We are once again celebrating phenomenal success in this year’s GCSE results; building upon the accomplishments of last year and celebrating the achievement of the pupils who have made the most progress in SMA history. Having achieved positive results across the board we are expecting to see another significant increase in the Progress 8 score which is forecasted to be +0.55, this means pupils have achieved the equivalent of half a grade more than expected in every subject they have studied.
KS4 Summer 2019
The results achieved are the truly-deserved rewards of pupils’ determination and hard work and a testament to the support offered by our dedicated staff body.
The percentage of pupils achieving top grades remains impressive, as pupils proved they have truly encapsulated our promise of achieving excellence, with 68% having attained 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 48% achieving 9-5.
Headline figures this year continue an upward trajectory of success for the academy. In the 2019 examination results, SMA pupils have excelled. Subject highlights include:
· 88% of pupils achieved 9-4 in English Literature and 75% in English Language
· 71% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Mathematics
· 96% of pupils achieved 9-5 in Biology and Chemistry; 93% attaining the same grades in Physics
· 70% of pupils achieved 9-4 in RE and 71% gained 2 or more Science GCSEs
· 80% of pupils achieved 9-4 in French and 70% in Spanish
· 100% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Art and Design and this was matched with 100% in Textiles too
· 93% of pupils achieved 9-4 in PE
· 90% of pupils achieved 9-4 in Business Studies
Our highest male achiever of the year, Tomas, is celebrating an outstanding portfolio of results; 99988888877. Crediting the dedication of teachers and the resources that provided support, Tomas looks forward to attending St Thomas Apostle Sixth Form in September.
Our highest female achiever of the year, Fatma, celebrates outstanding results of 9988887776. As she embarks on her future at St Thomas Apostle to study Maths, Further Maths and Economics and we look forward to welcoming her back as a member of our successful alumni.
Among the many success stories, Naydelin Toazo, who made the most progress out of all the SMA pupils said of her results: “the staff at SMA have provided me with the encouragement, support and resources to accomplish my potential. Their sense of care is like no other and makes our school truly unique”. She looks forward to studying English Literature, French and Science. and pursuing her dream of studying English Literature at University.
Director of Learning, Ricky Lee spoke of the results: “I would like to congratulate our Year 11 pupils for their hard work and commitment, throughout their journey with SMA. I am overwhelmed by your accomplishments and that you all have the opportunity to prosper in your future pathways as a result. I wish you all the very best of luck as you embark on your next chapter and will miss every one of you greatly!”
Overjoyed pupils, parents and staff praised the accomplishments of the year group at St Matthew Academy and are looking forward to a successful future, with many pupils celebrating fantastic post-16 provider placements, including St Thomas the Apostle Sixth Form, Sacred Heart Sixth Form, Christ the King Sixth Form, Townley Grammar School and Dartford Grammar School.
The pupils’ inspiring results and drive to succeed embodies our academy promise: to enable pupils to become successful, confident learners; make outstanding achievements through our high standards and cultivate their ambitions to instil excellence for all, in our inclusive Catholic community.
Head of School, Miranda Baldwin said 'I would like to offer my congratulations to the class of 2019. I am extremely proud of all pupils for their achievements and for securing another set of brilliant results, they have built the foundations for their own success from an early point and I am certain they will continue on this journey of strong achievement. The results are a testament to their hard work and commitment, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for going above and beyond to support our pupils. I would like to wish all pupils every success in the future and look forward to welcoming you back as part of our exclusive alumni group.'
KS2 Summer 2019
St Matthew Academy Primary Phase is delighted to share with our local community the noteworthy SATs results achieved by Year 6 pupils in the summer of 2019. The academy was thrilled to learn that progress in writing increased to 4.3 compared to -2.3 last academic year and progress in maths also increased to 2.6 compared 0.7 last academic year. Furthermore, 23% of pupils achieved greater depth in writing compared to 0% last academic year and 13% of pupils achieved greater depth in R/W/M compared to 0% last academic year.
Pupils have worked extremely hard in the lead up to the exams, with 62% of the cohort attaining the expected level or above in Reading, Writing and Maths Combined.
The pupils’ successes and achievements embody our school vision of helping students become successful, confident learners; make outstanding achievements through our high standards and cultivate their ambitions to instil excellence for all, in our inclusive Catholic community.
Head of Primary, Jo Chick commented: “I am proud of all pupils at St Matthew Academy Primary Phase. All staff are dedicated to helping every child reach their true potential through a rich and personalised curriculum, and I would not only like to congratulate every child for their triumphs but thank our staff for their ongoing commitment to them. The results are a testament to everyone’s hard work and I am sure they all pupils will continue on their journey of success. Wishing everyone the best of luck at secondary school – and those attending our secondary phase – see you soon!”