22 August, 2019
Students at George Salter Academy in West Bromwich are celebrating receiving excellent GCSE results today – with significant improvements being achieved on previous years.
Two thirds of students (65%) achieved a Grade 4 in both English and Maths and over one third achieved the higher Grade 5 in both subjects – determined by the Government a “strong pass”. This is a 6% point increase on last year’s figure.
More than half of the exam entries sat achieved a Grade 5 or above and over one third achieved the top grades of a 6 or higher. There was particular success in English, with an impressive 83% of students achieving at least a Grade 4 and 61% of students achieving a Grade 5 or higher.
George Salter Academy’s student leadership team performed highly, alongside working tirelessly as ambassadors to represent the voices of their peers:
There were countless individual success stories across the whole cohort, with some of the top performers including:
Adrian Price, Principal of George Salter Academy said
“Given the increased rigour and changes to GCSE courses, I am just so delighted that our students have risen to the challenge and that these results are so very good. As well as great results in the core subjects there were simply exceptional results in History, Art and Photography.
“I am proud of our fabulous students who have worked so hard and very grateful to our team of staff whose relentless drive, commitment and hard work ensured that the students were prepared for these examinations.
“We are proud to celebrate the success of our fabulous young people, wish them all the very best in the future and hope that they cherish their very special George Salter memories.”
Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) commented:
“I would like to congratulate everyone at George Salter Academy on another year of excellent GCSE results.
“As a Trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background. We are delighted to see the academy continuing to on its strong upward trajectory, reflective of today’s results.”