St Alban’s Academy celebrates outstanding GCSE results

St Alban’s Academy celebrates outstanding GCSE results

St Alban’s Academy students are celebrating receiving their GCSE grades.

The results are a credit to the efforts of staff, students and parents over the last year.

  • 64% of students achieved at least 5A*-C grades including English and mathematics, a rise of 8 percentage points since 2013 (56%) and of 33 percentage points since the academy opened (2009, 31%)
  • 83% of pupils achieved grade A* – C in English, a rise of 23 percentage points on the previous year (2012, 52%; 2013 60%)
  • 80% achieved A* – C in Mathematics, maintaining the standards that saw the academy rated the top performing school in the country for progress in this subject in 2013. (2012, 83%; 2013 81%)
  • 33% of students attained the EBacc standard, a rise of 14 percentage points on the previous year (2012 0%; 2013 19%)
  • There were notable successes in the academy’s engineering specialism (100% pass rate in GCSE double award engineering; 83% pass rate in GCSE product design) and in IT (96% of students passed their GCSE at grade C or above.)

Principal David Gould said: ‘I congratulate all the students on their hard work and their results. These results, achieved through GCSE qualifications only, are a vindication of our belief in the academic potential to excel of every child, whatever their starting point. However, it is testament to the ethos of our academy community that every staff member and every student at St. Alban’s Academy believes we can achieve even more in the coming years. With our new building, dedicated and caring staff and a shared commitment to delivering outstanding education in partnership with the community we serve, we are confident that we will continue to progress. I’d like to thank our staff for their unshakeable belief in our students’ potential, our students for their diligence and our parents for their support.”

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For further information, case studies on individual students or photographs, please contact Mark Gregory on 07540 722327 or mark.gregory@stalbansacademy.org