Academy sees increase in GCSE passes

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Students at The Blyth Academy have seen an overall increase in one year in the number of pupils achieving five or more GCSE A* to C grades or equivalent including English and maths.

This year, 21 per cent more students achieved the nationally expected levels of progress in English and in Maths there was an improvement of 13 per cent.

The school, which became one of six secondary academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust last October, were celebrating some outstanding individual performances when students received their grades today (Thursday).

Jasmine Pearson achieved ten A* to C grades including five A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics and Religious Education; James Young obtained two A* and five A grades; Claudia Martin secured an A*and four A grades, while Ryan Crick also achieved ten A* to C grades including four A grades.

Alison Jobling, principal of the The Blyth Academy, was keen to offer her congratulations and thanks to students and teaching staff and for the dedication and commitment they have shown this year.

She said: “Since becoming an academy we have been given a great deal of support and guidance from Northern Education Trust, which has enabled us to see improvements in our core examination results this year, with English seeing a 15 per cent rise and mathematics seeing a 13 per cent rise.

“We look forward to building on this success next year, continuing to further embed improvements and progress for our young people.

“We look forward to working with our students in sixth form enabling them to maximise their full potential.”

Roger Alston, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added: “Blyth Academy is making good progress and many of the results achieved this year demonstrate that with strong leadership and the right environment for learning, further success can be expected.

“Blyth students, together with all teaching and support staff are to be congratulated for their commitment and capacity for hard work.”