East Leake Academy students celebrate GCSE success

22 August 2019

Students from East Leake Academy, part of Diverse Academies, were today celebrating another successful year for GCSE results.

Overall, 80% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in maths and over 84% in English, and 21% of the academy’s grades at the highest levels of 7-9. 66% of students achieved five or more GCSEs (including English and maths) – an increase from 62% in 2018.

In total, 48 grade 9s were achieved across the board, with students excelling in business, history, chemistry, physics, French, German and product design. Additionally, six top grades of Distinction* were achieved in music – 50% of the total cohort taking the subject.

In addition to the above, overall attainment also increased from 2018 results.

Some of the outstanding individual results included Isaac Baguley who was the academy’s top performing student with grade 9s in all eight of his subjects, plus the top mark of Distinction* in music. Isaac said: “I don’t know what to say, I thought my eyes were not working properly at first! I am so thrilled with my results and looking forward to staying on in the sixth form.”

Another high performer – Erin Doherty – achieved five grade 9s in triple science (physics, chemistry and biology), geography and maths, plus two grade 8s in English literature and French. Erin said: “I am so very proud that all my hard work has paid off.”

Year 11 student Jack Osborne also achieved superb results, with six grade 9s in physics, chemistry, history, maths and English, plus a grade 8 in biology and a 7 in French. Jack came away with the top grade of Distinction* for music. He commented: “I’m over the moon with my results and thankful to all my teachers for their support.”

Another high achiever was Kerys Stevenson with four 9 grades in biology, history, maths and physics, two grade 8s in chemistry and German and Distinction* in music. Kerys said: “I’m really happy with all my results, especially my 9 in biology and 8 in German.”

Principal of East Leake Academy, Kathy Hardy said: “We are incredibly proud of our results again this year, particularly the individual successes across many subjects and ability ranges, including many of our students with additional needs. Here at the academy, we emphasise the importance of students gaining academic qualifications alongside the skills to equip them for successful futures, therefore we are always delighted to see students do so well.

“It has been a pleasure working with the students over the past few years and I wish them the best of luck for the future.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or who is considering their post-GCSE options to visit www.eastleake-ac.org.uk or email sixthform@eastleake-ac.org.uk for more information.

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