Unity City Academy Celebrates Improved GCSE Results

Academy secures a 4% point increase on Grade 9 – 4 in Maths and English

Students at Unity City Academy are today celebrating a marked improvement in their Maths and English combined GCSE results of 31% at Grade 9-4. Part of Academies Enterprise Trust, the academy has improved performance 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:

  • English 9 – 5: up by 3 points to 32%
  • English 9 – 4: up by 2 points to 49%

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.

Andy Rodgers, Headteacher at Unity City Academy Academy said:

“We are happy with the results our students have achieved this year as they demonstrate a large shift in the progress students are making at Unity City Academy. In particular the results of Paige Risker, Kyle Charville and Mohamed Aldabatti all who achieved grade 7 and 8s in multiple subjects.”

Schools Minister Lord Agnew said:

“Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at Unity City 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 Unity City Academy should do so full of confidence.”

Julian Drinkall, CEO of AET said:

“Our congratulations go out to all students and staff at Unity City Academy 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 Paige, Kyle and Mohamed for their 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 Unity City Academy 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.”