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The Northern Echo:

Andrew Lambert celebrating his GCSE grades

REWRITING the record books was the order of the day yesterday as an academy smashed its English and maths results.

English grades at Longfield Academy, Darlington, saw an incredible 33 per cent hike up to 88 per cent while maths rose to an impressive 78 per cent. Overall the academy enjoyed its best ever results.

Top performing student Andrew Lambert achieved 12 A/A* grades. He said: “I wasn’t expecting that. It was a very pleasant surprise.”

Andrew, with 15 GCSEs in total, has secured a place at Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College to study law, politics, business studies and biology and would like to go into a career in law.

Hope Murray, the highest scoring girl, was extremely happy with her 15 GCSEs, ten graded at A or A*.

She said: “Wow! I can’t believe it. I was just happy to pass them and the results are so much better than I expected.”

Hope, who would like to be a teacher, is now looking forward to attending QE6 to study English language, English literature, biology and psychology.

Ashley Nelson, a budding engineer, was another high achiever with 12 A/A* passes. He said: “I didn’t expect results like this, I am really happy.”

A four year mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Cummins and Darlington College is now in place for Ryan Causer with his better than expected results.



STUDENTS at St Leonard’s Catholic School in Durham City, were today celebrating some outstanding GCSE results.

Luke Debono described his trepidation in opening his results envelope, before learning he had achieved 9 A*s and 2 As.

“It has been the scariest day of my life to date. I have literally never felt more nervous”.

Fellow pupil Gabriel Callaghan, who also picked up 9 A*s and 2 As, said: “I did much better than I expected.”

Sarah Baillie’s broad grin was indicative of her fantastic achievement, earning A*s in all 11 of her GCSE subjects.

“My hands were shaking as I was opening the envelope, I knew I had tried my best and would be happy with whatever I got, but to see that I got a full sweep, I can’t stop smiling. I’m over the moon.”

Head teacher Simon Campbell said: “This year’s pleasing results reflect hard work by pupils in a changing examination system.

“Pupils continue to perform well across a broad range of subjects, with 47 per cent gaining the English Baccalaureate.”





Pupils, parents, teachers and children’s services leaders in York are today (21 August) celebrating after learners across the city have achieved excellent GCSE results

Provisional results show that 64 per cent of young people achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths GCSE on first entry. 


STUDENTS  have excelled in science, engineering and English literature at The King's Academy, Coulby Newham, in today's GCSEs results.

The top three departments were all celebrating exceptional performancesThe Northern Echo: amog

Emma Dyson and Hannah Hodgson celebrating their GCSE results


among the academy's overall results that saw 57 per cent of students gain at least five A*-C grades including English and maths.

Every student who took engineering passed with a grade C or better, while 99 per cent of those who sat science GCSE and 98 per cent of students who took English literature achieved a top grade pass.

 The top four performers are Abigail Grosvenor, 16, of Marton, who achieved six A*s and four As.

 Francis Walton, with five A*s and six As, is laughing all the way to the bank after being promised £1,000 by his parents if he got an A* in literature.

Katherine Dent, 16, of Coulby Newham, obtained five A*s and three As and Lewis Melvin, gained four A*s and five As.




POLAM Hall students have once again achieved outstanding results in their GCSE exams.

Against a national average of 68.8% of entries scoring A* - C, an impressive 80.5% of Polam’s GCSEs were graded at A*-C, with 26.4% at A*-A and 52% at A*-B.

Students at the Darlington school were delighted with their results, including Charlotte Fletcher who had already sat GCSEs in French, Maths and Science last summer a year early, gaining A*s in all three subjects. 

Charlotte achieved 10 A* altogether in her GCSEs taken and in addition she also gained an A in AS Level Statistics, a Year 12 course.

Charlotte said: “I am absolutely thrilled with my results,  

Another student who has cause to celebrate today was Nathan Alcock, who will be staying on at Polam Hall this autumn to continue his A level studies. He achieved 10 A*- A and one B in his GCSEs.





STUDENTS at the English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College are celebrating excellent GCSE results.

Top performing students at the Hartlepool school include James Burroughs who achieved 8 A*s and 3 As and Adam Chatterton who achieved 8 A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs.  Jonny Wood gained 6 A*’s and 5 As.  Top performing girls include Abbie Mullins with 7 A*s and 4 As.  Olivia Ward produced a notable performance with 6 A*s and 5 As and congratulations go to Rebecca Nicholson who achieved 5 A*s and 6 As and Kayleigh Dixon with 5 A*s and 5 As.

