Glittering awards night for Academy 360’s GCSE record breakers.

The cream of Academy 360’s GCSE students were rewarded for their outstanding academic results at the school’s first achievement awards evening.

Dozens of students, parents and friends packed the Sunderland school’s main hall to acclaim the star pupils who excelled in last summer’s GCSE exams – producing Academy 360’s best ever results.

Individual GCSE certificates were handed out by Principal Rachel Donohue to last term’s Year 11 pupils who returned to the school especially for the ceremony.

Trophies were awarded to the pupils judged to be the star performers in each subject followed by special awards for students who made exceptional contributions to school life.

Ms Donohue said: “These students are exceptional role models for our younger students who look at the results these award winners have achieved and are inspired to follow them.”

The ‘Class of 2016’ students more than doubled Academy 360’s GCSE pass rate at A* to C grade from 16% to 33%
Henry Wagner, who scooped the Principal’s Award for his exceptional academic achievement, said: “There are a lot of things I could say about Academy 360 but the best thing about this school is the teachers and their relentless support of students to achieve well.

“They have helped me with everything I’ve done here.”

The full honours list on the night is as follows:

English Language – Estelle Stubbs
English Literature – Ewan Hall
Maths – Lee Bradley
Science – Kyle Dawson
French – Henry Wagner
History – Hannah Young
Geography – Rebecca White
Art and Design – Courtney Redpath
Hospitality – Chloe Tumilty
Graphic Communications – Christopher Dow
Graphic Products – Joshua Kenny
ICT – Dean Woodward
Computer Science – Henry Wagner
Business Studies – Brooke Clark
Media – Estelle Stubbs
Music – Chloe Johnstone
Health and Social Care – Sophie McGough
Sport – Ben Markham
Progress Award – top performing student Scott Brunton
Assistant Head of Year Award – Caitlin Jenkinson
Head of Year Award – David Collins
Deputy Head Teacher’s Award – Ewan Hall
Achievement Award – Robin Givens
Principal’s Award – Henry Wagner
Chair of Governor’s Award – Chloe Tumilty