Week 1

  • Students celebrate best ever GCSE results

    Students celebrate best ever GCSE results

21 August 2014

21 August 2014

Press Release - 21 August 2014

“Staff and students celebrate record breaking examination results”

Students and staff at The Ramsey Academy are celebrating record breaking GCSE examination results. Year 11 students achieved a record high 60% A*-C including English and Maths, a 19% increase from 2013. Full details of GCSE results can be seen by following the link below.

This achievement makes The Ramsey Academy one of the most improved schools not only in Essex but nationally. Please follow the link below to read a letter of congratulations from Chris Kiernan, Director of Commissioning: Education and Learning, Essex County Council. 

During the past year The Ramsey Academy has worked with PIXL (Partners in Excellence), a network of over 1300 secondary schools who collaborate to share ideas and raise the achievement of young people. National acknowledgement of our improvement was recognised when The Ramsey was presented with one of eight Collins PiXL Awards for Outstanding Year 11 Progress in 2014.

Notable successes saw the A*-C pass rates rise by 14% in English and 20% in mathematics, while the number of students who achieved the English Baccalaureate more than doubled from 10% to 21%. There were significant increases in other subject areas, for example Statistics, Modern Foreign Languages, Graphics, Textiles and English Literature. There were successes for students of all abilities. Five students each achieved between 7 and 11 A*-A grades, while 99% of all students achieved at least one qualification.

Outgoing Headteacher, Dan Gee commented, “We are absolutely delighted by these outstanding results. Our school has been transformed over the last two years and today’s results are the culmination of the efforts of our staff and students. For our students’ best GCSE results to improve our key headline figure by 19% is incredible and must rank very favourably compared to schools locally and nationally.”

He added, “We are pleased that the successes demonstrate our school’s continued progress. Results have risen in English, mathematics and a range of other subjects and there have been some remarkable sets of results for students of all abilities who will now be able to move onto the next stage of their education, employment or training. The school’s journey of the last two years has been remarkable and it is now in a position to go from strength to strength. I would like to congratulate both the students and staff for their achievements this year and we wish our students well for the future.”

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