Students and staff at Accrington Academy have been celebrating following the awarding of GCSE grades.
This year, as with A Levels, GCSEs were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. As part of this assessment process, students at Accrington Academy sat in-class exams and completed coursework.
As students returned to school to collect their grades last Thursday, it was an excellent opportunity to congratulate them for their hard work and perseverance in the face of disruption caused by the pandemic.
Standout student successes at the school, all of whom were awarded Grades between 7 and 9, included Daisy Moreton, Ellison Curtis, Head Boy Jayden Diale, Head Girl Aleesa Hyatt and Deputy Head Girl Charlotte Fearon.
All five of these students are set to return to the academy’s Sixth Form in September to embark on their A Level studies, where they will be hoping to mirror the recent success of their Year 13 peers. Earlier this week, Sixth Formers celebrated their A Level grades, with many of them taking up places at top Russell Group universities, including Rhys Mott who will be reading Law at the University of Cambridge.
James Kerfoot, Head Teacher at Accrington Academy said:
“Everyone across the school is very pleased for our students who are celebrating their GCSE qualifications. The resilience shown by all of them has been magnificent and we are very proud of how they have coped with the challenges that COVID has presented over the past eighteen months.
“Thank you also to our staff and parents for the way they have supported students’ learning during this time and ensured each and every one of our young people continued to make strong progress. We’re looking forward to welcoming many of our Year 11s into our Sixth Form in September so that they can continue to enjoy life at Accrington Academy.”