Hartsdown Academy Year students have been celebrating success in their GCSEs today, as the school produced yet another year of improved results.   

Passes at English and Maths have increased again this year, and have increased by 42% over the last two years. On top of this, many students have obtained top grades, including 7s and 8s, such as Freddie Howard, who achieved a grade 7s in Science and Maths and an A* in ICT, Lizzi Pottinger who achieved a grade 7s in Science and Maths and a Distinction in Performing Arts and Elias Nach-McPhail who achieved a grade  8-7 in Science and 7 in English Language. 

Head Student Lizzi Pottinger said of her experience of GCSEs at Hartsdown, “I’m delighted by my results. My time at Hartsdown Academy has been amazing and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have without the support of the teachers in the school. The best is yet to come in Sixth Form.”

Head of KS4, Ms Rigden, said “It has been a fantastic two years working with this group of dedicated and aspirational young people. The Year 11 staff and I are delighted to be able to celebrate with our students after another increase in GCSE results.” Headteacher Matt Tate adds, “This has been a fantastic year for Hartsdown Academy. We are celebrating our best ever year for results in both IBCP at Sixth Form and at GCSE in Year 11. This is in addition to our incredible new curriculum based on the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Year 7 and 8, which has seen above national average progress in students’ literacy and numeracy skills. Our GCSE students have done themselves and the school proud. We are delighted to have so many students gaining top grades, and over double the amount of students wanting to stay with us for Sixth Form. This, combined with the opening our brand-new, state of the art building, means that the future for both the school and these Year 11s is a bright and prosperous one.”