This morning Easington Academy welcomed students back into school to receive their highly anticipated GCSE results. Despite the ongoing situation and uncertainty around grading this year, many of our students were delighted to discover they had achieved the top-level mark, grade 9, set above the traditional A*.
While students were not able to sit the usual GCSE exams this year, the grades that they received today reflect the hard work and effort they have displayed during the time they spent in the classroom.
Top performers included Evie Miller, who achieved eight grade 9s and two grade 8s. She will now be heading to Durham Sixth Form to study biology, maths, PE and medical applied sciences at A level. Evie will be joined by Hollie Corfield at Durham Sixth Form after she gained five grade 9s, four grade 8s and a grade 7. Hollie plans to study geography, biology, philosophy and psychology after her brilliant set of results. Among other top performers were Emily Bell who achieved three grade 9s, four grade 8s and two grade 7s and Ethan Ord who attained three grade 9s and four grade 8s and one grade 7; both will be studying together at Durham Sixth Form. A special mention also goes to Gracie Clough who will be moving on to the Northern School of Art after achieving a fantastic set of results today.
Head of School, Nicky Hickman, said: “We loved seeing so many of our students back in school today. It is now time for them to use these results to take their next steps.
“We are so proud of their achievements and the way they have coped with the last few months; they have been a credit to themselves, their families and Easington Academy. We are certain they will impress their new teachers, trainers and employers. We wish them all the very best of luck and happiness in whatever they decide to do next.”