Good news on the cards as first GCSE results are published
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2014
Thousands of teenagers across Suffolk are today anxiously getting the results of their GCSE results – but the indications are that many should be celebrating by lunchtime.
Schools across the area are expecting to give many youngsters good news.
Suffolk New Academy has seen a doubling of the number of students achieving Grade A*-C GCSEs (including maths and English). Their number increased to 46% – up by 23% on last year.
It is a real new dawn for the school which is renamed Chantry Academy from September 1 as the old buildings are pulled down and replaced by new classrooms.
Principal Craig D’Cunha said: “These are a great set of GCSE results, the best results for the academy since this measure was introduced, and the first that Chantry Academy has received since becoming part of the Active Learning Trust and changing its name.
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“I am extremely proud of our students, whose results today demonstrate two years of hard work and effort.
“I’d also like to congratulate their teachers, who have supported and motivated the students, preparing them for these important exams, and have played a crucial part in their success today.”
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Gary Peile, CEO of Chantry’s sponsor, the Active Learning Trust, said: “I’d like to congratulate Chantry’s students, who have achieved great results during a period of transition for Chantry Academy.
“In particular, I’d like to congratulate Craig, whose hard work and determination has ensured a great deal of progress has been made in a relatively short space of time.”
Elsewhere in the county, West Suffolk College saw 70% of the students who re-sat their English or maths GCSE get an A*-C Grade.
Head of maths and English at the college Trevor Hewlett said: “I am incredibly proud of our students. These results have not happened by chance, they are the result of hard work, commitment and dedication.
“These students arrived with us labelled as English GCSE failures, but will now leave with qualifications and confidence that will give them firm foundation for the future.”