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Students celebrate top GCSE grades at QKA


Queen Katharine Academy has seen a considerable increase in the number of students achieving higher GCSE grades this year.

The Academy has achieved a substantial 15 percentage point increase in the number of grades at Level 4 and above (45%).

The number of Queen Katharine Academy students who achieved Level 5 and above in English and Maths has also significantly improved, increasing by 5 percentage-points. Subsequently the Academy is expecting a significant rise in their Progress score, the measure which schools are now ranked, when they are published in the Autumn term.

Lynn Mayes, Head of School at Queen Katharine Academy, said: “We are proud of all of our students at Queen Katharine Academy. There are some remarkable success stories at every level which exemplifies the inclusive nature of our Academy.

“We are delighted that we have secured a significant improvement of good passes at Level 5 and above. All staff at the Academy have worked incredibly hard to secure an improvement in grades across subject areas.

“We have so many incredible students at our academy and it is amazing to see students who only joined Queen Katharine Academy in the last year, achieving such impressive results and attaining grades that are Level 4 and above. This is thanks to the students’ hard work and the vital support of our staff.

“I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone including staff, parents and the local community who continue to support us on our journey and have supported our students in achieving such impressive results.”

The number of students achieving Level 4 and above in English and Maths has remained in line with the Academy’s results from last year at 32%. 

A number of students performed exceptionally well, including Sebastian Gluch, who achieved the highest grades in Spanish, Polish and Music and achieved four 8s and two 7s. Andrei Dobrica also excelled, achieving 9 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Spanish and two 7s, one 6 and a B.

Maiya Howell achieved 7 and above in English, Music, History and Geography, and Hiz Sabir secured the top grade in Business with 7 and above in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science and Maths. Tamzyn Bendall achieved 7 and above in Spanish, English and Maths, alongside six 6s.