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Here at Trinity Academy we are delighted with our “significantly improved” GCSE results for 2017 and are immensely proud of our hardworking students. Our students achieved an average of 7 qualifications, 5 of which were GCSE passes. Two of our students achieved more than 5 A*-C grades (or equivalent) including English, maths and science.

Overall in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, passes (grades C/4 and above) dropped 0.6 percentage points to 66.3 per cent this year.

The dip in GCSE cases comes after the introduction of a new grading system for Maths, English literature and English language in 2017, which makes our results even more fantastic.

Sharron Hodgson Acting Assistant Head said, "Despite the challenges faced by schools nationally and the challenges our students face on a daily basis, they have made us and their families extremely proud with their tremendous achievements. Students have challenged themselves to achieve the best possible outcomes and we couldn’t be more delighted with the progress they’ve made. We are indebted to our parents and carers, staff and governors who all worked together to plan for success and strive for excellence in the progress and achievements of our young people.” Patrick Tully, Acting Head Teacher said, “I am so proud of our students and the staff who have worked so hard to achieve such fantastic results. Our students have overcome real challenges to give themselves the platform for a successful future. Their parents and carers have played a vital role and I thank them for their support.”

STUDENT REACTIONS TO THEIR RESULTS INCLUDED:

  • ‘I feel great!!’
  • “I am so proud of myself and my results; I’m especially proud of my English result because I never thought I was any good at it.”
  • “I’ve worked really hard to try and get the best results I could. The hard work has paid off and I couldn’t be prouder of myself."

Here is a table that will help you to understand the new grading system for English and Maths.

Old New
A** 9
A* 8
A 7
High B 6
Low B/ High C 5
Low C 4
D 3
E 2
F/G 1

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