Eaton Bank Academy

GCSE Results 2018

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Congratulations to our GCSE students who have produced a fantastic set of GCSE results, with 64% of students gaining 5 or more passes at grade 4 or higher.

Across the curriculum, students achieved excellent results including 83% of English students and 75% of Maths students gaining a pass at grade 4 and above (equivalent to a grade C). The new definition of a ‘strong pass’ is grade 5 and above, which was achieved by an impressive 63% of English students and 46% of the GCSE Maths students.

Once again Eaton Bank students achieved notable success in science subjects, with 93% of Chemistry students passing with a grade 4 and above and a quarter of these students securing the top 7 to 9 grades (equivalent to an A to A* grade). An exceptional 100% of physics students passed at 4 grade and above, with a third achieving the top 7 to 9 grades. Biology results were also outstanding with a 96% of students passing at grades 4 to 9.

Eaton Bank Academy’s excellent reputation for Performing Arts continues with a brilliant set of GCSE results. Highlights include 100% of Music students achieving a pass at grade 4 and above with 44% securing a top 7 to 9 grade.  In Drama, 86% of students passed at grade 4 and above, with over a quarter achieving a top 7 to 9 pass and in Art 86% of students passed at 4 grade and above.

GCSE PE students have also had notable success with 85% GCSE students passing with at least a 4 grade, and 37% achieving the top 7 to 9 grades.

Headteacher Ed O’Neill was delighted with the results and praised the students’ “hard work and dedication to their studies”.  Mr O’Neill commented “I would like to congratulate our GCSE students. We are extremely proud and absolutely delighted with their results. Students and staff have worked exceptionally hard to achieve fantastic results in all subject areas. I would like to thank the students, their parents, and the staff at Eaton Bank Academy who worked so hard to prepare the students for their exams.”

One student celebrating top grades was Tim Vos who secured an outstanding set of GCSE results including grade 9’s in Biology, History and Physics and grade 8’s in Chemistry, Computing, English Literature and Maths. Tim was “really happy’ with his results and “ecstatic” with his top grade 9s. He now plans to study History, Maths and Physics at Eaton Bank Academy Sixth Form before ultimately heading to university.

The nervous wait for results was worthwhile for Alex Claridge who achieved a maximum grade 9 in Physics, along with grades 8 in Maths, Computer Science and Art & Design. The next step for Alex is Eaton Bank Academy Sixth Form where he is looking forward to the opportunity to study independently and focus on his favourite subjects in more depth.

Charlie Wilson also achieved top grades and “was really, really proud” of his results which included two grade 8s. Charlie now plans to study BTEC in Sports Studies, Maths and Biology at Eaton Bank Academy Sixth Form.

Daisy Jackson also achieved a brilliant grade 9 in Art & Design and will be continuing her art studies with A-Level Art at Eaton Bank Academy Sixth Form. Reflecting on her studies, Daisy said she was “overjoyed” her hard work and commitment to her studies had paid off.  Daisy also thanked her art teacher Mrs Nixon for the help and support she had provided throughout her GCSE studies.

Miles Cowey was also celebrating his results after achieving top grade 8’s in Physics, English Language and Geography and is now looking forward to studying Physics, Maths and Chemistry in Eaton Bank Academy Sixth Form. Louise Gillen was “surprised and delighted” with her exclusive grade 9 in English Literature along with an A grade in Business Studies.

Mr O’Neill concluded “It has been a pleasure working with our Year 11 students for the past five years and we wish them every success for the future.  It is also extremely pleasing that the majority of Year 11s have chosen to continue their education in our successful Sixth Form and we look forward to enjoying further educational success together.”

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