Students and staff at Outwood Academy Easingwold are celebrating phenomenal success in this year’s GCSE results continuing the school’s transformation. Achievement in English and Maths soared with 67% students achieving Grade 5 or higher and 86% achieving Grade 4 or higher. GCSE results in English saw 75% of students gaining Grade 5+ and 90% gaining Grade 4+. These results are testament to the new English department’s focus to raise attainment and overcome last year’s disappointing progress in Literature which was a legacy of the early entry decision of previous leaders. This year saw Literature progress soar to +1.32 with 86% of students gaining Grade 5 or higher. In maths, a subject previously criticised by Ofsted, 76% of students achieved Grade 5+ and 90 % achieving Grade 4 +.
An impressive percentage of students achieved top grades with 18% of all entries achieving Grade 9, 8 and A*. There were 84 Grade 9s of which 17 (12%) were in English and 15 (10%) in Maths. In Science nearly 40% achieved Grade 8 or higher in two or more sciences. This follows highly successful A Level results which saw a third of students gaining A*-A grades.
“These are wonderful results well in excess of national averages and demonstrating strong student progress. I pay tribute to our students, the Principal, our talented team of staff and the invaluable support of parents and governors – a fantastic team effort!” Lynn James Executive Principal
Impressive individual performances included D. Wood who achieved an amazing 9 Grade 9s and an A* Distinction in Further Maths! A. Woolnough secured 7 Grade 9s, 2 A*s and 2 Grade 8s. J. Telfer obtained 7 Grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 1 A* and a Grade A and J. Salvin gained 5 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s and an A*.
“I am extremely proud of our students’ hard work and determination. We look forward to welcoming many of them back to our high performing Sixth Form in September.” Principal, Miss Eddery
This year sees a brilliant set of GCSE and A level exam results for Outwood Academy Easingwold promising a bright future for the school and its students!