King Edward VI Academy celebrates GCSE results

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Students at King Edward VI Academy are today celebrating their GCSE results. Part of the David Ross Education Trust, the academy has performed well under the new, tougher GCSE exams.

2018 saw the introduction of the new exams in virtually all GCSE subjects. Under the new grading system, 9 – 1 replaces the old A* – G, with a grade 7 equating to an A and a 4 reading across to a C.

Overall, King Edward VI Academy has performed well under the new, tougher GCSE exams, with the number of students securing grades 9-4 in English and Maths being on a par with the 2018 cohort.

In Finance and the individual science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) students also did particularly well, with 89% and 67% respectively achieving grade 4 and above.

Overall the performance of students in the BTEC subjects remained strong with 12 students achieving the highest grade (Distinction*) across the four subjects studied. Notably, 80% of students who studied BTEC Child development achieved this grade.

There were some star performances from a number of students:

Byron Barke achieved ten GCSEs at a higher grade, achieving a grade 7 in Maths and Chemistry; grade 6 in Biology, Physics, Geography and History; an A* in Finance; and grade B in further Maths.

Holly Forman secured ten GCSEs at a higher grade, with a grade 8 in Art, a grade 7,6 in combined Science; grade 6s in English Literature and Maths; grade 5s in English Language, Geography and RMT; a Distinction* in Child Development; and a grade C in further Maths. Holly said: “I am overwhelmed by my results. I worked so hard on my studies and it’s paid off! I’m going to Skegness Grammar School next.”

Tyas Huck achieved nine GCSEs at a higher grade, gaining a grade 7,6 in combined Science; a grade 6 in History; grade 5s in English Language, English Literature and Maths; a Distinction in Business Studies; and a Distinction* in Sport.

Tyas said: “I am thrilled by my results. I was nervous when I came in but it was so good to hear I did well. I’m coming back here for sixth form.”

James Myhill-Johnson, Headteacher of King Edward VI Academy said:

“I am incredibly proud of each and every student who is collecting their results today. These results are the culmination of five years of hard work and dedication from both the students and staff.”

As part of the David Ross Trust Education, King Edward VI 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 of the David Ross Education Trust said:

“We are hugely proud of King Edward VI Academy’s results. Our schools create rich and exciting learning environments that inspire students to become their confident, academic best. We are committed to giving every child a world class education which helps broaden their horizons, and that ambition is clearly become a reality at King Edward VI Academy.”

If you would like to study at King Edward VI Academy, please contact 01790 753260 or email office@kingedwardacademy.co.uk

King Edward VI Academy’s Open Evening for Year 7 pupils is Thursday 19th September 2019, 6.30pm-8.30pm. There will be tours of the academy daily during the week of Monday 23rd September 2019 – Friday 27th September 2019 either at 10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm.Contact office@kingedwardacademy.co.uk to book your place.