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GCSE Results 2019

Students at Thomas Aveling were again celebrating record breaking GCSE results.  Students gained top grades in a number of subjects and many will stay on at school to study A levels in these subjects.  Top performers included Emma H who gained two grade 9s and six grade 8s., Tej Naidoo who gained three grade 9s and three grade 8s , Maciek who gained two grade 9s and five grade 8s and  Ben B one grade 9 and four grade 8s.  The school had twins this year – Oliver and Luke who performed really well across a range of subjects and both are looking forward to joining our 6th form to carry on their achievements.  Millie T, in addition to being crowned “Prom Queen” also gained one grade 8 and seven grade 7s – a very successful year for her!  There were also some amazing performances in subjects across the school.  Greatest praise must go Italian where every student gained a grade 5 or higher and Photography where 100% gained at least a  grade 4 and over 95% gained a grade 5 or higher.  Other excellent performances included History where over 80% of the students gained a grade 4 or higher.  Other high performing subjects included Performing Arts and Health and Social Care– even though they were affected by the national grade change fiasco in the last week, Business Studies, French, ICT and Graphics to name but a few.

Hard working students who maintained great attendance and positive behaviour logs were treated to a free bowling trip at Christmas after their mocks and had free or discounted tickets to the Year 11 Prom.  Both of these motivational trips, plus great teacher student relationships and highly motivated staff and students are the main reasons for this great level of success.  Parents of course also played a massive part in their children’s success offering their support throughout their child’s time with us.


Paul Jackson, Head Teacher, said ”I am delighted for the students receiving their grades today, they have done fantastically.  Students attended extra lessons after school since January, revision sessions in each of the holidays, Saturday workshops offered by my teachers as well running their own maths help clubs at lunchtime.  Sometimes the hard work of students doesn’t seem to pay off, but this year it did in spades!  ALL groups of students have done really well this year, those who are described as from deprived background and who we receive Pupil Premium funding,  boys, girls, those who are most able, those who need extra help, EVERYONE has done well.  We anticipate the progress made by our students to place the school in the top tier of schools nationally.  Although this is great for the reputation of the school what is far more important are the opportunities the students now have to choose their next steps.  I would also like to thank the work of every member of staff in school – they have all contributed to this great success”