GCSEs: Impressive grades for students at Humberston Academy
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Year 11 students at Grimsby’s Humberston Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.
Humberston Academy has continued to improve its high standards, with 81% of students achieving the new GCSE standards of 9-4 in English, while 78% of students achieved this new measure in Maths.
Matt Watling, Principal at Humberston Academy, said: “In a year when the way that GCSEs are measured has changed, our students have embraced the challenge and achieved results of which we are all immensely proud.
“Our school is committed to developing the talents of our students. We have seen some incredible grades in a wide range of subjects, with impressive outcomes in English and Maths in particular.
“It is a great privilege to lead a school with such an incredible group of students, who are well supported by a very talented and committed staff body. These wonderful results have only been possible thanks to all of their dedication and hard work.”
Amongst the smiling faces was Amy Faniyi (pictured), who achieved the new Grade 9 in English Literature, a Grade 8 in Maths and a Grade 7 in English Language, along with five A*s.
Abi Downes was also celebrating after receiving her results. Abi, who achieved a Grade 9 in English Language, a Grade 8 in English Literature and a 7 Grade in Maths, along with five A*s, will now go on to study A level Biology, Chemistry and Geology. She commented: “I am so happy, I could not have asked for a better set of results. All the hard work has paid off.”
Another happy student was Caitlin Hunt, who secured a Grade 9 in both English Language and Literature, a Grade 8 in Maths, two A*s and three As. Caitlin will now study A levels in Maths, Business and Psychology. She said: “I was shaking this morning, but when I opened my envelope and saw the results I felt a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. All my hard work has been worth it. Thank you to all my teachers for supporting me.”
Other top performers included Olivia Ramackers and Lucas Albion, who both achieved a set of impressive GCSE grades.
Olivia, who achieved a Grade 8 in English Language, English Literature and Maths, along with four A*s and one A, will now study A level Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She commented: “I am really pleased, I have done so much better than I expected. This is definitely down to my hard work and the support from all my teachers.”
Lucas, who achieved a Grade 9 in both English Language and Literature, a Grade 7 in Maths, along with one A*, four As and one B, will now study Drama, English Literature, Law and Government and Politics.
As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Humberston Academy is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.
Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “An education at one of our schools offers our students the very best experiences inside and outside of the classroom. We are delighted for all of our students who are celebrating their well-deserved GCSE results, which will now open new doors for them academically or in the workplace.
“We set high standards to create rich learning environments where all young people can achieve and excel, and it is incredibly rewarding to see all their hard work pay off.”