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GCSE Exam Success 2018

What an outstanding year; a brilliant set of GCSE results at Hope Academy!

Y11 students are celebrating excellent results this year. 

69% of students achieved a Grade 4-9 in English and 63% achieved Grade 4-9 in Maths(an increase of 8% since 2017!) There have been significant increases across all Science qualifications with the separate Sciences seeing a 100% 4-9 pass rate. 

This exceptional success was replicated across a wide range of subjects which once again confirms the breadth of opportunity on offer at Hope Academy. Record results included Photography achieving 100% grades 4-9, P.E, achieving 95% grades 4-9(40% achieving grades 7+!), Art with its best ever results 92% 4-9 (76% 5+) and Drama achieving 77% grades 4-9.

Students have also performed extremely well in all vocational qualifications. Early indicators suggest outstanding progress across these subjects. 

Following the April 2018 Section 48 Inspection report which judged the Academy to be Outstanding in all areas, R.E. achieved 68% grades 4-9. This demonstrates an 18% increase from the previous year. These grades include some outstanding individual performances: 22 students gaining grades 8-9 and 46 students gaining 7+.

Grades 8 and 9 reflect the ability of the highest attaining students nationally. Overall, Hope Academy students achieved an astounding 85 grade 8 and 9s across a range of subjects, with 184 grades being 7+. 

Congratulations to all Hope Academy students who have received their GCSE results – it was a delight to see so many students rewarded for their hard work and commitment to their studies. Well done – staff, governors and sponsors are incredibly proud of you all.

“The results this year are a testament to a dedicated Hope Academy family. We are committed to providing all of our students with the best possible educational opportunities that transform into the highest academic and social achievement. We look forward to a record number of students continuing their journey with us into Sixth form, following last week’s excellent A-Level and Vocational results which allowed every university applicant to secure their place. I am remarkably proud of each and every student.”  Patrick Ferguson. 

There were some exceptional individual successes – here is a small selection:

Megan Byrom (Head Girl) gaining 9s in English, a 9 in Geography, a 9 in R.E, in addition to grade 7s in Science. 

Holly Anderson gaining a 9 in Maths, 9 in Biology, 9 in Chemistry, 9 in Physics, 9 in Spanish and 8 in English.

Georgia Harris gaining 9s in English, 9 in R.E, 8 in Maths, 8 in Geography and 8 and 9 in Sciences.

Liam Jermy gaining a 9 in Maths, 9 in Geography, 9 and 9 in Sciences and 8 in Spanish.

Abubakar Miah gaining 9 in Chemistry, 8 in Biology and 7  in Physics , 8 in Maths, 8 in English and 8 in Geography.

Wilson Cundliffe (Head Boy) gaining 7 in English, 7 in Chemistry, 6 in Maths and 6 in Geography. These grades will support a full scholarship application to a prestigious independent sixth form college - Glenalmond College on the West Coast of Scotland. This is part of Hope Academy’s bursary programme. 

‘Outstanding in all we do’

The following students made outstanding progress in their GCS Eexaminations, achieving results above their targets. In some cases, this was by two or three grades. A fantastic set of achievements demonstrating the dedication and positive attitudes of Hope Academy students. Well done to all!

Megan  Doughty

Anson Gawthorpe

Daniel Hill

Aminah  Khatun

Mia Phillipps

Emily Clynes

Alex  Barron

Katie Jones

Cameron Marsh

Harry  Read

Aaron Romea-Jones

Amy Jones

Alannah  Hewitt 

Amy Henderson

Joseph White

Ella Doolan

Rebecca Heaton

Olivia Poole

Jacob Richards

Bobby Brown

Luke Gribbon

Samuel Unwin

Brandon Stokes

Billy  Kinsley

Shannon Smith

Andrew Humphreys Grace Hickinbotham


Progress 8 Score


Attainment 8 Score


The percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of KS4


The percentage of pupils who achieved a standard pass (grade 4 or above) in English and Maths


The percentage of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). To enter the EBacc, pupils must take up to 8 GCSEs or equivalents, across the 5 subject ‘pillars’ of English language and English literature, maths, sciences, a language and history or geography


The average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc


The percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations)


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