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GCSE results: Magnus Church of England Academy


By Connor Thompson


There was plenty to smile about for students at Magnus Church of England Academy as pass rates increased.

There were many notable performances from students, and high-flyer Ciaron Bateman, who earned two maximum grades, said he was pleased the day had finally arrived.

He said: “I achieved a nine in both maths and science, six in English Literature and French, a seven in computer science and geography, and I am pleased with that. They were better than I expected."

Rebecca Mulholland, Louis Edwardsand Ciaron Bateman Magnus C of E Academy GCSE Results Day (15605077)
Rebecca Mulholland, Louis Edwardsand Ciaron Bateman Magnus C of E Academy GCSE Results Day (15605077)

He said he enjoyed his time at Magnus and thanked the teachers for being supportive.

Other students achieved strong passes in all of their subjects, with exceptional grades in some.

Louis Edwards achieved four grade nines in English language, maths, and double science.

Josh Walker Magnus C of E Academy GCSE Results Day (15605075)
Josh Walker Magnus C of E Academy GCSE Results Day (15605075)

“I’ve done a lot better than I thought I would," said Louis.

"I was hoping for one nine, maybe two, and my results are much better than I expected. I’m staying here at Magnus to do physics maths and computer science A-levels."

Leah Gasson was pleased with her three grade nines in art, geography and religious studies, while class mate Brannon Matthews achieved an eight in maths.

Rebecca Mulholland said she was happy with her two grade eights (English and geography) while Katie White celebrated a nine in geography and L2Distinction in performing arts.

Figures demonstrated that results have once again increased for those achieving a pass, that is a Grade four or higher, in English and in Maths, with Grade four+ in English rising by 11% to 73%, and in Grade four+ in maths increasing by 5% to 62%.

The Academy also increased the percentage of students achieving the highest grades (seven to nine) particularly in maths, with overall figures revealing the Academy are expected to be above national average overall.

The school is expected to be other the average is science too.

Reacting to the results, school principal Anna Martin said: “I am immensely proud of the achievements of our students this year. We have seen again an uplift in overall results and most importantly students have the grades they need to take the next step in their education.

"I am delighted that so many have chosen to return to our growing sixth form provision, which we know from last week’s results, will ensure they continue to achieve the very best that they are capable of.

"I would like to wish all our students the very best for the future.”

Average grades achieved overall, in all subjects at Magnus, was above a GCSE level four pass, with some notable increases in many subjects including art, which saw a 26% rise and 100% grade four or higher pass rate.

History showed a 10% increase in grade four, while Computer Science (18%) Technology (32%) also increased by that mark.

Chair of Governors, Mr Martin O’Connell, said: “We are very happy that this year’s results confirm that we are on an upward trend and the future is looking bright.

"We are confident that these results demonstrate that we are doing all the right things and that education in Newark is in safe hands.”



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