GCSE RESULTS: Students’ efforts at St Leonards and Hastings Academies praised

Students at St Leonards Academy
Students at St Leonards Academy

St Leonards Academy saw another marked improvement in students’ GCSE results this year.

The academy, which opened in September, 2011, said 72 per cent of students achieved C or above in English with 62 per cent in maths. This year results have increased to an all-time high of 58 per cent 5A*-C grades including maths and English. Notable high-flyers included Tristan Blurton and Charlotte Douglas, who achieved 11As and A*s and Yasmin Ripley and Euan Robinson who achieved 10 As & A*s.

Principal Jon Francies said: “Our achievement is the culmination of the commitment of our amazing students and the skill and dedication of our terrific staff team here at The St Leonards Academy. I couldn’t be more proud of the staff and students – a real team effort.”

The principal of Hastings Academy praised staff and students for their hard work in achieving this year’s GCSE results, despite a drop in the percentage of students achieving five A* to C grades, including maths and English.

Last year’s figure stood at 44 per cent but this year it fell by nine per cent.

Michael Brett, principal of Hastings Academy, said: “Students, as well as staff, have worked incredibly hard over the year and although there have been a number of notable individual successes, we are disappointed with the overall provisional headline figure of 35 per cent 5A*-C including maths and English as we were looking to build on last year’s results.

“Results within science (A*-C 61 per cent), photography (A*-C 100 per cent) and Sport (A*-C 99 per cent) are particularly pleasing.

“However, looking forward our committed and determined staff will continue to improve standards to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of our students.”

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