Four Dwellings Academy Celebrates Strong GCSE Performance

Almost half secure a Grade 9 – 4 in Maths and English

Percentage of students gaining a strong pass in Maths and English increases by 7 percentage points

Academy continues on a three-year upward trend of improvement

Students at Four Dwellings Academy are today celebrating a significant improvement in their Maths and English combined GCSE results of 49% at Grade 9-4, up from 47% in 2018. Part of Academies Enterprise Trust, the academy has performed well under the new, tougher GCSE exams that have been introduced over the last couple of years.

The Academy has seen some strong improvements over the last year:

  • Maths 9 – 5: up by 7 points to 33%
  • English and Maths combined 9 – 5: up by 7.5 points to 28%

2019 saw the introduction of the new exams in virtually all GCSE subjects. A new grading system is in place, with 9 – 1 grades replacing the old A* - G. Under the new system a Grade 7 equates to an A and a 4 is equivalent to the old C grade. The new grade 9 was designed to challenge and reward the very brightest and best students across the country.

Rebecca Elcocks, Headteacher of Four Dwellings Academy said:

“I am incredibly proud of the achievements of pupils at Four Dwellings Academy this year. In particular, the number of pupils gaining a grade 5 or better in English and Maths has improved, and the number of pupils achieving the EBacc has increased significantly.

“A special mention must go to Patryk Kugla who achieved an amazing four grade 9s, five grade 8s and two grade 7s. Well done all!”

Schools Minister Lord Agnew said:

“Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at Four Dwellings 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 Four Dwellings should do so full of confidence.”

Julian Drinkall, CEO of AET said:

“Our congratulations go out to all students and staff at Four Dwellings 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. Particular congratulations to Patryk for such fantastic results.

“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 Four Dwellings 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 Four Dwellings Academy today on these improved results, which also represent a three-year upward trend. 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.”