Neale-Wade smashes all previous GCSE records as principal offers prospect of more improvements to come

Neale-Wade GCSE results. Mathew Holder. Picture: Steve Williams.

Neale-Wade GCSE results. Mathew Holder. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

RECORD-BREAKING Neale-Wade Academy, in March, ­celebrated its best GCSE results yesterday (Thursday) with the promise of even ­better to come.

Neale-Wade GCSE results. Ellen Whyman and Jason Wing principal.

Neale-Wade GCSE results. Ellen Whyman and Jason Wing principal. - Credit: Archant

Principal Jason Wing said that despite a “new rigour” for ­marking, the academy had ­managed to smash all records.

Neale-Wade pupils achieved 58 per cent success in students ­gaining five A*-C passes, ­including maths and English, and an overall pass rate of 80 per cent for those gaining at least five A*-Cs in all subjects.

Mr Wing said: “We have achieved record-breaking results.

“This is an eight per cent increase on 2012 and, added to last year’s improvement, means we have had a 16 per cent increase over two years.

“I am particularly pleased with the maths results, which improved by 10 per cent and have given us an all-time high of 68 per cent, backed by solid English results at 65 per cent.”

Mr Wing said he was feeling “pretty positive and we have some re-marks going back – about 20 scripts – that were very close and could put us into 60 per cent for English and maths, which would be absolutely fantastic”.

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He said: “We are never satisfied and always want more. I want to see exactly where we can get.

“This is a truly comprehensive school but I believe we can get into the mid-70s and even higher.”