Academy students were jumping for joy after receiving their exam results...


Elizabethan students, parents and staff celebrated exam successes with record numbers of top grades in English and Maths. Principal Christine Horrocks stated “At the Elizabethan, we very much focus on the individual results of each of our students, setting high targets to raise aspiration for all.  Each year it is a privilege to congratulate our students for their standout performances, and this year is no exception with an increasing number of students gaining grades 7 to 9 in English and/or Maths.”                     

Jake Caudwell, who achieved three grade 9s, six grade 8s and one grade 7 stated “I am particularly pleased with the grade 9 in History. History is my passion, I want to study it for A level and maybe as a degree”. 

Sam Adams (Head Boy) who achieved a fabulous set of results, including a grade 8 in English, and History, grade 7 in Maths and grade 9 in Drama said “I do feel that we have been guinea pigs with the new GCSE specifications, but it just goes to show that you get out what you put in. I am really looking forward to coming back to The Elizabethan for my A levels in Computer Science, Spanish and History. I love the new Sixth Form common room and am excited about next year, it is going to be great!”         

Eve Young who achieved two grade 9s, two grade 8s and four grade 7’s said “I’m thrilled and overwhelmed. I am really delighted with my grade 9 in English Literature, I am now going to study English Literature along with Biology and Geography for my A levels at the Elizabethan Sixth Form in September”. 

Katie Hall who achieved four grade 8s and 3 grade 7s said “I feel so proud. I didn’t think I could do this. I just want to say thank you so much to all my teachers.”

Mrs Horrocks stated “we are particularly proud that we have achieved these results without narrowing the curriculum.  We are a Gold Artsmark academy and value academic subjects equally with the arts and technology and are known not only for our academic performance, but also for our extensive extra-curricular opportunities and excellent pastoral support, which was acknowledged in our recent Ofsted inspection. 

Summing up the results, she added that “we are in the middle of an unprecedented change in GCSE subject matter and assessment, which has been a challenge to staff and students. These results are richly deserved. Our students have worked with great determination and focus in order to achieve their outcomes and we share their delight.  ”All the staff are so looking forward to working with students in the Sixth Form when they return in September.  It is a really exciting time for the academy”. 

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