STUDENTS at Broadoak Academy have achieved GCSE results to be proud of, despite going through "challenging times."

Students have picked up their results today (Thursday, August 24, 2023).

Students have improved on grades 9-4 in English and Maths against 2019 outcomes and are in line with 2019 outcomes on grades 9-5 in English and Maths, a significantly positive outcome in the context of grade boundaries returning to 2019 pre-COVID measures.

Danny McGilloway, principal of Broadoak Academy, said: "I am immensely proud of the way in which our students have conducted themselves throughout the whole examination season.

"Our results today are the end product of two years of challenging times, but five years of hard work and dedication.

"Our young people truly are amazing, and I take my hat off to them, to their families for their ongoing support, and to our staff for their endless endeavours to support our young people to achieve the best they can, setting them up for the next stage of their journeys.

“Our year 11 students were focussed and determined. It was a joy to share this journey with them and to now celebrate with them.

"This truly is a wonderful community to be part of and today we can share and celebrate success across our community.” 

Whilst every student should be proud of what they've achieved, here's some notable success stories:

  • Charlie C - 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 8, 8, 8, 7
  • Andrew H - 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 8, 8
  • Sarah A - 9, 8, 8, 8, D2, D2, 7, 7, 7
  • Merlin S - 9, 9, D2*, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 

Not every student will be going on to get A level qualifications.

Dan Hutchinson, Vice-President, HR, UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric, has shared some words of wisdom on pursuing alternative routes to your desired career.

Speaking previously, he said: “GCSE results day is fast approaching, and many will be starting to think about higher education.

"With this, it is time to shine some light on alternative career routes, like apprenticeships, that don’t get as much recognition in schools as the traditional university path. 

“Fostering both technical and interpersonal skills directly in the workforce, these can be invaluable - especially for those most affected by the pandemic's educational disruptions."