Michael Lee, Headteacher, said “Our students are to be congratulated on these results in a year when opportunities for resitting examinations were more limited than in the past.  In light of this, the fact that 65.4% of our students have achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths, is something of which we are very proud”.



AT Greenfield Community College in Newton Aycliffe results remained on target but were marginally down on last year.

This has been put down to education reforms introduced midway through the year.

However, the school is happy with its overall performance, which saw 65 per cent of pupils achieve five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including maths and English.

Jim Ward, assistant headteacher, said: “This percentage may change as we intend to send back some papers to be remarked.

“We feel we have done well and hit the targets that we were set. All of our young people have achieved what they need to get on to the course they want to do in September.

“Staff and pupils have worked extremely hard and we are very proud of them.”

High achievers include Sophie Bennett and Canisha Waters, who achieved 10 A* and A grades, and Megan Cross and Francesca Moody, who achieved 11 A* and A grades.




Staff at Teesdale School, in Barnard Castle, say they are celebrating another year of superb GCSE results.

Of their students, 84 per cent achieved grade A* to C in English while 73 per cent did so in maths.

The school is especially proud of the performance of the following students:

Ellie Renfrew 11 A grades including 10 at A*; Emma Turner 11 A grades including 10 at A*;

Joseph Parsons-Munn 11 A grades including 5 at A*; Rhian Llewellyn 10 A grades including 9 at A*;

Jack Parker 10 A grades including 8 at A*; Bridie Fitzgerald 10 A grades including 7 at A*; James Davison 10 A grades including 6 at A*; Kieran Harris 10 A grades including 6 at A*; Bethany Gardner 10 A grades including 5 at A*; Tabitha Gillard 10 A grades including 4 at A*; Helen Bonnett 9 A grades including 7 at A*; Stephen Donald 9 A grades including 3 at A*; Alec Sabey 9 A grades including 3  at A*; Lara Hockney 9 A grades including 1 at A*; Jack Walker 9 A grades including 1 at A*; Flynn Moore 8 A grades including 2 at A*.

Co-principal Simon Maguire said: “We are delighted with another set of fantastic GCSE results, particularly at a time of widely-reported volatility within the exam system. 

“We would like to extend our congratulations to all of year 11 who have worked so hard over the last five years.”






PUPILS from Red House School, a leading co-educational independent school in Teesside, have achieved outstanding results across all subjects at GCSE level this year.

Staff and pupils are celebrating the success with over 98% of all examinations taken gained A* to C grades, an increase on last year’s results.

In addition, 55% of the GCSE exams taken were A or A* grade, with 29% of pupils achieving the highest grade of A*.

Olivia Brightling and Aditi Rangan did exceptionally well and gained A*s in all 11 GCSE’s taken. Nathania Ewruje and Zoe Johnson were also delighted to gain 9 A*s and 1 A.

Mr Alex Taylor, Headmaster said: “We are delighted and extremely proud of these results, which is the product of hard work from pupils and staff. The pupils enthusiasm and commitment has been justly rewarded.”

Subjects in which pupils particularly excelled included chemistry, physics, geology and Spanish with every pupil entered achieving either an A or A* grade.




FERRYHILL  Business and Enterprise College, in Ferryhill, County Durham, is celebrating record results in all of the key measures in its 50th anniversary year.

Above the national average, 76 per cent of pupils got A* to C grades in English and 72 per cent did the same in maths. The percentage of pupils passing both subjects was 64 per cent.

The school, which specialises in business, saw results in business, science and IT that were on average two grades higher than expected, closely followed by engineering subjects.

Assistant headteacher Elliot Freeman said: “It is phenomenal, we’ve managed a record number getting those vital qualifications of English and maths and great results from those subjects which put pupils in good stead for further education and training in careers such as construction and engineering which the area needs.”

Three of those with stand out results were Tenielle Walmsley, Racheal Farley and Melissa Harker who each gained nine A* and A grades.


ROSSETT School in Harrogate is celebrating after its GCSE students achieved another impressive set of exam results.

Overall a total of 78 per cent of pupils achieved at least five A*-C grades.

Meanwhile, 70 per cent gained five passes including English and maths – the Government’s gold standard for GCSEs – and there was a six per cent rise in the number achieving the English baccalaureate (passes in English, maths, science, a foreign language and either history or geography) compared to 2013.




