|Acton High School GCSE Results Improve|
Headteacher Andy Sievewright reports
In what is being described nationally as a very tough year for schools in terms of GCSE results, Acton High’s Y11 students have achieved well.
The headline figure for this year’s results is 45% 5 A*-C GCSE grades (with English and Maths), which is the second highest figure ever for the school and represents a significant improvement on last year (37%).
In addition, 53 students achieved 3 or more A*/A GCSE grades, which is 23% of the cohort, while 31 students achieved 5 or more A*/A GCSE grades.
We congratulate all Y11 students who have reached their targets this year, and are delighted with the notable personal achievements of many, including Yasmine Kargar Manshadi and Mary Kumarasingam who both gained 7 A* GCSE grades.
It was very pleasing to see that the Y11 students who took on the challenge of an AS Level course last year were overwhelmingly successful.
In Photography AS, 92% of students gained an A*-B grade. This bodes well for the running of these and other AS courses in our new Sixth Form, which opens on September 4th this year.
We are delighted that so many of our Y11 students are planning to join us and that they have achieved the grades needed to access the courses that they wish to take.
28th August 2012