GCSE Results 2019
Students celebrate their success at Churchill Academy & Sixth Form
Students at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form are celebrating excellent GCSE results with 55% of students achieving the “strong pass” threshold of grade 5 and above in both English and Maths. 82% of students achieved the grade 4 standard pass or above in English, with 79% achieving the standard pass in Mathematics. The headline Attainment 8 score was 49.
The top academic performer this year is Jasmine Rooke, with an astonishing ten grade 9s. “I’m very relieved. A little shocked, but it’s nice to know all the hard work has paid off.” Jasmine is continuing at Churchill Academy & Sixth Form studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Geography.
Impressive results were also achieved by Catherine Hurcombe (eight grade 9s and two grade 8s), and John Skeen (six grade 9s and four grade 8s). Samuel Smith, Emma Vaughn and Bede Burston also achieved fantastic results with all ten GCSEs at grade 7 and above.
Jack Amer, Mason Beramsingh, Amelia Hurst, Emily Aldridge, Serena Dams, Rosie Clements, Jason McLaren, Isabella Trafford, Holly Stoneman, Jackson Harper, Olive Barnett, Caitlin Burke and Benjamin Wheeler all achieved eight or more GCSEs at grade 7 and above.
Headteacher Chris Hildrew said: “This is another excellent set of results. This year at Churchill we have been keen to emphasise the importance of finding a balance between school work and extra-curricular activities, so that our students could manage the stress of exam season. It’s great to see that excellent results can be achieved when the wellbeing of our students is prioritised. Our success is testament to the partnership between our expert staff, our dedicated families, and the efforts of our wonderful students. I am very proud of them all, and I look forward to welcoming many of them into our successful Sixth Form in September.”
Alongside the consistently strong performance in Mathematics, excellent results were achieved in GCSE Business Studies, Economics, Food and Nutrition, Music and Religious Studies. GCSE students benefitted from the Academy’s new facilities in Food and Nutrition GCSE, where over 80% of students achieved a strong pass and 40% achieved grade 7 or higher. The new Science laboratories also inspired students, with high grades achieved across GCSEs in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
The Academy was oversubscribed again for Year 7 places starting in September 2019. Applications are now open for next year, with an Open Evening for prospective parents on Wednesday 25th September, and Open Mornings on the 1st and 2nd October. Applications to join the Sixth Form are also open, with an Open Evening taking place on 13th November.