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GCSE Results Day: The Dukeries Academy


By Rachel Armitage


The Dukeries Academy are celebrating the best ever results in the academy’s history.

A record 60% of students achieved Grade 4 passes in both English and maths, with 63% of students achieved a good pass in maths and 80% of students achieving the same in English.

Twenty-nine per cent of students achieved the highest possible grades of 7-9 in these subjects.

The Dukeries individual students who have achieved particularly outstanding results are Emily Freeman, who achieved six Grade 9s and two Grade 8s, and Kieran Littlewood, who achieved four Grade 9s and five Grade 8s.

Jodie Revill also achieved Grade 7-9 in English, Maths and five other subjects, despite needing time off school for emergency brain surgery before her final examinations.

Other students also made outstanding overall progress, with Shay Harper, Matthew Evason and Regan Langham all achieving, on average, a whole grade above national expectations in all of their subjects.

Claire Leitheiser, Dukeries principal, said: “We are thrilled that we continue to have a significant impact on the lives of the children in the

community that we serve.

"These results are testament to the students’ hard work and I am very proud that we manage to bring out the best in every child, with our varied curriculum celebrating the huge range of skills and talents that our students have.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our parents and incredible staff, who have made such exceptional results possible.

"We are also delighted to be welcoming the majority of our students back to the academy in September to begin further education with us in the sixth form."

Vince Green, Regional Education Director for the Academy Transformation Trust said: “I am delighted to see these record-breaking GCSE results at The Dukeries Academy. Students have made excellent levels of progress at the academy and this is testimony to their hard work, and to the dedication of the outstanding team of staff that work there. Congratulations to all the young people on their achievements.”

Gill Empson, chair of governors added: “The governors are so proud of the outstanding achievements of Dukeries students and would like to acknowledgethe hard work and dedication of the staff who have helped to make such excellent results possible."



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