Hollingworth Academy best-ever GCSE results

Date published: 23 August 2018

Staff and pupils at Hollingworth Academy are celebrating their best-ever GCSE results this year.

79% of pupils achieved five or more grade 4s or better including English and Maths – a 6.4% increase on last year. The results continue an excellent track record of outcomes and reflect a tremendous amount of hard work and commitment from pupils and staff alike.

Following the introduction of new English and Maths GCSE examinations with grades from 9 to 1 last year, this year saw almost every subject move to the new grading system. Only 2% of students nationally will achieve the grade 9. Hollingworth Academy students achieved an amazing 64 grade 9s between them.

Amongst the star performers of the Class of 2018 were:

  • Erin Monaghan (8 Grade 9s and 1 Grade 7)
  • Ismail Awan (4 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s, 1 A* and a Distinction*)
  • Freya McMahon (6 Grade 9s, 1 A* and a Distinction* and 1 Grade 7)
  • Deji Adeyemo (5 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7 and 1 Grade 6)
  • Patrick Thompson (5 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7 and 1 Grade 6)
  • Cristian Soare (4 Grade 9s and 5 Grade 8s)
  • Zenna Hussain (2 Grade 9s, 6 Grade 8s and 1 Grade 7)
  • Louis Tweedale (2 Grade 9s, 5 Grade 8s and 2 Grade 7s)
  • Emily Williamson (2 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s and 4 Grade 7s)

Headteacher, Darren Randle, was keen to congratulate the pupils on their individual achievements, as well as the staff of the school for their overall success.

He said: “These excellent results reflect the hard work of students and the professional commitment of all of our teaching and support staff at Hollingworth Academy. This year has been particularly challenging with the introduction of so many new examinations.

“As a school, we have met and exceeded some challenging targets for this cohort of students, and I am very pleased that so many of our Class of 2018 will now progress to further education with real confidence and a tremendous sense of achievement.

“I am sure that staff would want to thank our parents too – as they have been so supportive yet again throughout the long examination season.”

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