GSA celebrate a great year of exam success

  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:

  • Head Girl Amice Holden achieved four grade 8s and five grade 7s             
  • Deputy Head Girl Kirandeep Kaur achieved one grade 9, four grade 8s, thee grade 7s and a Distinction*  
  • Head Boy Hayden Boora achieved three grade 8s, four grade 7s and a Distinction*
  • Deputy Head Boy Ahmed Obaid achieved one grade 7, three grade 6s, two grade 5s and three grade 4s

There were countless individual success stories across the whole cohort, with some of the top performers including:

  • Arvani Gill – One Grade 9, three Grade 8s, three Grade 7s and a Distinction*
  • Manveen Kaur – One Grade 9, five Grade 8s and three Grade 7s
  • Mohamed Basma – One Grade 9, four Grade 8s and three Grade 7s
  • Ajmer Sidhu – Two Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and two Grade 7s
  • Elizabeth White – Four eight Grades and three seven Grades       
  • Raja Singh – One Grade 9, four Grade 8s and one Grade 7

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.”

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