GCSE Results Day - 22 August


Year 11 and Year 10 students celebrated their Results Day on the 22 August, collecting the GCSE results and preparing for next steps at college and on apprenticeships. It was as emotional as ever to see friends, families, teachers and students offering words of congratulations, thanks, support, praise and advice for college enrolment. Thursday saw the results of months of commitment for many, with hours of study at home, extra Enrichment and those 8.00am breakfast revision sessions and masterclasses! Those who did particularly well felt they had helped a good deal.

Celebrating GCSE RESULTS 2019 – An Overview

We are delighted that students and staff have worked hard together to once again achieve great results at Outwood Academy Redcar. A fantastic 60% of students achieved a grade 4 (equivalent to the old GCSE grade C) or above in both GCSE English and maths. An excellent 76% of students passed English at a grade 4 or above, in addition to 59% of students in English gaining grade 5 (broadly equivalent to the old GCSE grade B) maintaining excellent standards set last year. Maths results were positive too, with almost two thirds of students attaining a grade 4 or above, with 39% achieving a grade 5.

Every Year 11 student has achieved personal success but to highlight just a few:

  • Amy James who achieved 2 Grade 9s in English Language and Geography, 3 Grade 8s in English Literature, Biology and Chemistry, 2 Grade 7s and a Grade 6.
  • Owen Thomson who achieved 3 Grade 8s in English Language, English Literature and Biology in addition to 3 Grade 7s and a Level 2 D* in Engineering.
  • Caitlyn Taylor who achieved 2 Grade 8s in Biology and Physics, 2 Grade 7s in Chemistry and History and a Level 2 Distinction* in Sport.
  • Laura Beeforth who achieved 2 Grade 8s in English Language and Biology and 2 Grade 7s in Physics and Geography and a Level 2 Distinction in Health and Social Care.
  • Rebecca Joyce who achieved 2 Grade 8s in English Language and Art in addition to 3 Grade 7s in English Literature, Geography and History.
  • Adam Shenton who achieved a Grade 8 in English Language a Level 2 Distinction* in Sport and a Level 2 Distinction in Engineering in addition to a Grade 7 in Physics.
  • Jessica Elliot who achieved a Grade 8 in English Language and a Grade 7 in Geography.
  • Alfie Nicholson who achieved a Grade 7 in Computer Science and a Level 2 Distinction* in Sport.

We are particularly impressed by the progress made by Rhys Metcalf and Morgan Porritt-Davison who on average, were one and a half grades higher than national expectations across all eight of their key GCSE subjects. Furthermore, Joshua Durnall, Lauren Martin, Maya Kilshaw, Amy James, Shannon Trattles and Laura Beeforth were above one grade higher on average above national expectations across all their subjects!

Melissa Brant-Smith, Principal said: “We are delighted for our students to have achieved so well this year. I am incredibly proud of our students and wish them every success in the future. These fantastic results were only possible with the dedication and commitment of all our staff, parents and governors who relentlessly supported the academy and our students throughout the year.”

Andrew Wappat, Executive Principal said: “Many, many Redcar students now have a wide range of choices for college and apprenticeships, down to their hard work and self-belief. We are particularly grateful of how prepared they were to support each other at study sessions and during revision sessions held at school in the evenings. The English Language results stand out, with a fantastic 76% achieving what would have been the old A*-C measure, just shy of last year’s 78% record in the history of the school. Congratulations to all of our students and thank you to staff, parents, governors and colleagues from across Outwood Grange Academies Trust.”

We wish all our students every success for the future.