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Students across the Woodard Academies Trust celebrate results success

Woodard academy students across the country have been busy celebrating fantastic achievements at both GCSE and A Level.  With a move to a new ‘9-1’ GCSE grading structure, it has become more challenging for students to achieve top grades.

You can read more about the GCSE reform here

Despite the reform, there have been many individual success stories across the Trust:

A Level

  • Katie Ramsay from Kings Priory School in Tynemouth will now pursue a career in Medicine at Cambridge University after receiving an impressive 4 A*s
  • Building on last year’s departmental successes, new highlights from Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing included 100% of students in History and Music achieving a grade of A*-C, along with 92% achieving the same in Sociology. English Literature and Mathematics continue the success of last year with 100% A*-C, representing an outstanding outcome for the subject and students
  • Two Littlehampton Academy students are off to Oxford University this September following their outstanding success at A level.  Frank Nightingale, who achieved three A* grades and two A grades, will be studying Chemistry at Merton College, Oxford University.  Will Lloyd, who achieved two A* grades and an A, will be studying History and Politics and St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • Sophie Bradley from Polam Hall School in Darlington achieved an A* in Maths and As in both Physics and Chemistry at A Level.


  • Ellie New from Kings Priory School achieved 6 A*, 3 As, a 9 in both English Language and Literature, and an 8 in Mathematics
  • Megan Bowden from Sir Robert Woodard Academy achieved 9 As and A*s. She is planning to stay on at Sixth Form to study Biology, Psychology, Maths and Philosophy A-levels
  • Angelina Ainslie and Oakley Evans from The Littlehampton Academy, both achieved a grade 9 in Maths and English. Angelina also achieved a grade 8, four A*s and two grade As. Kelly Jones achieved six A*s, one grade 9, and two grade 8s
  • Betty Bastable from St. Augustine Academy in Maidstone has achieved a stunning list of 5 A*, 3 A and the new top grade 9 in English and Maths. She was joined by a group of other top achievers; Bianka Babrian, Mary Morris, Jonathan Atkins and Napsugar Novak who also gained superb grades
  • Emily Johnson from Polam Hall School gained 10 GCSEs all grade A or A*.  Cherry Cheng and Matthew Cheung also both achieved A* in Further Maths GCSE
  • Despite moving to Britain two years ago, Albanian-born student Englatina Ruci has achieved an A* in her performing arts GCSE at St. Peter’s Academy in Fenton. She has gained the equivalent of 10 GCSEs altogether, including another A* in Spanish.