Yet again students, parents and staff were celebrating record GCSE results at De Warenne, with the year group having made more progress than any other year group to have left the academy.
The most able pupils did extremely well, picking up the prestigious new GCSE grade 9s across maths, English, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography and photography.
On an individual level the highest attaining pupil, Jack Hicks achieved seven GCSE grade 9s, one grade 8 and a BTEC distinction star, proving himself to be one of the highest performing students in the country. Lucy Johnson achieved two GCSE grade 9s, three grade 8s and three grade 7s.
Overall, although the ability of the year group was below the national average upon entering the academy they have now made progress which has exceeded national expectations.
Principal Anna Rooney said “I am delighted that our students have performed so well at a time when GCSE exams are becoming increasingly challenging. They have shown great resilience and determination and have been rewarded for their hard work. I am certain that their achievements serve as a great example to our younger year groups and hope that we can continue to build upon these successes and do even better next year.