The Littlehampton Academy is celebrating GCSE results that show strong improvements in the achievements of its students. This welcome news comes on top of the removal of special measures in April 2016.
This year, 49% of students entered gained five GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths, up from 45% last year and are our best results for four years. 66% of students entered gained an A*-C in English (62% last year) and 68% in Maths, a huge improvement on last year’s 55%. The proportion of pupils achieving a C or above in both English and Maths was 54% - up from 44% last year.
The performance of disadvantaged students has improved significantly: last year 14% of disadvantaged students achieved a grade C or above in English and Maths; this year that number has doubled to 30% - a fantastic achievement.
Some particular success stories are:
- Abigail Race – achieved 6 grade A*s and 4 As which mean she achieved 100% A*-A grades.
- Chloe Capelin – achieved 6 A*s and 4 As also 100% A*-A.
- Calum Yardley – achieved 3 grade A*s, 5 grade As, and 1 B
- Matthew Hubbard – achieved 5 grade A*s, 4 As, and 1 B
- Kaiylan Haines – achieved 3 grades at A* and 6 at grade A
Principal, Morgan Thomas, said: “Four months ago, the academy came out of special measures and now our exam results are the best we’ve had for years. This is the result of a great deal of hard work by staff, students and parents and shows how much this community can achieve when we all pull together. It is fantastic to see so many of our students enjoying their hard-earned success and we are very proud of them.
The performance of disadvantaged students has rightly been highlighted as an area that the school needs to focus on and these results show that we are making very good progress here.
We will now be focusing on other steps that we can take to improve the academy even further. I will be inviting all parents to come into the school in the new academic year to hear more about our successes and how we plan to move the academy forward in 2016-17.”
TLA SIXTH FORM
At A2 (Year 13 final year of Sixth Form) the proportion of students achieving A*-B this year is 40%, an improvement of 4% from last year’s already strong results. The overall pass rate for students entered is 100%, an excellent result. This success was also repeated in the vocational BTEC courses, with sixteen students gaining the coveted ‘Distinction starred’ grade (D*).
Some particular success stories are:
- Rosie Reader who gained 4 A*s and one grade A at A Level; she will taking up a place to study Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, London.
- Isabelle Munro who gained 3A*s and one A grade, including her Extended Project Qualification. Isabelle is off to read medicine at University College, London.
- In total, six students gained straight A*/A in their A levels.
At AS (Year 12, first year of Sixth Form), results are also improving at TLA: this year 34% of students achieved the top grades of A-B, a 5% improvement on last year.
Some success stories from Year 12 (AS results) are:
- Frank Nightingale who achieved 5 grade A.
- Will Lloyd who achieved three grade A.
- Emily Hughes achieved three grade A and a B.
- Lucy Hellen who achieved three grade A and a C.
Principal, Morgan Thomas, said: “Our Sixth Form is already strong and these latest results show that we continue to improve. We are extremely proud of our students who have worked very hard this year and they are now being rewarded for their efforts. I would like to thank our staff and parents for the huge amount of hard work that has made this possible.”
Kate Claydon, Assistant Principal in charge of the Sixth Form, said: “We are delighted with these excellent results which reflect the hard work and commitment that our students, ably supported by their teachers and parents, have put into their studies. We are so pleased that they are now able to go on to their chosen careers or university courses.”
For more information on school performance tables please see: www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/index.html