Students at academy pick up 70 top grade 9s

Students from The Academy at Shotton Hall are celebrating their achievement of picking up 70 grade 9s in their GCSE results.

Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 2:04 pm
Updated Friday, 24th August 2018, 2:00 pm
Mia Robinson, Megan Watson, Bethany Ward and Leaona Smith

Top performer at the Academy was Bridie Cahil who was delighted to gain seven grade 9s and three grade 8s.

Other excellent results were awarded to Isabella Strong and Scott Spoors who each achieved five grade 9s, two grade 8s and one grade 7.

Students who managed to achieve a 9 are amongst the top 2-3% of grades awarded across the whole country.

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Mia Robinson, Megan Watson, Bethany Ward and Leaona Smith

Lesley Powell CBE, executive headteacher at The Academy at Shotton Hall said: “Once again, I am overwhelmed by the amazing grades our students have achieved which prove that, not only are Shotton Hall students polite, kind and resilient, but they are intelligent and hard-working.

"This attitude, alongside our brilliant, talented staff, who go above and beyond to help our students, has been key to their success. I wish all our students the best of luck in their future endeavours.”

Many children made excellent progress from their starting points with Joel Huntington, Faye Butterflied, Anna Giblin-Harrison, and Lewis Calvert making the most progress since starting in Year 7.

The results come in the first year of more challenging GCSEs across the curriculum that are now graded from 9 to 1.

Top performer Scott Spoors celebrates his GCSE results
Bridie Cahill picked up seven 9s
Josh Taylor celebrates
Jemma Byalt and Joshua Wilson
Twins Lewis and Benjamin Simpson with their results