In what has been another turbulent year in education, Year 11 students at the Hundred of Hoo Academy have secured exceptional results. This has been an incredibly demanding year and we are immensely proud of each and every one of our students. Their resilience in the face of a global pandemic has been incredible especially when it resulted in long periods of remote education. The character they all demonstrated in the face of adversity puts them all in the best position for their next steps in education. As a result of their ever-increasing success, all pupils will now move confidently forward into whichever pathway they have chosen.
The attainment outcomes in a broad range of subjects are some of the best in the Academy’s history with more students than ever securing the highest grades.
Pupils in the Academy’s core subjects have yet again secured fantastic outcomes! In English 81% of pupils achieved a Grade 4 or above, 58% a Grade 5 and 16% at Grade 7 or above. In Mathematics, 72% of pupils achieved Grade 4 or above, 48% of students achieved Grade 5 or above with 11% Grade 7 or above. An impressive 68% of pupils achieved Grade 4 and above in both English and Mathematics and 42% achieved Grade 5 and above, demonstrating consistent improvement year on year.
In Science pupils are yet again celebrating outstanding results, with 98% of pupils achieving Grade 4 and above in Biology, 91% achieving this measure in Physics and 95% achieving this measure in Chemistry.
In non core subjects there were many celebrations including 94% of students in Sociology securing Grade 5 or above and 75% of students in Religious Education. 91% of students in Health and Fitness secured Grade P2 or above and 33% of students secured Grade D2 or above.
We are equally proud of our pupils’ achievements in our more creative curriculum subjects, 79% of pupils secured above a Grade 4 in Textiles. Photography students secured brilliant outcomes, 82% secured Grade 4 and above.
The Academy recognises all of our pupils’ achievements with special celebrations for some of our top-achieving students, these include:
Paula achieved four Grade 8’s, two Grade 7’s and two Level 2 Distinctions in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, Creative iMedia and Geography. Paula goes on to study A Level at The Hundred of Hoo Academy.
It is a privilege to celebrate all of our pupils’ achievements and special recognition must go to the following pupils who have demonstrated particular grit, determination and courage.
Megan is pleased to achieve two Grade 7’s, two Grade 6’s, three Grade 5’s and a Grade 4 in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, History, Art and Food Technology.
Jack R is thrilled to achieve one Grade 9, one Grade 8, one Grade 7, four Grade 6’s and a Level 2 Distinction in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, Performing Arts, History and Art.
Lily is delighted with two Grade 5s, four Grade 4’s and a Level 2 Merit in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, Food Technology and Health and Fitness.
Jack B, is pleased to achieve two Grade 6’s, four Grade 5’s, a Grade 4, and a Level 2 Distinction in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Health and Fitness.
Emily, is pleased to achieve a Grade 6, five Grade 5’s, a Grade 3 and a Level 2 Distinction in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, Spanish, Health and Fitness and Photography.
Chair of Governors, Keith Morrison shared their thoughts:
‘It was such a joy today to be present when students collected their GCSE results. They have had a tough journey to get to today with the ever-present impact of disruption and distractions due to Covid.
I was very pleased, and indeed proud, to be able to share in the joy when students saw their results. They have much to be proud about themselves.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who have worked so hard to enable and support students’ successes – teachers have had to be so flexible and innovative in their approaches to ensure students can make progress in their courses.
Thanks also to all the support that families have given to our students – without that I am sure we would not have seen all those happy faces today!
I wish our students every success with whatever they choose to do next – whether that is to continue with their learning journey here at the Hundred of Hoo, or with another provider.’
Principal Carl Guerin-Hassett stated, “Our young people have experienced a significant amount of disruption over the last 18 months and these outcomes are yet again a demonstration of the high aspirations embedded in the Academy that there is no ceiling to what our young people can achieve. They represent the hard work, determination and resilience demonstrated by our learning community on a daily basis. For every one of our students, whether they are remaining with us here, at The Hundred of Hoo Academy Sixth Form, or pursuing a different pathway, we are pleased that these results provide an exceptional platform to ensure their success for the future. Congratulations to all our students and on behalf of the whole of the Hundred of Hoo Academy, we wish you the very best for the future!”