Ripley Academy students celebrate “excellent” GCSE performances

Relief all round as Katie Godkin, Owen Gillott and Jess Rawson get their results.
Relief all round as Katie Godkin, Owen Gillott and Jess Rawson get their results.

Ripley Academy students have been celebrating “excellent” performances in their GCSE exams.

Sixty-four per cent of students achieved a higher level pass in mathematics, while 45 per cent of students scored at least five A*-C grades including maths and English and the overall pass rate was 98 per cent.

A total of 12 per cent of students achieved at least three A*/A grades.

Numerous subjects performed well this year including business, drama, economics, geography, additional science and English literature. There was a 100 per cent higher pass rate for science BTEC.

Many students achieved a raft of top grades, including: Emily Dale (4A*, 5A and 1B); Daisy Bonsall (4A*, 4A, 1B); Lily Shepperson (1A*, 6A, 2B); Kirsty Dicken (7A, 1B, 2C); Rachel Dicken (6A, 2B, 1C) and Ben Bradley (5A, 3B).

Principal Carey Ayres said the school had seen many individual successes from students across the entire ability range.

She said: “We are celebrating some excellent performances by our students who have worked tremendously hard and who are extremely pleased with their individual results.

“Many of our students have, despite some very challenging personal circumstances, achieved the qualifications that they require to access their chosen courses.

“We have also seen significant improvements in higher level pass rates in subjects such as Drama and Geography.

“We wish all of our students the very best for the future and will be welcoming many of them back to our sixth form in September.”