Academy’s joy at improved results

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Garstang Community Academy students have achieved excellent and improved GCSE results this year despite widespread concerns about stricter marking and the raising of grade boundaries.

Overall, 64 per cent of the Year 11 students gained 5 A*-C including English and maths, while 98% achieved 5 A*-C and 46% gained three A*/A or more.

Records were broken in a number of subjects, most notably maths, where a staggering 81% of the year group attained a C grade or better.

Garstang’s headteacher, Phil Birch, is delighted with his students’ performance.

He said: “I am, as always, proud of, and humbled by, the achievements of our outstanding young people, who have been fantastically supported by our dedicated and inspirational staff for the past five years.

“To gain year-on-year improvement in the current climate is a phenomenal achievement, and is testimony to the amazing ambition and team spirit that we have here at GCA. “

The GCSE academy results, A*-G in alphabetical order:

R Allot 9.5, T Anderson 13.5, J Ashworth 15, S Aspinall 11, L Assalone 13, Liam Bailey 12, Louis Bailey 8, I Baker 10.5, A Ball 11,

G Barton 14, J Beard 10.5, J Bellis 13, A Berry 10.5, H Birchall 9, T Blackburn 12, L Booth 13, S Bowles 10, A Braken 12, M Brent-Reid 14, J Bromley 9.5, A Brooks 10, N Brooks 12, R Brooks 12, B Bugeja 13, L Bukhari 9.5.

S Cameron 14, J Carlsen 9, S Carr 12, S Caton 5, M Chamley 13, E Chester 10, L Clarke 12, J Cocks 14, N Coleman 9, E Conroy 9, J Cox 11, G Crich 13, L Crich 11.5, M Critchley 10.5, D Cross 13, L Cross 10.

G Danson 8, B Davies 8, K Davies 9, R Dent 9, J Dewhurst 11, J Dickinson 13, A Dixon 9.5, J Dixon 13, D Dlugokecki 14, C Dobson 11, A Dolan 14, G Dorrity 11, A Douglas 9.5, J Dugdale 9, M Dugdale 11.

C Eccles 14, S Eldridge 11, D Etherington 10, M Evans 10, A Everett 10.5.

C Fazackerley 10, M Follen 11, D Fox 14, S Foy 9, T Fricker 10.

A Green 10, L Green 10.5, R Greenwood 11, C Griffiths 10.

C Hall 14, J Hargreaves 3, K Harkness 9.5, J Haslam 13, T Haygarth 13, R Hewitt 11, S Hewitt 12, E Hey 9.5, J Hindle 13, N Hodgson 13, M Holliday 14, S Hughes 13, T Hull 14, J Hulme 9.5, A Hutton 14, D Hutton 12.

E Jarman 11, S Jolleys 12, A Jones 10, F Jones 10.

A Kaylor 9.5, L Kellet 11, E Kelsall 11, G Kelsall 10, T Kempton 10, A Kippax 12.

E Law 14, L Law 13, S Lawn 13, J Leach 11, K Leach 8.

C Macdonald 11, J Macdonald 13, C Martin 12.5, L McCarthy 14, D McDonald 10, D McGladdery 12, L McGrath 12, R Medhurst 13, L Milston 12, L Morton 13, J Mullin 9, A Murphy 11, R Muskett 10.5.

H Nash 13, S Nicholson 15.

M Parkinson 14, J Peat 9.5, J Porter 9, O Price 9.5, J Price-Booth 10.5, S Pye 13.

R Ramshead 12, A Richards-Jones 10, M Richardson 12, C Robinson 14, L Rodriguez 14.

C Saunders 10.5, D Scannell 13, E Shepherd 10.5, R Shepherd 11, C Sherwood 11, A Singleton 11.5, H Sixsmith 15, L Slater 14, J Smith 12, K Smith 12, L Smith 14, K Southward 11, S Southward 9, H Stollard 9, J Stone 14, L Stone 14, R Stuard 11, W Sutcliffe 13.

A Thorley 9.5, A Thornton 9, A Till 9.5, J Tomlinson 10, K Topping 14.

M Walbank 13, C Walling 14, A Walmsley 13, A Ward 13, J Wareing 9, O Watt 12.5, J Wells 11, L Wells 14, M Wharton 13, J Whitehead 16, H Whittaker 9.5, N Wigglesworth 10.5, C Williams 12, J Williams 14, D Wood 12, E Worden 10.5.