Students at Guilsborough Academy are celebrating after their “amazing” resilience helped them secure an impressive set of GCSE results.
Over 80 per cent of students gained a pass in English and Maths while almost one in four attained a grade 7 or higher.
Results in Science continue to be extremely strong, a subject in which Guilsborough Academy is traditionally within the top 10 per cent of outcomes nationally.
An increased number of students have applied to stay on to complete their Sixth Form studies at Guilsborough – testament to the trusting, cohesive relationships formed between staff and students.
Mr Woolridge, Head of Year 11, said: “It has been fantastic to be able to welcome students into school to collect their results today and share in this occasion following an incredibly turbulent 18 months.
“This year, like no other, has presented a number of challenges for staff and students alike. We are incredibly proud of the mature and responsible way our students have adapted to the ever-changing situation, demonstrating a level of emotional resilience which will stand them all in good stead for the future.
“This year is testament to the fact that school is not only about academic achievement, but also about supporting students to develop skills which will empower them to succeed in the future.
“Never before has it been so evident to students that they are part of a global community, as a body of staff, it will be fantastic to hear about the positive contribution to society these students will make over the coming years.
“I am extremely proud of what our students have achieved. After what has been an incredibly difficult year for everyone, the resilience they have shown has been amazing. All the hard work and effort they have put in has been worth it and these results are a credit to themselves, their families and our academy.”
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