The Northern Echo:

Students at St Bede's, Lanchester, celebrating their GCSE results

FOLLOWING last week's record-breaking A-level scores, St Bede's, in Lanchester, are celebrating another fantastic set of results, this time at GCSE.

95% of students gained 5 or more GCSE passes, with 75% gaining 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths.

There were also some outstanding individual performances, with nearly 30% of students achieving 5 or more A*-A grades and an amazing 36 students gaining 8 or more A*-A grades. We would like to congratulate all our students for their excellent achievements and thank our staff for their ongoing hard work and dedication.




STUDENTS  at Queen Mary’s School,  Topcliffe is jumping for joy after receiving this year’s exceptional GCSE results. The independent girls’ school achieved a fantastic 93.55% A* - C pass rate for those who sat 5 GCSEs or more.

Many departments within the school including Science and Languages are celebrating a 100% pass rate with several achieving 70% or more A*/A grades..

After a year of academic change within the school, the number of A*/A grades over all academic disciplines increased to 49.2%, which is up nearly 10% on last years results.

Four girls who deserve a special mention for their outstanding academic achievements in these GCSEs.  Emily Martin achieved 11A* grades and is moving on to Ripon Grammar School, Alice Backhouse achieved 9A* and 1A grade and has been awarded a place at Uppingham, and both Poppy Booth and Izzy Da Costa gained 6A* grades and 4A grades each and will move onto Uppingham and Ashville College.





A GROUP of close friends at Thornaby Academy has smashed school records after helping to secure the Academy’s highest number of A*s and As at GCSE.

Zoe Trainer, Calum Thomas, Demi Paterson, Emily Barlow and Gurpreet Gill earned a collective 32 A* and A grades.

Zoe, the Academy’s highest achiever, was picked to study towards an A-level in Mathematics as part of the academy’s Gifted, Able and Talented programme after securing a A* in the subject earlier this year. She picked up a B grade in her advanced bridging studies as well as a further 11 A*-A grade GCSEs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Northern Echo:

Zoe Trainer, Calum Thomas, Demi Paterson, Emily Barlow and Gurpreet Gill celebrate.

Calum, who juggled his studies alongside completing his Duke of Edinburgh Gold award, shone in his STEM subjects, attaining top grades in ICT, Computing, Mathematics and Double Science.

 Maryssa O’Connor, Principal of Thornaby Academy, said: “Our high flying students are testament to the Academy’s ‘can-do’ ethos and have all secured remarkable results. They should be very proud of their outstanding achievement.”

The Academy also saw early-entry Year 10 students receive top A* grades. Megan Eden and Yiting Yang secured 5 A*s between them.




SEDGEFIELD Community College is celebrating its best GCSE results to date, with 82 per cent of pupils achieving five of more A* to C grades, including English and Maths.

In English, the school saw 92 per cent of pupils achieve A* to C, which places it in the top five per cent in the country in this subject. Math and geography results were equally encouraging, with 84 per cent and 93 per cent of pupils gaining A* to C grades, respectively.

There were also strong improvements in previously weaker subjects, including science where 95 per cent of pupils achieved A* to C grades this year. Art and French results also improved, to 92 per cent and 79 per cent, respectively.

Headteacher, Dave Davies, said: “I am absolutely delighted for students and staff who have worked so hard to produce this stunning performance."



THOUSANDS of students across Sunderland are collecting their GCSE results today.
The 'Gold Standard' of five or more GCSEs including English and mathematics at grades A* to C has been achieved by 54 per cent of students this year.
There has been an increase of 19 percentage points in the number of Sunderland students achieving the ‘Gold Standard’ since 2005.




THIS was a set of excellent results for Egglescliffe School, once again well above national averages. 75% of students achieved 5A*-C grades including English and Maths, with 30% of all grades being at an A or A*.

Ten subjects achieved an A*/A pass rate of over 40% including Maths, Physics and Chemistry.  The school’s Ebacc figure was 47%, was the highest in the school’s history demonstrating that pupils at Egglescliffe achieve highly in a wide range of academic subjects. Last year the local authority average for this measure was 21%.

