Despite the national changes that took place in the grading of GCSE subjects last year, the percentage of students achieving top grades remains impressive, as students proved they have truly encapsulated our promise of achieving excellence, with 72% having attained 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 53% achieving 9-5; an increase on last year’s result.
Headline figures this year continue an upward trajectory of success for the academy. In the 2018 examination results, SMA students have excelled. Subject highlights and spectacular individual performances include:
- 86% of students achieved 9-4 in English Literature and 67% in English Language
- 74% of students achieved 9-4 in Mathematics
- 100% of students achieved 9-5 in Biology and Chemistry; 92% attaining the same grades in Physics
- 91% of PE students achieved 9-4; 81% of History students attained the same grade and 81% in Art and Design
- Students achieving grades 9-4 in MFL: 73% in French and 75% in Spanish
- Students celebrating A*-C grades: 88% Business Studies 88%; Textiles 88%; Product Design 83% and Media Studies 88%
- 65% of students achieved 9-4 in Religious Studies
- Our highest achiever of the year, Erica, is celebrating an outstanding portfolio of results; 9999998888A*. Crediting the dedication of teachers and the resources that provided support, Erica looks forward to attending St Olaves Sixth Form in September.
- Not only did Jessica celebrate her fantastic results including 98877776A*A, but was overjoyed to learn she is one of the students to make the most progress during her time at SMA. As she embarks on her future at college to study History, Psychology and English, we look forward to welcoming her back as a member of our successful alumni.
The students’ inspiring results and drive to succeed embodies our academy promise: to enable students to become successful, confident learners; make outstanding achievements through our high standards and cultivate their ambitions to instill excellence for all, in our inclusive Catholic community.
Head of School, Miranda Baldwin said 'I am extremely proud of all students for their achievements and for securing another set of brilliant results, they have built the foundations for their own triumphs from an early point and I am certain they will continue on this journey of success. The results are a testament to their hard work and commitment, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff for their ongoing dedication to our students. I would like to wish all students every success in the future and look forward to welcoming them back as part of our exclusive alumni group.'
Pupils at the Academy are celebrating the best GCSE results in the history of the school.
The summer of 2017 is the first year where new GCSEs in Maths and English together with the new grading system of 1-9 appear in the results following government reforms to the exam system.
- 70% of all students in Year 11 gained a standard pass or above in both English and Maths (grade 4 to 9) – this is a 10% increase on last year’s equivalent statistic
- 50% gained a strong pass in both English and Maths (grade 5 to 9)
- 23% of pupils gained the English Baccalaureate (9% in 2016)
- 20 grade 9s were awarded -3 in English Language, 13 in English Literature and 4 in Mathematics
- An impressive 29% of pupils achieved at least 3 grade A or A* qualifications (and equivalents)
- 86% of pupils gained a standard pass or above in English – 14% increase on 2016
- 72% of pupils gained a standard pass or above in Maths (66% in 2016)
- Subjects with 80% or higher A* - C grades: Geography; History; Computer Science; Art, Business Studies; Drama; Media, PE and the triple Sciences
Head of School Miranda Baldwin said; “These are a great set of results, and we are extremely proud of all of our Year 11 students who rose to the challenge of the more difficult GCSEs with commitment and hard work. We are also very grateful to our dedicated and talented teachers and support staff for their contribution to these results, particularly at a time of great upheaval and change in education. ”
Special congratulations go to our highest achieving pupil Fadekemi Adeleye who gained 3 grade 9s, 6 A*, 2 A and a Distinction*. She joins a small select club of just 2000 pupils across the country to achieve three grade 9s, the "gold standard".
The top grades were awarded to many other of our pupils too, including:
Chloe Bui - 12 A* and A (and equivalent) grades
Holly Kawuma - 12 A* and A (and equivalent) grades
Catrina Creech - 11 A* and A (and equivalent) grades
Chiamaka Dominic - 11 A* and A (and equivalent) grades
William Laver - 10 A* and A (and equivalent) grades
Sonia Christopher - 9 A* and A (and equivalent) grades
Jason Ferreira Pina - 9A* and A (and equivalent) grades
Niamh O'Fathaigh - 9 A* and A (and equivalent) grades