Globe pupils celebrate their GCSE results

Thursday 22 August 2013

Globe Academy students are celebrating gains in GCSE achievement. Attainment in mathematics was ahead of national attainment with 61% of students achieving A*-C grades. In English 52% achieved A* to C grades. The school achieved its best ever result in science with 76% of students achieving A* - C grades in two good science GCSEs or equivalent.

Overall, 47% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades including English and mathematics up 20 percentage points since Globe opened as an ARK academy in 2008.

Globe Academy principal Matt Jones said:

“I’d like to congratulate our students on their achievements and to thank all our staff for their dedication and commitment.  We are particularly pleased with the attainment in science and mathematics.  This year also saw our largest cohorts so far in geography and history with 72% of students achieving success in geography and 59% achieving a pass in history. Given the move to an increasingly academic curriculum our students are making good progress.” 

Among the outstanding performances this summer were:

  • Manuele Gandara-Vilas who achieved nine and a half GCSEs including five and a half at A* or A. Manuele won a place on the prestigious Phillips Exeter Summer School in new Hampshire this summer.
  • Toufiqal Haq achieved.11.5 GCSEs of which three were A*, one was grade A and 6.5 were grade B.
  • Mark Medvedev passed ten GCSEs all of which four at A* and one grade A and five grade Bs.

Mr Jones added: “Our progress is also strong in Globe Academy Primary School where Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 results were significantly above national averages and again represent progress in the top 5% nationally. In our key stage 2 results every child achieved level 4 or above in reading and mathematics.

”Our goal is to make ARK Globe a truly outstanding academy that fully prepares our young people to be highly successful at university, in their careers and to be leaders in their community.”