25 pupils achieved over 10 GCSEs at A*/A level demonstrating that our brightest students have achieved truly outstanding results. There were some significant individual achievements including:


Oliver Bewley 12 ½ A*
Mollie Brown 11A*, 1A, 1B
Robert Openshaw 10A*, 1A, 1B
Thomas Blackett 10A*, 2A, 2B
Kathryn Wake 10A*, 3A
Eleanor Cosstick 9 ½ A*, 1A
Andrew Snell 9 ½ A*
Harry Brooks 8A*, 2A, 2B
Thomas Cooney 8A*, 2A, 1B
Richard Brooks 8A*, 5A, 1C
Chloe Gray 6A*, 4A, 1B  




A WEEK after the successful A level results which saw students from Whitworth Park School, in Spennymoor, win places on highly-regarded degree courses such as pharmacy and chemistry at Durham University and international business at Northumbria, the school is again celebrating success.

At GCSE, a record 85 per cent of students achieved A*to C grades in English, a figure significantly above the national average, with 58 per cent achieving A* to C in English and maths.

There were a number of outstanding individual performances saw the school rack up a record 238 A* and As.

Headteacher Paul Gillis said: “We are extremely proud of our students who have achieved beyond expectations in many cases. They have set a benchmark for future students to reach.”




Students at Ripon Grammar School have recorded the school’s highest ever percentage of top grades at GCSE with a third of all results being at A*.

The top performing year group collecting their results today also scored the school’s second highest score for A*-A, at 67 per cent.

Among those returning to school to collect their results was Jenny Unwin, who, just weeks after completing her GCSE exams, was involved in an accident while cycling home from her job at a garden centre.

Jenny, 16, broke her back and is now in a wheelchair. Her dad drove her back to Ripon Grammar School from Pinderfields Hospital, in Wakefield, where she is undergoing three months of rehabilitation, because she was determined to collect her results with her friends and plan her sixth form studies.

Jenny, of Burton Leonard, near Ripon, achieved six A*s and five As and is looking forward to studying four A levels when she comes back after Christmas.




The Northern Echo:

Durham School students celebrating their GCSE results.  Pictured are Claudia George, Ben O'Neil, Rory Jackson, Jodie Cameron and Dylan Mistry

DURHAM School is celebrating the second highest haul of GCSEs at A* to A .

After all the hard work of the last two years there are lots of happy people celebrating each other’s’ successes today.

A*- A- 42.2%- second best in history of school and up 4.1% on 2013

A*- C – 89.5% up 6.4% on 2013

26 students attained 8 or more GCSEs at either A* or A level - 28% of the cohort

‘This has been an excellent set of result for Year 11 pupils this year, and my congratulations go to them and the staff. To achieve the second best results in the School’s history against a backdrop of national turbulence is a fantastic achievement, and these results will be a solid bedrock for further study.’ said Mr. Kieran McLaughlin, Headmaster of Durham School.





The Northern Echo:

Hummersknott Academy GCSE results


The Northern Echo:

Hummersknott Academy GCSE results


The Northern Echo:

Hummersknott Academy GCSE results


The Northern Echo:

Hummersknott Academy GCSE results


The Northern Echo:

Hummersknott Academy GCSE results


The Northern Echo:

Hummersknott Academy GCSE results


The Northern Echo:

Hummersknott Academy GCSE results



DURHAM Johnston, has recorded its strongest performance at GCSE in the history of the school

Michael Wardle, headteacher,  said:  “Results are beyond expectations: 81% of students attained 5 grades at A*-C including English and mathematics. This is the best result in the history of the school, and 20 percentage points above the national , using last year’s data set.

"Students and staff at school have worked so hard over the past five years and I am delighted that our young people have done so very well. Our focus on academic rigour is key to these results; we ensure that the content delivered in lessons provides academic stretch and that our teaching styles fully engage all of our students.” 





The proportion of GCSE exams awarded at least a C grade has risen, official figures show, amid early indications that some schools are seeing turbulence in results this year.

Just over two thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C, up 0.7 percentage points on last summer, according to statistics published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

But the overall A*-G pass rate has fallen for the second year running, and is down 0.3 percentage points to 98.5% from 98.8% in 2013.

The proportion of entries awarded the highest grade has also fallen slightly, with 6.7% gaining an A*, down from 6.8% last year.

It is the third year in a row that this has dropped.

The rise in A*-C grades is the first increase in three years, and comes despite massive differences in this year's English and maths results, both of which are considered key subjects.

In total, 61.7% of English entries scored a C or higher this year, down 1.9 percentage points from last summer.

This is believed to be the biggest drop in the qualification's history.

