Students, staff and governors at The Holgate Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, this morning were celebrating excellent GCSE results – reflecting both the effort and commitment made to meet changes to GCSE courses and grading.
Exceptional individual achievements included Lizzie Widdowson, who achieved two A grades, five A* grades and a grade 9 in maths, English Literature and English Language – the highest possible mark in these subjects. And Gregory Miller, who achieved one A grade, six A* grades, a distinction in BTEC sport, maths grade 7, grade 9s in English language and literature.
Also celebrating outstanding results were Aimee Johnson, Abbie Bolton, Emma Darlow, Mark Turner, Lakesha Wright, and Samuel Perkins, with the academy highlighting a special mention for students Megan Elliott and Matthew Jackson, who both made brilliant progress during key stage 4.
Sue Forsey, principal said: “The fantastic results achieved by our students are a testament to the time and effort they have dedicated to succeeding at the very start of a new era in courses and grading. There have been some outstanding successes and this reflects the hard work put in throughout the year. We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and are excited for them as they continue their development in our sixth form."