Hammersmith Academy continues rapid journey of success
The Academy is celebrating its strongest set of GCSE results to date, with 88% of the cohort entered for the English Baccalaureate, the most rigorous of governmental measures. This is far and above the national average and a clear indication of the rigorous and challenging curriculum Hammersmith Academy follows.
Once again, there have been increases in students attaining grades at the 9-7 and 9-4 boundaries, with progress exceeding national average at every measure. This is all the more impressive given the Academy’s principle of a fair-banded cohort, meaning students at every ability levels are equally represented.
Our GCSE Key Statistics:
- 74% of students achieved 9-4 grades
- 88% of students attained 9-4 grades in English
- 80% of students attained 9-5 grades in English
- 80% of students attained 9-4 in Maths
- 40% of students attained the English Baccalaureate, massively eclipsing the 22% national average
- Impressive increases in Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages
- Exceeded national average at every measure
Individual GCSE Standout Successes
Artora Mehmetaj leads the pack with an astounding 6 grade 9s and 5 grade 8s. Artora said, “I would like to thank all my teachers who supported me at the Academy. In particular Mr Saunders, Ms Silcocks and Ms Simonovski who went out of their way to help and guide me whilst I was studying.”
Shahad Arzouni received an equally impressive 5 grade 9s, a grade 8, and 2 grade 7s. Shahad said, “I am so thankful to all the teachers. I am so proud of myself and my friends who worked so hard for this. I am already looking forward to September where I will start my time at Hammersmith Academy’s Sixth Form and aim for a career in medicine.”
Johnny Tang achieved 4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and a 7 and a grade 6. He said, “I feel great! A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this and I gave 100%. The Academy has really made me a more confident person.”
Nandana Nisha Ajith gained 3 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, and 3 grade 7s. Nandana joined the Academy late in Key Stage 4 and she said, “The teachers here helped me catch up really quickly and I was able to get the results I wanted. I am aiming to study Maths and Further Maths at Sixth Form.”
Other standout successes include, Amarin Youthong, Amal Nur, Monika Myint, Samia Hoque and twins, Fatima and Farah Elmi.
Headteacher Gary Kynaston said:
“I am delighted with the outstanding set of results achieved by this year’s GCSE cohort. They continue the superb progress the Academy has made annually since our first set of GCSE results four years ago and it clearly demonstrates the positive direction we are moving in. Not only are our students able to succeed far and above the national average, they do so alongside the rigorous English Baccalaureate system. The continued success upholds the belief in our ethos that any student who enters through the gate can succeed regardless of ability if they apply themselves and embrace our professional standards to studying. I thank all the staff and parents for their enduring support of the students and I congratulate our GCSE students for achieving the best set of result to date and look forward to welcoming them into our Sixth Form in September.”