Another great year of results for our secondary schools. More than 420 Year 11 students from Wensum Trust schools collected their GCSE results yesterday. There were over 750 grade 7, 8 or 9s achieved with 68% of all grades being at 4 or above. The students can be incredibly pleased with their results, which has culminated in 5 years’ worth of hard work and dedication during their secondary school education. Here’s a look at the headline measures from our schools.
Acle Academy continue to produce excellent results. The headline figures show 67% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, with 47% achieving a grade 5 or above in both subjects. Both of these figures are above the national average for last year. The progress students have made across all of their subjects has been pleasing, in particular German and History, where 90% and 60% of students achieved a grade 5 or higher. Students also achieved well in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with over 80% achieving a grade 5 or higher in each of these subjects. There have been some excellent individual success stories as well, with two students achieving seven grade 9s and 3 grade 8s!
‘Congratulations to all our students who worked so hard throughout the year and who have shown that determination and diligence pays off. There have been some fantastic individual results for students achieving over 7 Grade 9’s and we are very proud that the cohort has achieved 67% 4 and above in English and Maths and 47% 5 and above in English and Maths – another great year for the fourth year running for Acle Academy! I would like to thank all our staff who work tirelessly to support our wonderful students and help to provide them with the best life chances to succeed. Well done Acle Academy!’
Helen Watts, School Principal
Alderman Peel High School
Alderman Peel High School’s results have improved once again, continuing their year on year improvement. 65% of students achieved a grade 9-4 in English and Maths, with 40% achieving a grade 5 or above in both subjects. This builds on the excellent progress results the school posted in 2018. There were excellent results across a range of subjects, in particular French, Drama, Music, Geography, History, PE and Religious Studies where 40% of students achieved a grade 7 or higher. Progress was strong for all of these subjects, as well as Psychology. There have been some amazing individual success stories aswell, with two students achieving seven grade 9s.
‘Congratulations to all of our students who have made fantastic progress and achieved such great results. We are really pleased to see that attainment has risen again, providing all of our students with the qualifications they need for the next stage of their education or training. The hard work of students, staff, governors and the support of our local community is without doubt a winning combination. We are thrilled.’
Alastair Ogle, School Principal
Hellesdon High School
Hellesdon High School have once again posted strong results. 61% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, with 40% achieving a grade 5 or above in both subjects. Both of these figures are in line with national results in 2018. There have been some excellent results in a number of subjects, in particular Biology, Chemistry and Physics where students have achieved over 64% at grade 7 or higher. Students have made exceptional progress in these subjects, as well as Digital Applications and Statistics. The school has made excellent progress with a large cohort of children from a range of different backgrounds. Over 150 students plan to continue their education journey with the school at sixth form next year.
‘We would like to congratulate all the HHS Year 11 students who collected their GCSE results today. “We are delighted with their achievements and the progress they have made through their hard work, dedication and commitment. Particularly pleasing is the increase in the number of top grades attained by the cohort this year. Well done to everyone involved and we wish them good luck for the future.’
Tom Rolfe and Mike Earl, School Principals
Once again, the wonderful and dedicated staff at The Wensum Trust family of schools have done a fantastic job in helping our students gain the best possible qualifications to help with their next steps in life. We look forward to following their journey beyond Year 11.
Daniel Thrower, CEO