Thorp Academy

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Fantastic GCSE Results

21st Aug 2018

Fantastic GCSE Results


Thorp Academy 2018
GCSE English 9-4 76.5%
GCSE English 9-5 60.4%
GCSE Mathematics 9-4 81%
GCSE Mathematics 9-5 65%

Thorp Academy celebrates GCSE results

Students at Thorp Academy, one of ten secondary Academies sponsored by Northern Education Trust, have achieved a dramatic improvement across the board with their GCSE results.

The Academy has also shown a strong improvement in the number of passes in English and Maths.The proportion of students achieving the new strong pass in English and Maths has increased by 15% from last year, rising to well above the national average. An amazing 71% of students overall achieved a pass in English and Maths, demonstrating an improvement of 10% on last year's results.Similar improvements were seen in Science, History, Geography, French and German.

There were some outstanding individual student successes. Sam Parkinson achieved 6 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8 and 2 x grade 7. Eve Clark achieved 4 x grade 9, 5 x grade 8 and 1 x A* and Lauren Wheeler achieved 3 x grade 9, 1 x grade 8 and 1 x grade 7.

Karen Hailes, Principal of Thorp Academy thanked the students and staff for their efforts and commitment, saying: "These results are the culmination of years of hard work for our students and I am both delighted and proud of their achievements. I'd like to express my thanks to staff for their continued passion for ensuring our students succeed - these results are testament to their energy and enthusiasm".

Andrew Jordon, Executive Principal of Thorp Academy added his praise, saying "We're delighted by these results, which reflect the dedication and commitment shown by both students and staff, making all their hard work worthwhile.My thanks and congratulations to you all.My thanks also go to the parents, carers, governors and the Trust Board for their continued support - our students and staff couldn't succeed without your help".

Julie Kelly, Chair of the Academy Council stated 'The Academy Council is absolutely delighted to see another year of improvement at Thorp Academy. We are continuing on our journey towards excellence. Well done to all students and staff'.

Rob Tarn, Chief Executive of Northern Education Trust, said "When considering the vastly improved results this year across all ten secondary academies sponsored by Northern Education Trust I offer my sincere congratulations and thanks to all students and staff. These results reflect the many positive changes that have taken place in our academies, with the introduction of a range of new systems. Much greater expectations have been placed on students, and these results show how brilliantly they have responded and how hard they have worked. We aim to enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care, and these results are the culmination of their incredible efforts and dedication, allowing them to progress to the next stage of their lives with confidence in their abilities to succeed. We are extremely proud of our students and wish them every success with their futures".