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Open Academy celebrates more than 20% increase in GCSE passes.

This year 60% of Open Academy GCSE students achieved grades 4-9 in English and Maths - a 23% increase on last year’s results.
Acting Principal of Open Academy Betsy Fowler said:

“These are the best results in the history of the Open Academy with a rise of over 20% on last year and on the academy measure of 5 – 9 in English and Maths, we are also looking at a 100% increase which is phenomenal!

“While we are delighted with our headline figures, it is important to recognise that those figures are made up of dozens of individual stories of perseverance, teamwork, aspiration, hard work, humility and sheer determination on the part of our students and their families in supporting them. We are incredibly proud of all our students and are delighted that these results will allow them to move on to the next stage of their education or career.”

Jasmine, a student at Open Academy took 11 subjects of which she achieved 5 grade 9, including a 9 in maths and an A* in further maths. Speaking about her results she said: “I am overwhelmed…it is a two way thing- all the help from the teachers and the work you put in yourself. I feel really lucky”.

Callum, another Open Academy student achieved 10 strong passes or better including grade 7s in maths, science and a grade A in film studies. He said: “I found it really challenging, but with a lot of revision and hard work, it was really tiring, but worth it!”

Mary Jane Edwards, CEO of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust said:

“We are incredibly proud of everyone at Open Academy for all their hard work. We had every confidence in Betsy and her staff and we knew that their drive and determination to achieve the best results for Open students would result in a great outcome.”

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