Another Successful Year For GCSE Students

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Tollbar Academy GCSE students who all achieved at least one top Grade 9 GCSE today.

Tollbar Academy is celebrating another very successful year of GCSE results, with 70% of students achieving at least a standard pass in Maths and English.

Under the new system for 2017, Maths and English have been marked from grades 1-9, with a standard pass being a Grade 4 and a strong pass being a grade 5. All other subjects are marked as grades A*-C until 2018.

84% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English with 68% achieving a strong pass. 74% of students achieved at least a standard pass in Maths.

100% of students achieved Biology and Physics grades (A*-C), with 61% of each achieving grades A*-A; 97% achieved Chemistry (A*-C), with 63% achieving grades A*-A.

Other notable subjects include: 90% of students achieving Textiles (grades A*-C); 74% French (A*-C); Geography 70% (grades A*-C); 82% P.E. (A*-C); 71% Art (A*-C); 71% History (A*-C); 100% ICT (A*-C); and 100% achieving Financial Education as a GCSE equivalent.

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Tollbar Academy Principal Stephen Moon with high achieving GCSE students.

Stephen Moon, Principal of Tollbar Academy, said: "I am very pleased with the results this summer, especially set against a backdrop of uncertainty with new examinations. The students and staff have worked extremely hard to produce yet another set of very successful GCSE results, which will enable the students to move on to the next stage of their education."

David Hampson, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, said: "As CEO of a MAT with three non-selective secondary schools, I am exceptionally pleased with this year's outcomes, particularly given the unpredictability of the new curriculum and the mixed ability cohorts in each of our academies. The results at Tollbar have improved on 2016 and my congratulations go to the staff and students."

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Lois George and Sam Morley, who both achieved Grade 9's in both Maths and English, putting them among the top 3% in the country.

Students who scored highly included 12 who achieved grade 9s today, which will put them among the top 3% in the country. Two of these scored grade 9s in both English and Maths, they were Lois George and Samuel Morley.

Lois, who was accompanied by her mum Lorraine, also achieved 8A*-A grades in further subjects. She will now study for her A Levels at Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College. She said: "I am in a state of shock. I am very happy."

Lorraine added: "I am ecstatic. Lois worked so hard and she deserves this."

Alongside his two grade 9s, Sam Morley also achieved 7A*-A grades in further subjects.

Melissa Cameron, Ellessi-Mae Baxter-Everitt and Scarlet Bulmer were all overjoyed with their results. Melissa achieved a grade 9 in English, a 7 in Maths and 8A*-A grades in further subjects. Speaking for the three friends, Melissa said: "We are shocked and overwhelmed. It was stressful and an awful lot of hard work but it is all worthwhile now. The staff were extremely supportive throughout."

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Tia Sunman and Ella Spowage.

Ella Spowage and Tia Sunman are both heading for Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College to study for their A Levels after achieving good results. Ella achieved grade 9 English, grade 8 Maths and 6A*-A grades. Tia achieved a grade 8 for English, grade 7 for Maths and 7 A*-A grades in further subjects. Ella said: "I am very pleased I was hoping for good grades."

James Dring achieved a grade 9 for English, grade 6 for Maths and 5 A*-A grades in further subjects. He said: "The teachers here are fantastic. I did lots of revision classes and I am really happy with my results."

Gamze Keser achieved grade 8s in both English and Maths and 8A*-A grades in further subjects. Emily Briggs achieved a grade 9 in English and grade 8 for Maths, plus 7A*-A grades in further subjects. She said: "I am over the moon, really pleased."

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James Dring and parents, Stephen and Jo.

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Happy Lois George with mum Lorraine.

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Dominic Pooler with parents, Colleen and Ian.

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