Students and staff at Salford City Academy are celebrating receiving the school’s GCSE results today. In total, 42% of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and maths – a leap of 12 percentage points on last summer’s results.
The strength of the academy’s English provision was demonstrated by the fact that 64.8% of students achieved a C grade or above in the subject. This is more than three percentage points higher than the new 2014 national average (61.7%).
Amidst the whole-school success a number of notable individual performances stood out, including:
- Byan Abu Dakka, aged 16, from Salford. Byan achieved 4 A*s (Arabic, French, chemistry and maths), 3 As (English, biology and physics) and 2 Bs (geography and English Literature);
- Cameron Loghan, aged 16 from Salford. The academy’s head boy, Cameron is staying on at the Sixth Form to study BTECs in triple sport and business studies after achieving A* (business studies), an A (citizenship), 3 Bs (maths, PE, additional science) and 3 Cs (English, English Literature and core science);
- Matthew Collantine, aged 16 from Salford. Matthew achieved an A* in maths, 4 As (English, biology, chemistry and physics) and 4 Bs (history, French, English Literature and citizenship);
- Jack Harris, aged 16, from Salford. Jack achieved an A* (business studies), 2 As (citizenship and English), 3 Bs (English Literature, maths and PE) and 2 Cs (double science);
- Atteager Johnson, aged 16 from Salford. Atteager achieved an A* in childcare, 2 As (English and English Literature), 2 Bs (chemistry and maths) and 3Cs (biology, physics and citizenship).
Last week, the academy celebrated a 100% A Level pass rate for the sixth successive year, with an impressive 80% of A Level and equivalent entries achieving A* and A grades. As a result, many Salford Sixth Formers are now getting ready to take up places at university this autumn.
Principal of Salford City Academy, Helen Mackenzie OBE, said:
‘I would like to congratulate all of our students who are celebrating good results today and thank the staff who help prepare them for their examinations. It is very encouraging to have produced such a strong rise in the key A*-C figure this summer.
‘After seeing a number of our students off to university last week, we look forward to welcoming our top GCSE performers back for Sixth Form in September.’