GCSE RESULTS: Biggest Sixth Form ever at Giles Academy get grades

Holly Thompson and Adam Trodd, of Giles Academy.
Holly Thompson and Adam Trodd, of Giles Academy.

This year’s GSCE results at Giles Academy have provided the biggest Sixth Form intake in the history of the school.

Girls dominated the top 10 places of results taking seven of the places, the school reports.

The three best performing girls this year were Holly Thompson, Chloe Vidal, and Georgia Burkitt.

The best performing boys were Adam Trodd, Ross Tarry and Luke Stengel.

Holly Thompson gained the school’s best results with an average of a grade A in every subject.

Ian Widdows, deputy head teacher, said: “The success seen in these examinations is the reward for extremely hard work by students and staff.

“In addition to their examination results, the vast majority of students will also complete Year 11 with a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and will now be looking to continue their education in Sixth Form including working towards the Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.”

The Giles Academy is one of 327 schools nationally to opt-in a year early for the Government’s new Progress 8 performance measure, Mr Widdows added.

Further details of this will be released later in the year using national results, he said.

Progress 8, according to the Department for Education, aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school.

It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment.