Another Fantastic Year Of GCSE Results

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The four highest achieving GCSE students at Cleethorpes Academy are: Liam McWilliams-Hill, Elisha Thomas, Dinah Bampi and Alasdair Jukes.


Cleethorpes Academy is celebrating yet another year of highly successful GCSE results, with 63% of students achieving at least a standard pass in Maths and English.

Under the new system for 2017, Maths and English have been marked from grades 1-9, with a standard pass being a Grade 4. All other subjects are marked as grades A*-C until 2018.

72% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English and 71% achieved at least a standard pass in Maths.

76% of students achieved two Sciences (A*-C); 73% History (A*-C); 100% Music and Performing Arts (A*-C); 90% Art (A*-C); 72% French (A*-C) and 95% Textiles (A*-C).

These figures have been achieved against a backdrop of changing curriculums and with a mixed ability cohort. Principal Janice Hornby said how proud she was of the students and staff.

"The hard work of students and staff has come to fruition and these results reflect the dedication of everyone at Cleethorpes Academy to succeed. We are also very grateful to Tollbar Multi Academy Trust for their support throughout the year."


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High-achieving Cleethorpes Academy GCSE students with Principal Janice Hornby.


David Hampson, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, said: "As CEO of a MAT with three non-selective secondary schools, I am exceptionally pleased with this year's outcomes, particularly given the demands of the new curriculum and the mixed ability cohorts in each of our academies. My congratulations go to all of the students and staff at Cleethorpes Academy as it continues to build on its success."

Students who scored highly included Liam McWilliams-Hill, who had to struggle through his GCSEs with a broken right arm. He was the top performing boy at Cleethorpes Academy, alongside Alasdair Jukes.

"I broke my arm doing hurdles and was in pot right through the exams. I used a computer for most of them but had someone write for me in Maths," he said. The problem did not seem to have hampered him though as Liam scored 100% in two of his three Science papers.

Liam achieved grade 8s in Maths, English Language and Literature and As and Bs in a further seven subjects. "I am buzzing. I had my arm in pot a few days before the exams and it came off straight after. To get these results is amazing."


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High-scoring student Alasdair Jukes with his sister Grace and parents, Ian and Kerry Jukes.


Alasdair Jukes was accompanied by his parents, Kerry and Ian and sister Grace. He achieved grade 7s in English Lit and Lang, grade 8 in Maths and A* and As and one C in a further seven subjects.

He said: "I am really overwhelmed. I did put in a lot of work and there was pressure because we did not know what to expect with the new grade system, but the teachers were very supportive. I have had an amazing five years at this academy."

Mia McKiernan and Alison Taylor both scored grade 9s, to put them among the top 3% of students in the country who were expected to score this highly today. Mia, who scored 9s in both English Language and Literature, said: "I really cannot believe it."

Alison said: "I put in hours of revision and it was stressful, but it was worth it."


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Alison Taylor and Mia McKiernan, who both achieved top grade 9s.


Dinah Bampi and Elisha Thomas were the two highest achieving girls at Cleethorpes Academy. Dinah, who scored grade 8s in English Language and Literature, a grade 7 in Maths and A*s, A and B grades in eight further subjects, said: "These are tears of shock. I thought I had failed. I don't know why. I cannot believe this."

Elisha, who achieved grade 8s in English Language and Literature, grade 6 in Maths and a further seven subjects with grades A*-C, said: "I am so happy. It was amazing here, and although there were obviously difficult periods, I had so much support and that really got me through. I did not think I would get these results."

Lilya Baker and Tyla Capps were also celebrating a fantastic set of results. Lilya said: "I did not expect these results. I am going to study for my A Levels at Tollbar Sixth Form and I cannot wait."


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Julianne Smith and Emilia Hopwood.


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Jacob Cummins and Jason Francis.


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Mia McKiernan is overcome with emotion as she opens her results.

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