Tamworth Enterprise College Celebrates GCSE Results

46% of students secure a Grade 9 – 4 in Maths and English

Increase of 7% points on 2018

Improvements in strong passes in Maths and English as well

Students at Tamworth Enterprise College, part of Academies Enterprise Trust, are today celebrating improvements in their Maths and English combined GCSE results of 46% at standard pass (Grades 9-4), with a number of students achieving some exceptional results.

The Academy has seen some improvements over the last year:

  • Maths 9 – 5: up by 5 points to 26%
  • English 9 – 4: up by 8 points to 66%
  • Maths 9 – 4: up by 7 points to 55%

2019 saw the introduction of the new exams in virtually all GCSE subjects. A new grading system is in place, with Grades 9 – 1 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.

This year saw some star performers at Tamworth, including:

  • Ewan Williams who achieved 2 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s, 3 Grade 7s. Ewan’s achievements are even more noteworthy as one of his Grade 9s was achieved a year early in maths when he was in Year 10
  • Evelyn Pratt, who achieved 2 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s and 4 Grade 7s
  • Irina Pirciog who achieved 4 Grade 8s and 3 Grade 7s
  • Bailey-Faith Mansell who achieved 2 Grade 8s and 5 Grade 7s
  • Katie Moore who attained 4 Grade 9s.

Julian Drinkall, CEO of AET said:

“It is pleasing to see some improvements this year at Tamworth Enterprise College, and I particularly congratulate Ewan, Evelyn, Irina, Bailey-Faith and Katie on their outstanding achievements today. We know, however, that there is more to do to improve the quality of education at Tamworth in response to Ofsted’s recent findings. As a result, we have made some key appointments to the academy leadership team, including the appointment of Gemma Simon, who we have full confidence will improve the academy further over the terms ahead.

“At AET, we are wholly focused on ensuring that the education our academies provide helps young people go on to lead remarkable lives. 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.”