GCSE Results 2023
An impressive set of GCSE results
Yate Academy students have again produced an excellent set of GCSE and BTECresults. Despite the disruption of the last three years of their education, their resilience has meant that they can move onto the next stage with fantastic outcomes and a huge sense of pride.
Overall, 12% of grades awarded were either a grade 9 or a Distinction* and 49% of students achieved at least one top grade (compared to 46% in 2022) and 19% achieved at least 2 grades at grade 9 or Distinction*. This is an incredible achievement. An impressive 55% of students leave with at least a grade 5 in both English and Maths which is the highest percentage ever. Similarly, this year marks the highest percentage of the Government's EBacc measure with an outstanding 27% of students achieving a grade 5 or more across English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language.
Success can look different for each young person and it is always important to celebrate those students who have achieved excellent outcomes, made outstanding progress or overcome substantial challenges. Students who stand out include Frances Green who achieved outstanding grades: 8 grade 9s, 2 Distinction* and a grade 8. Luke Kraal’s outcomes were 6 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, a Distinction* and a grade 6. Juliana Raphael achieved a similarly impressive 5 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and a Distinction. Kailen Wilson, Georgie Steele-Davies, Indiana Samways-Roberts, Oliver Pitts, Ethan King all achieved at least 4 top grades along with impressive results elsewhere. Students who have made exceptional progress over their time at school or who have overcome particular barriers include Juliana Raphael, Isabelle Green, Eduard Polonic, George New, Kasey Barley, Luke Woodey, Zack Chorley, Amelia Livingstone, Andreas Cucu, Ahnaf Mohsin, Alex Cowley, Zachary Huntly and Olivia Swiatoniowska. The list of impressive achievements could go on and it would be fantastic to name every individual.
James Harding-Mbogo, Deputy Headteacher said, “These results are a testament to the hard work of our students and the support of their teachers and parents over the course of this year. We are particularly delighted that so many students achieved the top grades of 9 / D* and we look forward to seeing their progress in Year 12 and 13.”
Headteacher, Natalie Wilcox added, “I would like to thank the students and their families for their hard work and commitment throughout the students’ time at school. I am proud of every single one of them and wish them the very best for the future; I know that I will hear great things! I would also like to give credit to staff for everything they have done to support students during their Key Stage 4 course. I am incredibly lucky to have worked with such a fantastic group of professionals in my time at Yate Academy.”