GCSE Results Success!

Pool Academy’s Governors are delighted to be celebrating another fantastic set of outcomes for our students.  These outcomes are the result of hard work from our students, parents, staff and wider community and we are delighted that students have achieved the necessary grades to continue successfully onto the next stage of their education and training.

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There are impressive outcomes across the board, including some outstanding individual achievements:

Megan H.  Achieved the new grade 9 in both English and Maths, topping these off with an additional 8 A* - A grades.

Joel H. Achieved the new grade 8 in English and Maths, topping these off with a further 9 A* - A grades.

Esther P.  Achieved the new grade 8 in English and Maths, topping these off with a further 8 A* - A grades.

Maria R.  Achieved a new grade 9 in Maths, double 7 in English and a further 8 A* - A grades.

Jamie S. Achieved a new grade 9 in Maths, 8 in English and a further 8 A* - B grades.

The new grade 9 represents the gold standard for GCSEs and is only available in English and Maths this year and awarded to the top 2-3% across the country. Amongst those students who achieved 9s are: Maria R, Jamie S, Jamie R and Megan H, who achieved 9 in both English and Maths.

Initial progress scores also suggest that 4 students exceeded all their estimates by at least 1 grade, with one student (Matthew B) exceeding his estimates by almost 2 grades.  A huge congratulations to Matthew B, Susan E, Carl B and Thomas B.

Chair of Governors Frank Baker said: “I am absolutely delighted for all the students and their families.  They have worked so hard for these outcomes and they certainly deserve every success.  Pool Academy’s community continues to go from strength to strength and everyone involved has every right to be very proud!  Students have the very best preparation for the world of work, through numerous opportunities to work with local employers and access to a large number of possible option subjects to study.  Strong successes in English and Maths this year were matched by outcomes in the Expressive Arts and Technological subjects, including 87% of students achieving A* - C in Drama and 84% in Electronics.  Balancing traditional and practical subjects ensures students have the opportunity to thrive in a range of subjects that are matched perfectly to their individual needs.”