GCSE records smashed at Derby Moor Academy for the third successive year
Students and staff at Derby Moor Academy are celebrating, for the third successive year, the best ever results in the history of the school, up several percentage points on last year.
Principal Graeme Smith commented “I am so proud and delighted for the entire Academy, that our Year 11 students are once again celebrating a stunning set of examination results. The results are a testament to the determination, hard work and commitment of an incredible group of young people. I would also like to thank staff for their ongoing tenacity, drive and support, without which, our students would not have excelled as they have. We look forward to welcoming many of them back to our Sixth Form in September to continue their education. Our Academy continues to flourish at a time when there is uncertainty in the education system and I have been honoured and privileged to lead this magnificent community through a period of significant improvement.”
Over two thirds of students achieved the “standard” pass of English and maths at grades 9-4, while almost half have achieved the “strong” pass at grades 9-5. These results are once again the best ever in the school’s history. Nearly three quarters of students achieved a 4+ in maths, and over 80% achieved a 4+ in English. Science achievement has also improved markedly with two thirds of students achieving a 4+.
Derby Moor are delighted at the increasingly high proportion of students achieving the very top grades. 25 students have achieved at least 7 grades at 9-7 (or A-A*), and over 120 students achieved at least 1 grade at 9-7 (or A-A*).
Top performing students include:
Subjects that performed particularly well include; English, Maths, Science, Business, ICT, Sport, Psychology, Religious Studies and Languages where students and staff are celebrating impressive levels of achievement, especially in the key subjects of maths and English where the school saw over 20% of students achieve the very top grades.
Wendy Coley, head of sixth form, said “these results mean that competition for sixth form places at Derby Moor this year is likely to be fierce and we are expecting to be oversubscribed. Anyone wishing to join our sixth form should contact the school and ask to speak to the sixth form team who will arrange for someone to contact them.”