Students and staff at Shoreham Academy have followed up this week’s A Levels and university successes with a strong round of GCSE achievements, as qualifications are awarded today.
This year, GCSEs have also been awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. As part of this assessment process, students at Shoreham Academy sat moderated examinations and completed a variety of coursework to demonstrate the progress they had made.
This morning was a chance to recognise students’ considerable efforts, not only over the past 18 months of the pandemic but throughout their five years so far at Shoreham Academy. Teachers congratulated them on their hard work and perseverance, with many now preparing to return to the academy’s Sixth Form to begin their A Level courses.
Among those who enjoyed particular individual successes were:
- Tommy Onlsow, who was awarded ten of the top Grade 9s;
- Georgia Tate, Rosie Dyett and Thomas Rowson, who were all awarded nine Grade 9s and a Grade 8;
- Louie McGinley Gravestock, who was awarded nine Grade 9s and a Grade 7;
- Lola Matthews-Matofsky, who was awarded nine Grade 9s;
- Sonny Parker, who was awarded seven Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and a Grade 7;
- Daisy Draper, who was awarded four Grade 9s and four Grade 8s;
- Edward Wren, who was awarded four Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and a Grade 7.
Today’s achievements followed the news earlier this week that Sixth Formers at Shoreham Academy had once more secured a range of top Russell Group university places. This included at Imperial College London, King’s College London and the University of Warwick.
Jim Coupe, Principal of Shoreham Academy, said:
“After a challenging 18 months, during which all our students’ resilience was tested to the full, I am very proud of our Year 11s and their achievements today. This is an exceptional year in terms of how qualifications are being awarded but likewise this is an exceptional group of students who have had to show levels of maturity, confidence, flexibility and determination beyond their years. We look forward to welcoming many of these students back for our Sixth Form and very much hope and expect that they will thrive as independent learners and continue to excel in their A Levels and beyond.”