Students at Thorp Academy, which is one of ten secondary academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust (NET), secured some good results at GCSE this year.

The academy achieved an incredible number of good passes in English and Maths as the new marking system for awarding grades in these two subjects was used for the first time.  Sixty per cent of students overall achieved a standard pass in English and Maths.

There were once again some outstanding individual successes.  Anna Heath achieved 9s in English and Maths, three A*s and four As. Rory Atkinson achieved an 8 in English, 9 in Maths, five A*s and 2 As. Laura Westgarth achieved an 8 in English and Maths, 5 A*s, one A and one B. Nathan Fenwick and Adam Sanderson both achieved an 8 in English, 9 in Maths, one A*, five As and one B.

Commenting on this year’s results, Andrew Jordon, executive principal, wished to thank his teaching staff and students for the dedication and commitment they have shown.  He said:

“The continuing success of Thorp is very pleasing.  Our aim is to ensure that every child fulfils their potential and is fully equipped to proceed confidently to the next stage in their life. Many students will be progressing to the sixth form at Thorp Academy and building on the fantastic results our sixth form students achieved last week. I am certain we are on track to achieve year on year improvement. Next year we will do even better.”

Ian Kershaw, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added his praise:  “The new executive principal has had an important impact upon raising standards at Thorp and the steady improvement in GCSE outcomes will ensure that the number of students joining sixth form increases.”