GCSE RESULTS 2017: Celebrations at Holyrood Academy
STUDENTS at Holyrood Academy in Chard were again celebrating superb GCSE results on Thursday (August 24, 2017).
The results saw 67% of students achieving the key measure of at least a grade 4 (equivalent to the previous A*-C measure) in both maths and English new style GCSEs. Of these 68% achieved the new strong pass grade 5 in both subjects.
Many students exceeded their personal targets achieving some fantastic results.
Top performers this year included Maddie Porter who achieved the top grade possible in every subject with grade 9 in maths, English language and in English literature, 7 A*s and a Distinction*; Elliot Warner with grade 9 in maths, 8 in English language and 7 in English literature, 6 A*s, 2As and grade B; and Gabby Lang grade 8 in maths, 9 in English language and 8 in English literature, 6 A*s, an A and a Distinction*.
Headteacher Matthew Collins said: “The achievements of all the students has been superb, new government measures take into account the progress made by every student in the year for the Progress 8 score and these are significantly above national thresholds – indicating high levels of success for students of all abilities.”
Mr Collins added: “The results were thoroughly deserved by this group of students and are testament to their attitude and hard work.
“I would also like to thank the teaching staff for the incredible amount of work they have put in to supporting this group of students at a time of significant national change. These results are excellent and can only help to further our reputation at a local and regional level.”
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Holyrood Academy in Chard.