AET secondary schools in Witham are celebrating a boost in their GCSE results.
GCSEs were reformed in the 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs for the first time in maths and English, and the majority of other subjects switched to the new format this year. Under the new system, a grade 7 equates to an A and a 4 reads across to a C.
GCSE Results August 2018
At Maltings Academy, part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), 78 percent of students this year achieved a grade 4 or above in English, which represents a nine percent improvement on last year. A total of 65 percent of students achieved a grade 5 or above in English, up by 13 percent on last year.
In maths, 76 percent of students gained a grade 4 or above, an increase of six percent on last year. Overall, 47 percent scored grade five and over.
In biology, chemistry and physics, 100 percent of students achieved a grade 4 or above, with 79 percent achieving grade 5 or above.
High achieving students this year include –
Adam Burrows – 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9, A*
Stephen Penaflor – 9,9,9,9,9,9,8,7,A
Ben Kusonsuphanimit – 9,9,9,9,8,7,7,6,6
Paige Twin – 9,9,8,8,8,8,8,7,Distinction
Paige Frost – 9,8,8,8,8,7,6,A,A
Amy Cannon – 9,8,8,8,7,6,6,A*,A
Beth Goodwin – 9,8,8,8,7,7,7,6,5
Ellie Jones – 9,8,8,7,6,6,5,5,A
Maria Zikou – 9,8,7,6,6,6,4,B,B,B
George Abbott – 8,8,8,7,7,7,6,5,B
Emma Baker, headteacher, said: “At a time of significant changes in education, the outcomes achieved by our students are testament to the hard work put in during the course of their studies, combined with the support invested in them from both the staff and their parents/carers.”
Julian Drinkall, CEO of AET, said: “Our congratulations go out to all students and staff at Maltings Academy. It’s always difficult getting to grips with a new exam system, but students have done extremely well and their hard work and focus over the last three years have clearly paid off. Particular congratulations to Adam, Stephen, Ben and Paige for securing more than one grade 9 – they are part of a very small elite group of students across the country and deserve to be recognised in this way.
“At AET, we are committed to providing an education that paves the way for our students to go on and live remarkable lives and we wish all of our students the very
best for the next step they take on that journey, whether that is further study or going into training or employment.”
Key Stage 5
Witham Sixth Forms are proud of the class of 2018 who have achieved 55% A*-C/Distinction*-Pass in this years Post 16 results, a wonderful cohort of students who have been at the forefront of evolving the provision of Witham Sixth Forms into a new era. We are particularly pleased with Art, Business, Health & Social Care and Sport which saw 100% of the students opting for these subjects achieving A*-C or equivalent.
Special mention to the following students for their outstanding results;
Jordan Russell A*, A, B.
Holly Larbalestier A, B, B.
Samuel Schlaich B,B,B,C.
Daniel Beaver B,B,C.
Blake Beard Distinction*,B, C
Jordan Thorogood Distinction*, C,C.
"We pride ourselves on offering the correct courses for the young people of Witham to ensure they are well equipped for the next stage in their lives. These results will see our students accessing the right Universities, apprenticeships or employment for them which is one of our core aims"
Director of Witham Sixth Forms
For information on 2018 progress data see the DfE's website.
Previous results are also available from the DfE's website.