Maths saw an opposite result, with 62.4% of entries gaining an A*-C grade, up a massive 4.8 percentage points on 2013.

Exam chiefs suggested that there were several reasons for the hike in maths results, including a decision that in England, only a teenager's first attempt at an exam would count in school league tables.

This may have meant that fewer lower-performing 15-year-olds are taking maths GCSE early, and bright students, who may have taken the qualification early in the past, are now sitting it in the summer, JCQ said.


NORTHALLERTON College and Risedale Sports and Community College -  part of the Northallerton and Catterick Federation - saw a dramatic improvement in the numbers of students gaining the highest exam grades.

Academic achievers at Northallerton College accumulated an impressive 184 A*-A GCSEs with 23 students gaining eight or more of the top grades

The college also saw a large increase in the proportion of students achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBACC) qualifications.

Risedale Sports and Community College saw an increase of 11 per cent of students who achieved five or more GCSEs A* to C with 59 per cent gaining A*-C in English and 65 per cent in maths.

Risedale’s performance is all the more impressive given the highly mobile nature of its student population.

Based at Hipswell, Catterick Garrison, 40 per cent of the students are from Armed Forces families and 25 per cent arrive or leave some time during their schooldays.




RICHMOND School  students, staff and parents are celebrating outstanding GCSE results, which indicate a 5% improvement on last year. 

Over 72% of students gained five A*-C grades , including English and Maths.  This is particularly pleasing in view of the changes that have been made to grade boundaries this year and the volatile national examination system.

 Headteacher Ian Robertson, said “I am absolutely delighted with such terrific results and proud of all the students and staff who have worked so hard. The results are an outstanding platform on which to build future success and high standards. Without doubt Richmond School is one of the top performing schools in the region.”

 Outstanding performances were achieved by Jamie Barron, Anna Bray, Lyndsay Christison, Aresa Foster, Cherry Hornby, Mae Hyman-Banks, Kaitlin Illingworth, Sidiccha Shakya, Ben Walker, Mark Wolstenholme and Kayleigh Wright.





PUPILS at Durham High School for Girls are celebrating their success at GCSE with 67% of all grades awarded being at A*- A and 89% at A*- B. 

Percentage who passed with A*   36%

Percentage who passed with A*- A   67%

Percentage who passed with A*- B   89%

Percentage who passed with A*- C   97%

Percentage who passed with A*- D   100%

Headmistress, Mrs Lynne Renwick said, "I am absolutely delighted by these outstanding results, which represent a tremendous achievement for both girls and staff. This is a terrific day for DHSfG and I am very proud of them all!”     

Special congratulations go to Ellen Blowey on achieving 12A*s, Sarah Coleman, Kirsty Green and Emily Yau on achieving 11A*s and Lucy Barrass, Jessica Crompton, Matilda Hamilton, Chloe Harris, Melissa Hawthorne, Olivia Shiels and Ellie Whiteley who all achieved 10 A*s. 

Congratulations to all twenty two girls who passed Level 2 further maths in addition to GCSE maths with flying colours and especially the top five scoring A^ (A* with distinction.)  These were Robyn Bell, Ellen Blowey, Sarah Coleman, Jessica Crompton and Olivia Shiels.







BISHOP BARRINGTON SCHOOL  school is celebrating outstanding results at GCSE. 

A spokesman for the Bishop Auckland school said:  “We are extremely proud of our Year 11 students, and our team of teaching and support staff, who truly deserve the success they have achieved.


“As with many schools, the number of pupils attaining at least 5 A*-C grades across the curriculum was very high.  However, as everyone is now aware, the most important, and nationally recognised, measure of attainment is the percentage of students attaining A* - C grades, in both English and maths. Consequently, we are delighted to report that 74% of our Year 11 cohort achieved to this standard.


“English results were especially outstanding with 84 per cent of the cohort attaining A*-C success, and 22 per cent achieving A*/A grades. However, attainment in Maths was also impressive, with 76 per cent of Y11 students being awarded grades at A*-C awards.  


“We are also delighted that our school excelled in terms of the government’s other main performance measure of the levels of progress achieved by pupils from  Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4.  For example, 84 per cent of our cohort achieved at least three levels of progress and a phenomenal 54 per cent achieved at least four levels of progress in English.”   






DYKE House Sports and Technology College, which since April 2013 has been one of six secondary academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust, has again achieved headline figures significantly above the national average for GCSE results.

