Firth Park Academy Celebrates GCSE Results
44% secure a Grade 9 – 4 in Maths and English
In a year of incredible highs and lows, ranging from the academy achieving Ofsted Good status for the second time in a row in March, to the tragic loss of two of our students in May, we have had to overcome some significant challenges as a school and community. Good news is welcomed by all.
This year 44% of our students succeeded in achieving a “standard” pass (Grade 9-4) in both English and Maths, with 20% earning a “strong pass” (Grade 9-5) in both subjects. We are especially proud of our students and teachers in English where we achieved our best ever results, with 62% of students earning a “Standard” pass (Grade 9-4) and 44% a “Strong pass” (Grade 9-5).
As a school we are pleased to celebrate special stories of success from a number of students:
Having earned a special Award for being a ‘Maths Marvel’ in the city-wide Sheffield Superkids Awards this year, it was great to see our high hopes for Aliyah realised as she achieved a top Grade 9 in Maths, as well as three further Grade 9s in Science and Spanish, Grade 8 in History and Grade 7s in English Language and Literature.
We were already very proud of Viktor having seen his progress since arriving at Firth Park from Hungary and his love and talent for Music earning him a place in the National Orchestra for All. We are therefore thrilled to see how highly he has achieved with Grade 7s in Maths, Science and Spanish, Grades 6 in English and History and of course, a Distinction star in Music.
Earning a fabulous set of results with the modern equivalent to A* grades in eight different qualifications; Grade 9s in English Language and Literature, History and Religious Studies, with Grade 8s in Science, Geography, Spanish and Urdu.
Despite significant illness preventing Joanna attending timetabled lessons throughout Year 11, thanks to her tremendous willpower and the support around her she passed all her qualifications with a Strong pass, including a wonderful Grade 8 in English Literature and amazing Grade 9 in Art.
Faiqa has made such rapid progress since joining Firth Park at the end of Year 9 thanks to her conscientious attitude. This has resulted in her achieving an average of nearly 3 full grades of progress above her target grades this summer, with highlights including a Grade 9 in Art and Grade 7 in English Literature. A tremendous achievement.
Earning grade 7s across his core subjects of English, Maths and Science, with a fantastic top Grade 9 in Geography providing ‘the cherry on the cake’.
Dean Jones, Headteacher of Firth Park Academy said:
“Celebrating the success of our students and seeing the smiles on their faces is true reward for all the hard work and dedication invested into their studies. It is truly rewarding for their teachers and family members to know they now have strong qualifications to take forward into a future where they go on to lead remarkable lives.”
Schools Minister Lord Agnew said:
“Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at Firth Park Academy, and the wider team at AET, on reaching the culmination of much hard work. GCSE results day marks the moment so many young people will make choices that can shape the rest of their lives, so whatever path they choose, every pupil at Firth Park Academy should do so full of confidence.”
Julian Drinkall, CEO of AET said:
“Our congratulations go out to all students and staff at Firth Park Academy – it’s still early days for the new exam system, but we are very proud of how well students have done, and their hard work and focus over the last two years have clearly paid off.
“At AET, we are wholly focused on ensuring that the education our academies provide helps young people go on to lead remarkable lives. That is fast becoming a reality at Firth Park Academy and we wish all of our students the very best for the next step they take on that journey, whether it is further study or going into training or employment.
“The last three years has seen far-reaching changes at AET. Bar our name above the door, everything has changed – from the type of support we provide to each academy through to our governance. Everything is now geared towards the central goal of “remarkable lives” and it is wonderful to see the impact of those changes now coming through in each of our academies. The future is looking very positive, and my congratulations to everyone who is celebrating these results today.”
David Hatchett, AET’s National Director of Secondary Schools said:
“Congratulations to students at Firth Park Academy today on these results. In what has been a challenging year for the academy and community, I pay tribute to the staff and leaders at the Academy for supporting the students to achieve these outcomes and for inspiring them to go on to lead remarkable lives.”