Hathaway Academy react to exam results

PUPILS at The Hathaway Academy are being praised for their hard work following this year’s GCSE results.

New performance measures for GCSEs are in place this year, which means a change to the way exam results are reported.

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school.

An academy’s Progress 8 score is calculated as the average of its pupils’ Progress 8 scores. It will give an indication of whether, as a group, pupils in the academy made above or below average progress.

This year the academy’s overall score was in line with the national average.

Pupils have performed well in the following subjects this year: French, Statistics, Physical Education, Business Studies, Music and Religious Studies.

The following students have performed extremely well:

Claudia and Luciana Alioto

Claudia and Luciana are twins who are Italian native speakers. When they started at Hathaway they spoke no English. Claudia and Luciana have achieved 10 A* – C grades at GCSE, illustrating that any obstacle can be overcome with 100 per cent effort and hard work.

Anesu Kusosa

Anesu is an inspiration to her Year 11 peers but also to other students within the Academy. Anesu formed part of the student group that helped set out the Academy vision, ensuring that student voices were heard with their ideas for the change. Anesu has worked extremely hard during her time at Hathaway and she can be really proud of her 10 A* – C GCSE grades.

Fatima Rodrigues, Acting Principal, said: “The progress achieved by our pupils this year is a result of their determination and commitment.

“There are many individual success stories behind the figures which are testament to the tremendous hard work that has gone on all year by our pupils.

“The pupils and staff need to be celebrated for their hard work and I wish them all the success in the coming years.

“Well done to each of you.”

Joyce Hodgetts, Managing Director of Academy Transformation Trust, said: “We are delighted for all of the pupils and staff. These results demonstrate the hard work and commitment of everyone.

“Well done to each of you and we wish you all the best in the coming years.”

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