There were plenty of smiling faces at Easington Academy today as students briefly returned from their summer break to collect their GCSE results. Opening their much anticipated envolepepes, students achieved some great passes in all subjects including new grade 9s – the highest grade that can be achieved representing the top 2-5% of grades in England
Top performers at the Academy were William Gillis, Rachel Walton, Jack Emery and Zoe Slater with 40 passes between them all at grade A or above. Speaking of his four A*s William said:” I am shocked and elated!” William will now go on to study his A-levels at Sunderland College.
Zoe Slater, who achieved 5A*s added that she was: “thrilled with how well she had done”, and will also go on to study for A-levels at Sunderland College.
Toni Spoors, headteacher at the Academy and deputy CEO of the North East Learning Trust said:
“I am very proud of our students who have worked incredibly hard this year to do well in their GCSEs. We have many stories of individual success and I’d particularly like to commend those children who have worked hard to make the most progress at their time at the academy. Their extra commitment to their studies has made our progress score one of the highest in the county.”
“I’d also like to thank staff for their continued dedication and hard work to ensure that the children of East Durham reach their full potential.”