Woodham Academy says it achieved its best ever GCSE results this summer.
The school’s new head teacher Andrew Bell, who succeeded Christine Forsyth this month, says he’s “extremely proud” of all students from the class of 2019 after the record results.
He says the results place Woodham near the top of county performance tables.
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Just under half of Woodham’s students gained a grade 5 in both English and maths, increasing to 68% for grade 4.
While 47% passed two or more sciences at grade 5 and 66% at grade 4.
“Standing with so many proud parents and staff as students open their envelopes really is a privilege of my role as head teacher,” said Mr Bell.
“The high quality of teaching in these areas was confirmed with the cohort also achieving 14 illustrious grade 9s (the top 2 or 3% of students nationally achieve this).
“This figure has us placed very much towards the top of the county performance tables and reflects the high standards we have now come to expect at Woodham Academy.
“Successes were clear in every area of the school. From a personal point of view, this is the trend of the results that I am the proudest of, with consistency in every department.
“History and geography continued to produce pass rates well in excess of expectation and French results topped 85%.
“All options’ subjects continued to thrive, highlighting how the breadth and choice for students gives them access to subjects where they have a specific interest and often talent.
“A special mention must go to Emilie Dunn, who gained ten grade 9’s; a feat only achieved by approximately 300 students nationally.
“We are all extremely proud of her and every student from the class of 2019.”