GALLERY: Thomas Clarkson Academy reveals GCSE results with two students gaining 17 qualifications
12:36 21 August 2014
About half of Thomas Clarkson Academy’s GCSE students achieved A* to C grades in English and maths.
Thomas Clarkson GCSE results
From left: Abbie Murray and Kristi Clayton. Abbie achieved A and B grades and Kristi got B and C grades. Abbie is returning to Thomas Clarkson to study A-levels and Kristi is off to the College of West Anglia to do graphic design and animation at Level 3.
From left: Alfie Doherty and Lewis Allen. Alfie is planning to do health and social care and Lewis is studying Level 3 construction with aim of becoming a architect.
From left Georgia Ward, Ellisia Tura and Morwenna Hind. George attained a total of 17 GCSEs including six As, Ellisia also attained 17 GCSEs with 3 A grades and Morwenna got 14 GCSEs with one A grade. Georgia and Morwenna are returning to Thomas Clarkson to study A-levels and Ellisia is off to Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough to do her A-levels.
From left: Jack Witney, Sophie Sutton, Danielle Crofts and Ellie-May Cullen who all attained B and C grades in maths and English.
From left: Keeley Morris, Jessica Cooper and Ellen Carlile were delighted with their results. Keeley attained an A in Maths and her and Jessica are planning to do child care, while Ellen is off to Peterborough College to study animal management.
Ryan Killingworth checks his results. He is planning to a course in vehicle body work at the College of West Anglia Isle Campus.
Forty-nine per cent of students gained the grades in English and 52 per cent in maths.
Results improved in Modern Foreign Languages, Science and Art, but changes to the weighting given to different subjects meant less students than hoped achieved five A* to C grades.
Individual success stories included Chloe Ball, who achieved five A* or A grades, while Albert Smith and Ben Ayling gained three A* or A grades.
Georgia Ward gained 17 qualifications, including 6 A grades, and plans to take her A Levels at the academy. Fellow pupil Ellisia Tura matched her haul, with three As.
She said: “I’m feeling pretty happy. My results are better than I expected.”
Reflecting on the academy’s performance, principal Clare Claxton said: “Today is about celebrating the achievements of our hardworking students. These are the first students to be affected by the Government’s exam reforms and unfortunately today’s results don’t reflect the huge amount of progress many of them have made in the two years in which the Academy has existed.”