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GCSE 2018 SA press release

GCSE Results 2018

Headteacher Laurence Reilly said ‘We were keen to demonstrate that the improvement in GCSE results in 2017 at Spalding Academy was not a ‘one year wonder’. This was made more of a challenge as we faced the change in GCSE grading from letter grades to the new 1 to 9 system, with more emphasis on final examinations and less coursework. I am delighted that we have not just sustained the improvement from 2016, but have increased the overall progress of our students this year.

We estimate that the vital ‘Progress 8’ measure that is closely scrutinised by Ofsted – when published - will show that Spalding Academy students make progress well above the national average. Alongside all the everyday improvements at the school, Spalding Academy is now in a position to demonstrate that it is a ‘good’ school in Ofsted terms, offering a broad and balanced education with consistently good results at the end of Year 11.

There were grade 8s achieved in a range of subjects, including English language, English literature, mathematics, science, history, RE, art and Spanish. Maria Pasinato achieved a grade 9 in art. On an individual level, congratulations go to Deimante Kozyrenkaite achieved a grade 8 in science, together with grade 7s in English, mathematics, geography, history and religious studies, capping it with a Distinction* in BTEC business studies. Not to be outdone, Jack Felts succeeded in all his examinations, achieving grade 7s in his two science GCSEs, as well as in mathematics, geography and food technology and also achieving a Distinction* in business studies.