Celebrations as Shared Learning Trust announces strong GCSE results

Luton’s Shared Learning Trust is celebrating after a strong set of GCSE results from itsacademies with some pleasing improvements seen at the South and West Academies.

The South Academy, on Rotherham Avenue in Luton, saw top grades in Physics and Chemistry up by 15 percent and in Media Studies the number gaining A*-C grades rose 27% on last year.

South Academy Principal, Cathy Barr, said: “I am incredibly proud of our GCSE students. They have worked so hard throughout the year and many have given up their weekends and holidays for extra work and revision. Examinations are undoubtedly getting more challenging, but this year’s students have shown that hard work and determination really do pay dividends”.

It was also good news all round at the West Academy, on Leagrave High Street in Luton, where the number of students gaining the top grades increased. The achievement of students in Maths and English was particularly strong, with progress higher than last year’s national average and 80 percent gaining A* - C grades in English, an increase of 5 percent on last year.

Andy Hardy, Principal of the West Academy, commented “Students and staff have worked tirelessly throughout the year and today the rewards have been reaped in the results gained. I look forward to welcoming students back to our sixth form in September. I am extremely proud of all our students and their achievements.”

The Chief Executive of The Shared Learning Trust, Andrew Cooper, said: “These results reflect the hard work and determination being put in by teachers and students in all our academies. I’m incredibly proud of all that they’ve achieved”.