Staff, students and parents at Thistley Hough Academy in Penkhull are celebrating today after an increased number of GCSE students achieved top grades in the key subjects of English and Maths.
This is the first year English literature, English language and maths papers have been graded under the new numerical system as opposed to letters, with four to nine being equivalent to grades C to A*.
This year 52 per cent of Thistley Hough Academy students achieved a four or above in English and maths, which represents a seven per cent increase on last year.
The results have also revealed that 13 students will be awarded the Academy title of ‘Bamber Scholars’ (set up in honour of the founding headteacher Miss Bamber) this year due to them achieving a minimum of six A* or A grades.
Principal Holly Hartley, said: “These excellent results follow on from our class of 2016 whose results in English and maths were very strong, while in 2015 the percentage of our students making progress in these subjects increased so significantly that we became the most improved school in Stoke-on-Trent.
“These results are no exception and are a credit to the hard work of our students, the support their parents provide and the commitment our staff make to ensuring every student here achieves their full potential.
“We know how amazing all of our students are and we are very proud of their individual achievements, and I would like to wish them all every success in the future.”