Particularly pleasing was the consistent development of A*-C results in English (84 per cent), significant improvement to A*-C in Science (81 per cent) as well as A*-C in Ebacc subjects such as History (81 per cent).

Following a record year in 2013 the Hartlepool-based academy has gone on to consolidate this high attainment and achievement in 2014 with more than 63 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A*-C including English and mathematics, giving an excellent platform for the opening of the sixth form at the academy this September.



YARM  School is celebrating its best ever year of GCSE results with an impressive 51 per cent of entries securing an A* grade.

The  A* rate has risen by 10 per cent on last year’s figure which was already the best in the area. The percentage of entries achieving an A* to A grade also grew to 77 per cent compared to 70 per cent the previous year.

All students achieved the Government benchmark of 5 A*-C grades including English and mathematics.


STUDENTS and staff at Nunthorpe Academy, in Darlington, are celebrating their GCSE results today. 

Sixty percent of its students achieved 5A*-C GCSEs including English and Maths.  The Academy expects this to compare favourably with this year’s national levels of achievement. 

These results are further enhanced by the spectacular individual achievements of some of its Year 11 students with 21 students achieving a minimum of 8 A*/A grades with 11 of these securing ten or more.  


HIGH performing students at leading North-East state secondary school Emmanuel College have delivered another set of outstanding GCSE results.

Forty per cent of all grades at the college in Gateshead were an A* or A, and one in six, or 17 per cent, was an A*.

When measured against the benchmark measure of five A*-C grades including English and maths, 84 per cent of grades were on target, while an exceptional 61 per cent of students gained the English Baccelaureate (EBacc) of at least a C grade in the core subjects of English, maths, sciences, history or geography and a foreign language.


STUDENTS at The Academy at Shotton Hall, in Peterlee, County Durham,  are celebrating yet another year of outstanding GCSE results with 79 per cent gaining 5 or more grade A* – C passes including English and maths – significantly higher than the national average. The figure rises to a remarkable 95 per cent of students passing English, 83 per cent passing maths and 97 per cent passing science, making it the school’s best ever year across the three core GCSE subject areas.



The Northern Echo:  

Charlotte Kendrick celebrating after receiving 11 A*s and one A in her GCSEs.


PUPILS and staff at Teesside High School have been celebrating this morning as they received their GCSE results, which saw 84.4 per cent of all students receive 5 A* - C including English and maths. This was reinforced by 62.2 per cent of all students obtaining the Ebacc qualification (which includes GCSE’s in two sciences, a language, English, mathematics, and history or geography) and 42 per cent of student securing an A* or A in Maths and English.

Outstanding students Becky Donaldson (Teesside High School’s top performing student this year; scoring twelve A*s), Michael Diamond, Callum McMahon and Olivia Maude contributed 43 of the 198 A* & A GCSE grades awarded to Teesside High School students, including maths and further maths GCSE, after the group embarked on a double GCSE course. 

Charlotte Kendrick was amongst Teesside High School’s top performing students; securing herself eleven A*s and one A.



Thornaby Academy has chalked up its highest ever number of A* and A grades with 23 per cent of students securing 3 A*s or As at GCSE

There was a five per cent increase in the GCSE English pass rate.  The results make the  school one of the most improved in the Tees Valley.


STUDENTS and staff at Unity City Academy (UCA) in east Middlesbrough are today celebrating 40 per cent of students achieving A*-C in both English and maths.

This represents a six per cent increase on last year, with 82 per cent of pupils making expected progress in English which is 12 per cent above national figures.  As only 26 per cent of students arrived at UCA with KS2 results classed as secondary ready, this demonstrates excellent progress by some students.  


Welcome to The Northern Echo’s Live GCSE Results Blog which will carry results and pictures from schools from across the North-East and North Yorkshire throughout the day.    A full report with a round-up of results, pictures and an analysis will be in tomorrow’s Northern Echo.

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8:26pm Thu 21 Aug 14

thehogman says...

this is not news worthy..............
same old same old every bloody year
this is not news worthy.............. same old same old every bloody year thehogman
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7:48pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Djinni says...

Brilliant results for Longfield School. Ridiculous that this school should ever have been 'requires improvement'. Hats off to staff and pupils. You showed them!
Brilliant results for Longfield School. Ridiculous that this school should ever have been 'requires improvement'. Hats off to staff and pupils. You showed them! Djinni
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