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Another year of GCSE Success at Walthamstow Academy

25th August 2016


Students and staff at Walthamstow Academy are celebrating today after receiving another strong set of GCSE results. 


68% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths.

Our P8 (Progress 8) score is +0.2 = significantly above national figures.

Our A8 (Attainment 8) score is 50.75 = again, above national figures.

11% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate.


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There were also students celebrating particularly excellent results, including:

Thas (1A^, 3A* and 6A)

'Years of hard work finally paid off. I am extremely happy about the grades I’ve got, but I am more grateful to the teachers and staff for all the support and care they have given months prior to the exams.  If I am to give a piece of advice I will say that “in the end, all the blood, sweat and tears are worth it.”'


Asher (2A*, 7A and a B) 

'I am pleased with my results. I am thankful to my teachers, who worked through day and night to make sure we achieved the best results we could.


Walthamstow Academy has enabled me to set a foundation, going forward into A Levels and in my future career.


I’d say to everyone who is sitting their GSCEs in the near future, to aim high, set a standard and fulfil your expectations.'



Assia (4A*, 3A and 4B) 

'I am really glad all the hard work actually paid off. After a long 2 years of preparing I finally have the proof in front of my eyes.'



Aleksandra (7A and 3B) 

'I am very happy about my grades and even more that I am staying for 6th Form here in Walthamstow Academy. I am so grateful to the teachers for all their help and support and of course for believing in me. My advice would be to never give up on the dream you have because you can beat all the odds.'


Abrar (5A*, 4A and a B)

'Working with my blood, from the start, the very beginning. All these years was worth the effort. I am extremely happy with my results as I was never expecting this.


English and other subjects had been a worry but through hard work and persistent effort I was able to work towards amazing grades.'


Hania (3A*, 6A, 2B)
I’m so thankful to all my wonderful teachers at Walthamstow Academy who, along with my hard work, have helped me to achieve grades I can be proud of. This goes to show that as long as you stay determined and persevere you can achieve your goals.'

These results follow the academy’s best ever A Levels last week, with the top grades of A* and A rising exponentially from 7% to 35% in a year. In addition, 61% of grades were awarded A*-B, ensuring that students were able to take up offers at their first choice universities.


Emma Skae, Principal, said:


“I would like to congratulate every student picking up their GCSE results today. Their hard work throughout the year has clearly paid off and will stand them in good stead for the next stages of their lives and school careers.


“I hope staff, too, take pride in these results; they have played a vital role in our students’ studies and provided invaluable support to them throughout.


“What is particularly pleasing is the number of students who are returning to study at our thriving Sixth Form, which saw its highest ever results last week and a record number of students achieving the top grades.”

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