March Neale-Wade Academy celebrates a rise in the number of pupils gaining five or more GCSEs with A* to C grades

Happy with their results: Isobel Ludlow, Harry Stevens and Jack

Happy with their results: Isobel Ludlow, Harry Stevens and Jack - Credit: Archant

Pupils at the Neale-Wade Academy are celebrating improved results in their GCSEs with a rise in the number of students attaining the coveted five A* to C grades including maths and English.

The two per cent improvement in the number of students gaining the five GCSEs with maths and English came despite increases in the rigour of the English GCSE exams with 75 per cent achieving the pass rate.

Students also achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in IT user skills, and an average pass rate of 95% in biology, chemistry and physics.

Aynsley Welling, Head of School at Neale-Wade, commented: “I am extremely proud of the great results achieved by our students which demonstrate two years of hard work.

“I’d like to congratulate not only those getting their results today, but also their teachers, who have supported and motivated them and been a crucial factor in their individual successes.”


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Particular highlights include results achieved by Head Boy, Jack Butler, and Head Girl, Maddeline Pooley, who attained 2 A*s and 14 As between them. Another high-performing student achieved 3 A*s and 4 As.

Jack, who is planning to return to the school next month to start studying A-levels in music, physics, maths and history, was over the moon with this eight As and one A* performance. He hopes to eventually go on to study music at university.

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In fact many of the pupils were celebrating results and hoping they will see them on the way to a host of careers varying from an astro-physicist to hairdresser, teaching and working with horses.

Isobel Ludlow is hoping her six As and three Bs will set her on course to achieve well at A-level when she returns to the Neale-Wade in September. Her ambition is to do something equine-based at university, as she loves horses.

Charlie Bolding who achieve all Bs and Cs in his GCSEs is aiming high with his ambitions, he plans to take further maths and physics at A-level and dreams of being an astro-physicist in the future.

Alfie Butt also achieved Bs and Cs and hopes to continue his studies with A-levels in geography and English, with the ultimate ambition of joining the RAF either as a pilot or a firefighter.

Working with sportsmen is the ambition of Sky Leigh who gained on A* among her results, which were mostly Bs and Cs. She wants to take A-levels before going to university to become a sports physio or possible a sports teacher.

Boadicea Bain was thrilled, having achieved an A in maths, five B grades and one C.

She will continue her education studying maths, further maths, business and chemistry at either Long Road College in Cambridge or at Neale-Wade sixth form.

Cherry Dragan gained a mixture of Bs and Cs and is planning to study hair and make up at Cambridge Regional College.

Jason Wing, Executive Head of the Academy, said: “These results are great news for our students, and they will equip them with the necessary qualifications to go onto further study or begin their careers.

“I hope they will be as proud of their achievements as we are, and am looking forward to seeing many of them in September as new year 12 students.”

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