Hammersmith Academy celebrates third set of GCSE results.

23 Aug 2018

The Academy continues a strong GCSE results trend in only its third year of GCSE results and the second with the new 9-1 GCSE scale. In particular, English Language and English Literature have seen tremendous gains in students achieving a 9-4 score. Triple Science, Design Technology and Drama have also scored impressively.

The strong positive results demonstrates that the Academy continues to exceed national averages at every measure. They are especially pleasing for a truly non-selective secondary school and reinforces the Academy’s core belief that a student, regardless of their background, can attain results on par and even far exceeding the national average.

Our GCSE Key Statistics:

  • 75% of students achieved 5 GCSEs A*-C equivalent.
  • 64% achieved 5 A*-C including English and Maths.
  • 91% 9-4 in English
  • 71% 9-4 in Maths.
  • In total there were 246 A*-A grades (or equivalent) awarded.
  • There were impressive results in English, Triple Science, Design Technology and Drama.
  • Exceeded national averages at every measure.

Individual GCSE Successes

Chester Smith was our highest attaining student achieving a spectacular 8 grade 9s (the equivalent of a previous high A* mark) and 2 grade 7s. In addition Chester achieved an A* Distinction grade in Further Mathematics. Chester’s father, Paul, said, “Chester has always been someone who has looked forward to school, he has never missed a day of school and that is a real testament to Hammersmith Academy. He’s always inspired by what he learns and he will take it with him.”

Mohamed Mohamed scored an impressive 6 grade 9s and an A* grade in Economics. Mohamed said, “I feel I have achieved something. To be able to make your parents proud is an amazing feeling! When I started at the Academy I didn’t have any aspirations, they have given me a platform to dream. I’m looking forward to starting the Sixth Form at Hammersmith Academy.”

 Uzoma Nworu achieved 4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and a grade 6. He achieved an A grade in Economics. Uzoma declared, “The results are better than I expected, it’s a relief. I have had such a wonderful time here and I am looking forward to Sixth Form and university in the future.”

Ezana Tareke attained 2 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 2 grade 6s. Ezana also attained a B and a C grade. Ezana said, “I’ve done especially well in Maths and Science which is great for my Sixth Form choices. I want to thank all my teachers who have given me so my support and advice.”

Sumaya Warsame accomplished a grade 9, 3 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and a grade A in Design Technology. Sumaya said, “I am really happy with my results and that I’m staying in the Sixth Form to study Biology, Chemistry, History and Maths. Thank you to everyone at the Academy for helping and supporting me.”

Selina Simeonidis achieved a grade 9, 3 grade 8s, 3 grade 7s, 2 grade 6s, an A*. Selina said, “I am so proud that all my hard work has paid off. I really want to thank the teachers who have made sure I did all the right things.”


Headteacher Gary Kynaston said:

“These results show that the Academy is transitioning very well into the new style 9-1 GCSE grading. Our students are yet again achieving above national expectations and this reflects their professional attitude towards their studies and their willingness to succeed. This is all the more impressive when you consider that the Academy is truly a non-selective school and it shows that any student is capable of high achievement in the right educational environment. The staff and parents deserve recognition in their endless support of the students. I would like to congratulate our GCSE students and look forward to welcoming them into our Sixth Form.”

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