Students at North Oxfordshire Academy are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today (Thursday), which show a significant increase on last year’s figures.
Over half (52 per cent) of students gained at least five A* to C grades including English and maths equating to a 13 percentage point rise since last summer.
Achievement in the important core subjects was also strong with some 67 per cent of students achieved a C grade or higher in maths, with 66 per cent achieving the same in English.
In addition, several students have been celebrating particularly noteworthy results, including Nyssa Firkins who achieved four A* grades, four A grades and two B’s, Tiggy Ansell who was awarded three A* grades, five A’s and a B and Scott Andrews who is celebrating with five A grades, three B’s and a C.
Sara Billins, Principal of North Oxfordshire Academy, said: “Congratulations to all our students celebrating today; they have achieved some excellent results which are a just reward for their determination and hard work over the course of their studies. Likewise, thanks are due to all our staff whose tireless efforts and support of students has made all the difference in our success today.
“I am delighted that we have seen such a significant improvement in our headline measure and I am confident that this upward trend will be reflected again in our results next summer, as the academy continues to make progress. Today’s results also follow some excellent A Level success last week, which saw our first student secure a place at Oxbridge.”