GCSE Results are in!

“…simply the best!” The Year 11 cohort at Great Academy Ashton have proven it once again, they are “…simply the best!”. The Class of 2023 have set another record-breaking set...
Written by michaelholly, 24th August 2023

“…simply the best!”

The Year 11 cohort at Great Academy Ashton have proven it once again, they are “…simply the best!”. The Class of 2023 have set another record-breaking set of results. They have been the best Year 11 cohort for attendance, engagement, progression and now for outcomes and our students have shown themselves to be resilient, dedicated and focussed learners and today are receiving life changing results.

Great Academy Ashton students have today received their GCSE, BTEC and OCR National results and have broken the previous examination records and have achieved outstanding results which give them their passport to their next stage in learning, college, sixth form and beyond.

Principal, Mr David Waugh, said “…I know I am biased when it comes to our students, but I have to admit this group of students are simply amazing. Throughout their entire school career, they have been the most focussed, most dedicated, most inspirational group of young people that it has been my privilege to serve. I am simply in awe of everything they have achieved and the great positive impact our staff have had. This year group have faced adversity not seen by generations of young people and they have simply “knocked it out of the park”! Their results are so very well deserved and are a great reward for their unwavering dedication to their studies and their participation in school life. We ask our students to “…be the best possible version of themselves” in every aspect of school life and this year group has certainly done that, surpassing the previous examination records set. I am truly humbled to see how well each and every one of them has achieved in their GCSE and BTEC qualifications”.

Great Academy Ashton Class of 2023 have achieved outstanding results and they all now move on to college and their next stages in life with a passport of qualifications to allow them to continue this success into their futures.

Today is about every single one of our 270 students and their own individual achievements. With students gaining exceptional attainment and progress outcomes and the competition for that top attainment spot was fierce. Every student has their own story and their own challenges that they have overcome.

The battle for “top spot” was keenly fought with Charley Grist taking the crown by achieving top grades across the board in all 11 of her subjects. Charley was our Head Student and is off to Ashton Sixth Form College to study physics, mathematics and further mathematics A-Levels. Charley was closely followed by Minal, Soha and Mohin who between them have over 40 top grades. There have been amazing successes across the board and crucially, the top spot for progress has gone to Mohammed Nadeem who achieved his 9 GCSEs surpassing each one of them by over 3 grades above target. This was closely followed by Neha and Faiza who have achieved their 9 GCSEs at exactly 2½ grades above target for each and every single one.

Great Academy Ashton traditionally delivers an inclusive academic and vocational curriculum and our cohort of students this year have achieved brilliant results in their full range of subjects. Our students have studied a vast range of exciting academic and vocational courses ranging from GCSE Spanish to computing, from English to mathematics, from film studies to sport science. It has been a genuine privilege to support them on their journey to success and we all wish them the very best of luck for their future learning and careers ahead.