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GCSE Results – August 2016


Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Press Release

GCSE Results – August 2016


Staff and students are celebrating once again!

Building upon last week’s superb A level results it was the turn of the Year 11 students to show what they are capable of … and they did not disappoint ensuring that for the third year in succession the results of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy improved and built upon the successes of the previous year.  Indeed, compared with the national picture in the results for both English and mathematics the Academy ‘bucked’ the trends with 10% improvements in both.  English Language Full Course (78%) and mathematics (67%) represent a significant rise in both areas on last year’s results and once again demonstrate the sustainable journey of improvement that SRWA is on. Trepidation

Other curricular areas  including Performing Arts, Physical Education and Health & Social Care achieved 100% A*-C pass rates.  Other areas that continue to deliver high standards include Art and Design (94%), Dance (94%) and Science (80%) and demonstrates the success that has been achieved by the hard work of both staff and students.  One area that has seen a meteoric rise in attainment is French who have seen a tripling of their results (73%) over the past two years.

David Simmons, the Chair of the Academy’s Council said;A Star A - for all

‘As an Academy that already has many areas of excellence in both teaching and examination results, these latest figures are an endorsement of our innovation and determination to be outstanding right across the curriculum.   I would like to congratulate all of the staff and students at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy for the hard work and dedication that has led up to this excellent set of results in this year’s GCSE examinations.  Well done!"

Students that have performed especially well and gained numerous A*/A results include

James Robbins – 6 A*, 1 A,

Shaun Miskelly – 5 A*, 4 A,

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Charlie Beeston – 4 A*, 4 A

Sarah James-Short – 4 A*, 4 A

With the Government’s greater emphasis upon overall progress in all subjects studied by students to examination level, SRWA is thrilled with this year’s results as they demonstrate a consistency of rigour and good achievement across the curriculum.   The Academy’s headline figures of Progress 8 (+0.11) and the English and Maths Threshold (62%)  are clear evidence of the tale of improvement at SRWA.  The push to recognise the progress students have made during their secondary education is recognised in the new measure of Progress 8 which indicates what value has been added to a student’s level of attainment.   At the Sir Robert Woodard the two most improved students were Blu Lewis (+2.54 and 3 B, 5 C) and Talia Van Houghton (+2.64 and 1 A *, 4 A, 3 B), their achievements are a testament to both them personally, their families and the teachers involved.


The Principal, Peter Midwinter, said ‘Once again we have improved upon the previous year’s results and are now set to continue upon this pathway of improving the life chances of the students within our growing community.’

For further information on the Sir Robert Woodard Academy please visit or call the Principal, Peter Midwinter on 07889704500.