Outwood Celebrates Students’ GCSE Success

Students across Outwood Grange Academies Trust academies in the North of England were celebrating some GCSE highlights this summer.

A number of the academies showed improvement on the previous year’s results, while others continued to maintain a high-standard of performance.

One of the major highlights of the day came from Outwood Academy Hemsworth, which saw its students deliver a record breaking set of results, which included a 17% rise in the amount of students achieving grade 5 or higher in English and Maths (37%). Overall 53.5% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in English and Maths.

Outwood Academy Portland provided similarly impressive results, with 83% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, while 59% achieved grade 5 or above in both subjects. In English alone, an incredible 90% of students achieved grade 4 or above while 75% achieved grade 5 or above in the subject.

One academy that continues to exceed expectations was Outwood Academy Danum, with 69% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, and 50% of the students successfully achieved a grade 5 or above in both subjects.

Martyn Oliver, CEO of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, said: “We are delighted with the successes that our students have achieved in their GCSE exams, and wish to thank the staff for their hard work and support of the students throughout their studies.

“At Outwood we are committed to putting students first, raising standards and transforming lives. This goes beyond the classroom, we want to support students in all aspects of their lives to help make them well-rounded students, who contribute to the wider community. 

“As the students take their next step following the completion of their Key Stage 4 studies, we want to wish them every success and continue to offer our support in whatever they wish to pursue.”

Other successes include Outwood Academy Bydales, where 86% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths. Individually, the results for the subjects were equally impressive with 91% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in Maths (80% achieved grade 5 or above), while 89% of students passed English with a grade 4 or above (75% of students achieved a grade 5 or above).

Outwood Academy Freeston also showed strong improvements on the 2018 results. A major highlight was a 10% increase in the number of students who achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and Maths.

Outwood Grange Academy continued to perform highly, with 80% of students attaining a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, with 63% of students achieving a grade 5 or above in both subjects. An incredible 90% of students a grade 5 or above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Lauren Orange