.
Fraser Mitchell, Principal, said "We're delighted to have record numbers of students achieving the highest grades. 67% of our students secured a grade B or higher. We wish all of our students the very best for their futures – whether at Oxbridge, university, employment or in apprenticeships/training. I also want to thank the hard work of our staff who have all played key roles in helping the sixth form achieve these results."
Karen Fawcett, Post 16 Director agreed, "The outstanding results achieved are a true reflection of the dedication and commitment both teachers and students have towards achieving the potential of all of our students in the Sixth Form. We are proud to have played a part in helping them on the next step of their journey – university or employment. We wish them all the best and look forward to seeing them all soon.
A*A grades - 35%(33% 2013)
A*B grades - 67%(60% 2013)
A*C - 88% (86% 2013)
Average point score per candidate - 898(870 2013)
Average point score per entry - 229.9(221 2013)
This means that students will be able to take up their places at university with confidence.
Star achievers include:
- Rachel Dunn who obtained 4 A*s and will be studying English at Girton College Cambridge.
- Katie Lihou who obtained A*A*A*A and will be studying veterinary science at Bristol.
- Aaron Fryer, Emma Moore and Nicole Bramley who have all successfully secured placements to study medicine.
- Lydia Horry who obtained A*AA to study English at York, Beth West A*A*A to study English Literature and Jamie Capstick who obtained A*AA to study Journalism.
- Holly Potter who obtained A*A*A to study Geography at Leeds.
- Aleksy Prokopyszyn AAA* who will be going on to study Physics.
- Matt Shaw who obtained A*A*A*A to study Chemistry at Bristol.
- Rachel Buttery who achieved 2A*s and an A grade.
Special mention needs to be made of Mehzabin Tabassum whose conscientious attitude and determination successfully gained her first choice of Law at Liverpool University with grades of ABC. Mehzabin has been a real success story who arrived at George Spencer in Year 9 with English as a second language.
Other success stories include:
- Laurence Cartwright (A*AB) - Maths.
- Jacob Keeling (A* AB) - Enviromental GeoScience at Nottingham University.
- Elana Moore (A*, A, B) - Psychology at Sheffield University.
- Charlotte Palethorpe (A*AB) - Business.
- Sam Henson (AAB)
- Sarah Westgate (A*AB)
- Abi Topps (A*A*B) - Primary Education.
We wish all the students the very best.