Midland Academies Trust

Student Success

Exam results success for Midland Academies Trust schools

Students from across the Midland Academies Trust group of schools are celebrating today after receiving their much-anticipated GCSE results, with The George Eliot School reporting an exceptional year.

Early analysis of the results show that for the traditional measure of 5 GCSEs at A*-Cs, the results at The George Eliot School have surged by 8% to 56%, including English and Maths. Performance in Maths was strong, with two thirds of students gaining grade C or above. English results were close behind with 62% of students gaining the C grade or above.

George Eliot student Charlotte Jackson achieved an incredible 11 A* and will be going on to do A Levels in Physics, French, Psychology and Maths with the aim to go to university (hopefully Cambridge) to complete a doctorate in Physics.

“I’m so pleased with my results and really looking forward to starting my A Levels.

“The school has definitely helped me to realise what I want to do and given me lots of opportunity to do things with STEM subjects. We visit universities and take part in lectures to get experience of university life and see where STEM subjects can take you.”

Charlotte also won the University of Warwick Young Scientist of the year Competition in 2015.

Celebrating this success with his students, the Principal of The George Eliot School, Dr Kevin Hylands, who joined the school in September 2015, said: “The excellent exam results that have been achieved at The George Eliot School are a reflection of all of the hard work that the students have put into their study and the high level of support provided by the staff. I am particularly delighted by the record results in both English and Maths that are so essential in enabling students to progress in their studies.  I would like to congratulate all of students on their success.”

The Nuneaton Academy, which came out of special measures during 2015, saw an overall improvement of 7% for 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and Maths.

Operational Principal, Simon Lomax, said: “The steady improvement in our GCSE results is testament to how far this school has come over a short period of time. Through the ongoing support we receive from our Trust, we remain relentlessly determined to become one of the most successful schools in the area and these results, along with last week’s strong A Level results, is another confident step in the right direction.”

Other schools in the Midland Academies Trust reported more good news. Hartshill School saw an outstanding number of students achieving A*-C in English, with 78% achieving the coveted C grade or above. And students at William Bradford Academy in Earl Shilton, which joined the Trust in 2014 and which is merging with Heathfield Academy in September to create the Heath Lane Academy, achieved overall 63% success in English and Maths at grade C or above.

Chief Executive of the Midland Academies Trust, Marion Plant OBE, said: ““Many congratulations to our students who have received their results today, especially those who have beaten their personal best and those who have achieved top grades.

“There is still some work to be done but these results represent not only the commitment by each student, but also the support provided by parents and carers and our dedicated teaching and support staff in our schools.

“Looking ahead, we aim to build on this year’s successes and we remain committed to creating successful futures for all our students, whether that is through further education and apprenticeships or employment.”