Tudor Grange Academy GCSE Results 2017
Tudor Grange Academy Solihull has once again achieved great success with another set of hugely impressive GCSE results. We are delighted that the efforts of students and staff have been rewarded with such high grades across the range of subjects. Schools are now judged on a wider range of GCSE outcomes, with English and maths being the first to take the new 1-9 qualifications and Tudor Grange continues to achieve excellence across the board.
The students have worked tirelessly, supported by their families and a dedicated and highly skilled team of staff. We have seen outstanding grades, especially in English, maths and the EBacc measure. The government have redefined success for schools and our students have really delivered.
Despite changes to English and maths this year, the Academy has maintained their high performance in this key measure. 90% of students achieved grade 4 (or a standard pass equivalent to the old C grade) or above in English and maths. Significantly, 76% of students achieved Grade 5 (the new strong pass) or above in both subjects. This should be placed alongside the EBacc figure of 58% which is well above the national average. These results certainly reinforce Tudor Grange Academy’s status as one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country.
Amongst the many individual success stories, the following students achieved A*/A and 7+ in at least 10 subjects:
Natasha Adams, Nathan Aldulaimi, Harry Bird, Bennath Chillingworth, Katie Covill, Sara Eltirafi, Anna Farwah, Jonathon Findlay, Jasmine Gabbi, Juheb Habib, Aiman Imran, Musa Islam, Shannon Kernick, Aoife King, Ishaan Lehal, Jayden Lidhar, Marcus Lindley, Katie Male, Elinor Newcombe, Eva Nygard, Maryam Perwaz, Anna Richmond, Abdur Sharif, Megan Stanners, Priya Tailor, Annabel Watton, Hannah Whittaker, Natasha Wilson, Catherine Woodruff and Alice Yip.
Grade 9 is the new measure brought in to distinguish the very top students and is awarded to only a few students nationally. Anna Richmond, Megan Stanners and Aoife King scored Grade 9 across the board in maths, English Language and English Literature – a remarkable achievement given the increase in challenge the new examinations represent.
Notably, one student, Anna Richmond, achieved the ‘perfect’ set of results achieving A* or Grade 9 in every subject taken.
The results follow on from the school’s success at A-level last week. We are so proud of our A-level results and the University and apprenticeship places they helped secure. The fact that sixth form performance actually adds further value, building on success at GCSE and continues to improve year on year, is testimony to the teaching standards and the great efforts of the students. We are delighted that so many of our students choose to stay at our sixth form and continue the journey to the destination of their choice with us by their side.
The staff and governors at Tudor Grange Academy are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our year 11 students. It is evident from these results that, even in an ever-changing educational climate, Tudor Grange Academy can deliver exceptional outcomes which gives all students the opportunity to succeed in the next stage of their lives.
Tudor Grange Academy A Level Results 2017
% A*-B = 58.8 % A* – E = 98.8 % 3 or more A* – E = 94.1
We are incredibly proud of our Sixth Form students who have achieved excellent results in their A level examinations.
The pass rate of 98.8% with 58.8% of grades at A* – B is an absolute testament to the efforts of all our students and an increase on last year’s high benchmark. The majority of students achieved at least one of the top A*- B grades and the average grade per entry rose to a B-.
It is undoubtedly a brilliant set of results and one fully deserved by a year group characterised by their resilience, community spirit and ability to support others. All their accolades are thoroughly deserved and as a staff we are exceptionally proud of the young people they have become whilst at Tudor Grange.
Our sixth form is thriving and achieving its aim of delivering great results and destinations for all our students, whether that be university, apprenticeship or employment. We are extremely proud of our medical applicants with Natasha Aldulaimi and Adam Sinclair going on to pursue medicine at the University of Southampton and also Nick Trilloe who has secured his place at Jesus College, Cambridge to study Mathematics. In addition to these wonderful achievements all our destination outcomes have been excellent with over 50% of applicants moving on to Russell Group Universities. The variety of courses and institutions is indicative of the diverse character displayed by this year group.
In addition, the number of students gaining places on prestigious higher apprenticeship opportunities has also increased, including those at ARUP; BMW and JLR.
Amongst the many individual success stories, the following students all achieved a clean sweep of A* and A grades in each of their A Levels:
Natasha Aldulaimi, Jessica Angus, Finlay Anthoney, Kerri Donohoe; Riley Evans, Henry Harrison, Alex Henry, Emily Kernick, Angie Lam, Rowan Mankoo, Harry Millard, Ben Owen, Ria Randerwala, Adam Sinclair, Peter Smith, and Nicholas Trilloe.
Year 12 have also set a high bar with their performance in the AS examinations. Those that sat AS Exams in Maths; Further Maths; Media Studies; ICT; Government & Politics and Product Design attained 69% of grades at A or B. These students are well placed to build on this in Year 13 and achieve their chosen destinations.
The staff and governors at Tudor Grange are incredibly proud of the achievements of the sixth form which continues to grow in popularity year on year. It is wonderful to see the undoubted success of the students in this ever changing educational landscape. It is evident that Tudor Grange Academy can deliver the results and destinations our students so richly deserve. Tudor Grange Academy would like to sincerely thank all staff, parents and carers for their on-going support and would like to congratulate all of our students for their personal successes.
Mr Darren Turner, MA Ed
Tudor Grange Academy Solihull