GCSE Results Day 2017
A day of celebration, success & improvement at Leeds West Academy
Year 11 students returned to Leeds West Academy this morning to collect their GCSE results and celebrate their achievements with staff.
This year, Leeds West Academy's results were a marked increase upon last year, following a transformative period for the school which has included the recent appointment of Mr Wilcocks as Academy Principal.
Overall, the proportion of students who are achieving a strong pass grade in English and Maths has increased compared to last year and overall, the Academy has made remarkable improvements in 20 subjects at A* to A, and across 16 subjects at A* to C.
Mr Wilcocks said: "Congratulations to our class of 2017 who have secured some outstanding grades this year. Our total points score - the average grades - have improved upon last year. Crucially, the average grade achieved by our students has improved from a Grade D last year, to a Grade C in 2017. The proportion of young people leaving with at least one qualification has now risen to 99.5% - the best results we've seen in three years. Well done to Year 11 who have been a fantastic year group, and thank you to all of our outstanding teachers and support staff, who have encouraged and inspired our students at every step of their learning journey. "
Students joined together with staff to celebrate throughout the morning, which showcased some extraordinary results. Sarah secured a total of 84 points, consisting of two Grade 9s, a Grade 8, four A*s, three As and a Distinction *. James was also delighted with a total of 76 points, which included two Grade 8s, a Grade 7, one A*, three As, three Bs and a Distinction *. Erin, who secured 83 points, achieved a Grade 9, two Grade 7s, five A*s, three As and a Distinction*.
Mr Whitaker, Executive Principal of The White Rose Academies Trust, commented this morning: “I am delighted to celebrate with our students today, who have secured the results they have so tirelessly strived towards. I firmly believe that all the young people of Leeds are entitled to a first-class education offering exceptional, inspirational teaching. This year, The White Rose Academies Trust has secured that new standard of learning for students in our progressive schools. We know the future of Leeds is vibrant and exciting – but for our region to reach its full potential in future, it demands a serious investment in the young people who will, ultimately, drive forward and shape our city of tomorrow. Investing in every child is what we will continue to do as we improve our schools; empowering and supporting teachers, elevating our standards and inspiring our students to achieve and succeed as ambitious, collaborative and confident citizens. Today, we celebrate and commend our students’ achievements and look to the future with great excitement.”
Leeds West Academy is on a Journey to Outstanding
Our landmark results this year are the result of a transformative programme for school improvement with The White Rose Academies Trust. Find out how we're securing the best futures for every student by visiting Our Journey to Outstanding pages.