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High Weald Academy Celebrates 2016 GCSE Success

High Weald Academy Year 11 students are celebrating today following a very positive set of GCSE and vocational qualification results.

Early projections show that students at High Weald Academy make better than average progress from KS2 to KS4.  The core subjects did particularly well with 63% and 62% of students gaining A*-C grades in English and Maths respectively and 54% meeting the government floor standard of gaining a good pass in both English and Maths. Science too posted a strong set of results with 74% gaining two good GCSEs in science and of the smaller group of students sitting triple science 94% achieved above a C grade. 

High Weald Academy has a strong track record in vocational qualifications and many students achieved the highest Distinction and Distinction* grades (equivalent to A and A*) in their vocational courses including Business Studies, Sport and IT.  This gives our students a really good grounding to go onto Sixth Form, College places or apprenticeships. The range of qualifications and the level of achievement shows the amount of hard work, dedication and commitment that our students and staff have shown to achieve such success.  These are qualities that our students will take with them into their future studies and careers.

Amongst the highlights of our successes we have some students who have done exceptionally well; Millie James with 6 A grades and 3 B grades, Ellie Dillon-White achieved 5 A grades, 4 Bs and a C and Jack Farley with 3 A grades and 4 B grades.  Sahiste Saglam stole the show in Science with A grades in Chemistry, Physics and Biology and Callum Rhodes gained his A* in Maths, along with an array of other A and B grades.  These students are all going on to sixth form studies and are sure to have glistening prospects in front of them.

Mrs Beech, Principal said, “Staff and students here are completely dedicated.  Here at High Weald Academy we support students in all aspects of their development and achievement.  It is about making sure that every one of our young people make good progress and are supported to be the best that they can be.  We are so proud of all our students’ achievements.”