Neale-Wade Academy, March are celebrating their best ever GCSE results today.
The results show 60% of students achieved five GCSE passes including English and Maths, up 8% on last year.
There was exceptional performance in English, with 83.5% of results graded inside the A* to C bracket, well over the national average of 64%. As a result, Neale-Wade ranks inside the top 1% of schools nationally for Level of Progress in English, with a figure of 92.4%.
There was also excellent results in Maths, as 67% of students achieved grade A* to C. Other highlights include an outstanding 100% pass rate in ICT, 95% pass rate in P.E, 91% in both Music and Chemistry, 88% in biology, 84% in Physics, 82% in French and 75% in R.E. 63% of students passed in both Maths and English – the national ‘Basics’ measure.
This year’s GCSE class were in Year 7 when Neale-Wade Principal, Jason Wing, joined the Academy, and this year’s results demonstrate the level of improvement that has been made under his leadership.
“We are delighted with the success and recognise that it is due to the collaboration of students, staff and parents,” said Mr Wing.
“It’s brilliant to see such a wide range of subjects performing so well and highlights the breadth of the curriculum at Neale-Wade.”
In addition the Academy’s outstanding overall results, there were some exceptional individual performances such as:
Ruby Baxter - 5A*’s and 4 A’s
Amy Dunham - 3 A*’s, 5 A’s and 1 B
Mia Churchill - 2A*’s and 6 A’s
Arentino Charalambous - 2A*’s, 5A’s and 1B.
Gary Peile, CEO of the Active Learning Trust, of which Neale Wade Academy is part, says, “On behalf of the whole Trust we would once again like to congratulate the students at Neale Wade on an excellent set of GCSE results showing significant progress from last year. I would also like to place on record my appreciation to all staff, under the excellent leadership of Jason Wing and all parents for their wholehearted support for the students at the academy.”