GCSE Results 2019: Newark Academy
Newark Academy's students have seen an improvement on the previous year's results once again, much to the delight of head of school Andy Seymour.
For the third successive year, the Academy's students has secured their best ever progress score and performance in English and Maths, with students achieving at above grade five and grade seven continues to exceed national averages.
Over 71% of students achieved a grade four or above in Maths, while 77% achieved a grade four or above in English.
The pass rate for grade seven in both English and Maths has also improved on the previous years’ performance, and places the school in the top 20% of schools nationally.
Mr Seymour said: "It is great to see so many students collecting their GCSEs and we're delighted that so many of them achieve the grades they need to enter the next phase of education.
"We have made progress across the school on last year's results and we're delighted that there has been an improvement on last year, and pleased to see that so many year 11 students are wishing to study with us next year."
One of the school's high fliers was Sam Braund, who received grade nines across all his results, one of less than 1,000 students from around the country to achieve the top grade across the board.
He said: "I'm really happy with my results, I wasn't expecting to do so well."
Sam will be staying on at the Academy for his A-levels, where he plans to study drama, digital media and maths, with the hope of becoming a graphic designer.
Hannah Davidson was another top scorer, achieving three 'nine' grades, four 'eight' grades and three 'seven' grades.
She said: "I was pleasantly surprised with my results, I didn't expect to do this well."
Hannah is now set to study dance, chemistry and psychology at Bilborough College.
Head Girl Astra Taylor was also pleased with her results as she is hoping to pursue a career in the RAF, with an 'eight' and three 'six' grades among her result.
She said: "I'm really happy and so proud to have got these results."
There were several top grades for Lucy Broomfield, who achieved six 'nine' grades, two 'seven's and an 'eight'.
She said: "I'm really pleased with my results, I've worked really hard and I want to be a vet when I'm older."
Grace Johnson was receiving her GCSE results with her family, and they were all thrilled to see that Grace had achieved two 'nine' grades, an 'eight', a 'six' and two 'four' grades.
Grace said: "The results are much better than I was expected,.
"I'd never have done this well without the teacher's help, they have been amazing."
Her mum Clare Britten said :"I'm so proud of her and all the teachers have been brilliant."