Great Academy Ashton celebrate ‘record-breaking’ results

GREAT Academy Ashton is celebrating what it describes as “another record-breaking set of results” for their latest Year 11 cohort.

The Broadoak Road school said its Class of 2023 has been the best year group for “attendance, engagement, progression and now for outcomes” and the students have “shown themselves to be resilient, dedicated and focussed learners”.

Students received their GCSE, BTEC and OCR National results today (Thursday, August 24) and the school said they have broken previous examination records and achieved “outstanding” results.

They will now move on to the next stage in their journey, with many going on to college and sixth form.

Principal David Waugh described the departing group of 270 students as “simply amazing”.

He commented: “Throughout their entire school career, they have been the most focussed, most dedicated, most inspirational group of young people that it has been my privilege to serve.

“I am simply in awe of everything they have achieved and the great positive impact our staff have had. This year group has faced adversity not seen by generations of young people and they have simply ‘knocked it out of the park’!

“Their results are so very well deserved and are a great reward for their unwavering dedication to their studies and their participation in school life.

“We ask our students to ‘…be the best possible version of themselves’ in every aspect of school life and this year group has certainly done that, surpassing the previous examination records set.

“I am truly humbled to see how well each and every one of them has achieved in their GCSE and BTEC qualifications.”

The battle for the top performing student was keenly fought, with Charley Grist taking the crown by achieving top grades across the board in all 11 of her subjects.

The school’s Head Student is off to Ashton Sixth Form College to study physics, mathematics and further mathematics A-Levels.

Charley was closely followed by Minal, Soha and Mohin, who between them have over 40 top grades.

The ‘top spot’ in terms of progress went to Mohammed Nadeem, who achieved his nine GCSEs and surpassed each one by over three grades above target.

This was closely followed by Neha and Faiza, who achieved nine GCSEs at exactly two-and-a-half grades above target for each one.

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