Churchill Academy

Marvellous GCSE results for Churchill Academy students

Students at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form are celebrating first-class GCSE results, with 68% of students achieving A*-C grades in English and Maths. This is an improvement of 7% on last year’s results, demonstrating why the Academy was awarded an “outstanding” rating by the schools’ inspectorate Ofsted in 2015. 22% of grades achieved were A*-A.

The new “Attainment 8” score for the Academy is a grade B, meaning that students achieved an average of a grade B across their best 8 subjects.

Hanna Whydle, outgoing House Captain for Hanover House, was celebrating ten A* grades, an A and a B. She also achieved a unique A^ grade (A* with Distinction) in GCSE Further Maths, showing that her marks were beyond an A* grade! Hanna said: “I wasn’t really that nervous. As long as I got two Bs in science I was happy.” She will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths at Sixth Form. 

Tom Howarth, Sophie Parsons and Hannah Gray achieved twelve A and A* grades each, whilst a further fourteen students achieved ten or more A or A* grades: Lauryn Maine, Charlotte Eyres, Nina Halper, Becky Fews, Lucy Nolan, Lucy Buncombe, Rosie Kirkpatrick, Hannah Anderson, Ben Webber, Natasha Whittock, Oceanne Shears, Caoimhe Wahab, Matteo Guccione and Edward Alton.

Headteacher Chris Hildrew said: “the students are right to celebrate their well-deserved success. Since I joined the Academy in January I have been impressed by their hard work, and the way the students have taken responsibility for their own learning. I must also pay tribute to the excellent teaching they have received from our outstanding staff throughout their time at the Academy. I look forward to the student’s continued success, as the majority of them go on to continue their studies in our sixth form.”

Outstanding subject performances included Catering, with a staggering 93% of students achieving grades A*-C, English Literature and Economics (both with 86% A*-C). Over 80% of students taking ICT, Music, Religious Studies and Business Studies achieved A*-C grades. 78% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C. “These high achievements in practical and academic subjects show the balanced curriculum on offer here at Churchill, where success doesn’t mean narrowing down options or choices,” said Mr Hildrew.

This success at GCSE comes just a week after the Academy saw excellent A-level results from its on-site sixth form provision. Students will return in September to see work already underway on the Academy’s new £1.3m Business Studies and Computing facility, which is due to open in March 2017.

The Academy has filled all its places for Year 7 starting in September 2016. Applications are now open for next year, with an Open Evening for prospective parents on 28th September, and open mornings on the 4th, 5th and 6th October.  Applications to join the Sixth Form are also open, with an open evening taking place on 15th November.