Jesmond Park Academy celebrates outstanding examination results

Jesmond Park Academy Celebrates GCSE Results

Students and staff at Jesmond Park Academy are celebrating once more after the release of the latest GCSE results.

The school has seen an improvement in many of the key headline measures again this year. In particular, our students who are eligible for the Pupil Premium are now making much more accelerated progress from their KS2 starting points.

There has been a further increase in the GCSE Maths grades upon last year’s significant improvements at all levels. This includes a further leap in the proportion of students achieving the top 9-7 grades in Maths by 3% to 25% and the strong pass 9-5 grades by 3% to 58%.

The proportion of students achieving a grade 5 or above in both English and Maths (now called a ‘strong’ pass) has also risen to 48%, and the proportion of students achieving a ‘standard’ pass in both English and Maths has risen to over 63%.

The number of students achieving the measure of at least five or more standard passes including English and Maths and at least five or more strong passes including English and Maths have maintained last year’s significant improvements.

The Science results at the school were particularly strong again this year, with an improvement of nearly 5% of students achieving a strong pass in at least two sciences and, like last year, a very positive level of progress.

It is too early to say what the school’s overall Progress 8 figure will be (this is a measure introduced by the government to chart pupils’ progress across a range of subjects from their Key Stage 2 SATS to their GCSE results), but this is likely to be another improvement on last year.

Headteacher Karen Blackburn said, ‘It is the best part of our job as school staff to see students coming in to collect their results and be delighted by what they see when they open their envelopes.  The results achieved by our students this year are evidence that effort really pays off, as staff and students have continued to work harder than ever to prepare as well as they could for the exams.  The results are also particularly pleasing in the context of a fully reformed exam system and the associated increased rigour, knowledge, understanding, recall and application requirements to be a successful student’.

We remain incredibly proud of the many individual outstanding academic and personal achievements amongst our Year 11 students this year at all levels whether this is outstanding attainment or outstanding progress from KS2. Here are some of our top attaining Year 11 students who achieved results at the very highest academic level.

Clara Faraday-Smith achieved 8 grade 9 GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History and Media Studies and an A* in Further Maths.

Gregory Macleod achieved 6 grade 9 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, History, Maths and Physics. He achieved a grade 8 in English Literature and GCSE PE and a grade 7 in French. He achieved an A* in Further Maths.

Jonathan Kidd achieved 9 GCSEs in total. These included 7 grade 9 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Geography, History and Physics. He also achieved a grade 8 in Maths.

Aiden Riley achieved 10 GCSEs in total. These included 6 grade 9 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, History, Maths & Physics. He also achieved a grade 8 in Computer Science and English Literature.

Daniel Rivera achieved 10 GCSEs in total. These included 5 grade 9 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Spanish. He achieved a grade 8 in Design Technology, English Language and Geography and a grade 6 in English Literature. He achieved an A* in Further Maths. 

Ayesha Ahmad, Kyle Rogerson, Uashar Badakhshan and Shumi Choudhury are amongst students who made outstanding progress from KS2.

There are many other of our Year 11 students who have also attained at the very highest level or who have made outstanding progress but there are too many to include all of them here.

We are delighted that the vast majority of our students have chosen to enroll with us at Jesmond Park Academy to continue their Sixth Form studies with us.

For those Year 11 students who are not continuing their studies with us and are moving on to other post 16 colleges, employment or training we would finally like to wish a final ‘Good Luck’ and ‘Goodbye’.

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Students and staff of Jesmond Park Academy are celebrating after its students accomplished another year of excellent A Level results.

Jesmond Park Academy is again celebrating some fantastic Sixth Form results. This year the school, which has one of the most successful Sixth Forms in Newcastle, achieved well against all of the government’s key performance measures. In most measures we have improved upon last year’s results. For the fourth year in a row the school has performed well in the all-important ‘Value Added’ measure which shows the school making significantly above average progress at A level and BTEC. In 2018 the school’s Value Added score of 0.35 was in the top 5% of schools in the country. This year the Value Added score will again place the school as one of the best in the country at adding value in Sixth Form.

Two of the school’s star performers at A Level are Hisham el Edrissi and Ailish Gregory. Hisham has overcome difficult circumstances throughout his education but has excelled in Sixth Form. He achieved a brilliant score of A*, A*, A* and is now heading to Oxford University to study PPE. Ailish is now going to study at Durham University to study Biological Sciences after getting A*,A*,A.

Other high achievers include Jessie Jones and Alexander Jefferson. Jessie achieved a fantastic set of results with three A* grades and one A grades. She is now going to Warwick to study Computer Engineering. Alexander got A*AA grades and is now heading to Bristol University to study Engineering Design. Amongst our other success stories, Kyle Sevilla is going to Newcastle University to study Medicine and Surgery after achieving three A grades and Isaac Fuller got A*,A,A,A and is heading to Sheffield to study Engineering. Congratulations and good luck!

This year has seen record numbers of applications to University from the school; more students will now go on to University than ever before. The majority got into their first choice university course, continuing the trend of recent years where the school has a progression rate into University which is significantly above the national average.

The students of Jesmond Park Academy are now excitedly preparing for university. Many are staying at local universities but others are getting ready to move all over the UK, including Oxford, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham and the London Universities.

We are incredibly proud of all of our students; they have worked really hard and deserve their success. We are delighted to celebrate their achievements with them today and also send them all our best wishes as they move on to the next exciting stage in their lives.

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Use postcode NE7 7HN, the main entrance is on Newton Road

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