Sheffield Springs Academy is celebrating its GCSE results today, with a number of pupils scoring highly against the new measures for English and maths.
This year, English and maths grades were awarded a numeric value, with 9 being the new top grade, representing the very best of performance.
There were notable individual successes including:
- Ebony Tagizadeh, who achieved the highest possible grade 9 in maths, equivalent to a ‘double A*’, as well as a grade 8 in English. Ebony also achieved A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and Distinction* grades in Business Studies and Expressive Arts/Dance
- Maissaa Aroub, who achieved the highest possible grade 9 in English, equivalent to a ‘double A*’. Maissaa also achieved A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, B grades in Computing and History and Distinction* grades in Business Studies and Sport.
Commenting on the academy’s improved GCSE results, Sheffield Springs Academy’s Executive Principal Craig Dillon said:
“This summer’s results evidence the significant improvements that have taken place at Sheffield Springs Academy. I would like to congratulate all our exceptionally hard working pupils who have done so well. The fact that so many Sheffield Springs pupils have been able to achieve the higher grades in the new, more difficult GCSE qualifications will also show our younger pupils that they too can aspire to academic success.
“I would like to especially thank our staff who have worked tirelessly to prepare pupils for these examinations. We look forward to building on this success and continuing to drive improvement throughout the academy.”