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Posted on August 23rd 2019
GCSE Results Day 2019
Harris Academy Orpington
Above national average for the prestigious EBacc
Harris Academy Orpington is celebrating an excellent set of results, with a significant increase in the proportion of students passing English and maths.
78% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English this year and 67% did so in maths. Students getting a Grade 4 or more in both maths and English has risen by five percentage points since last year to 61% this year.
28% of the year group achieved the prestigious and challenging EBacc qualification which means they successfully passed in Maths, English, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject. This is higher than the most recent national average (24%) and a significant achievement for the academy.
We are delighted to have achieved 17 of the ‘super’ Grade 9s, which are equivalent to getting an A**. A fifth of drama students achieved a Grade 9.
There were also noticeable high performances in Art and Design, Sport and BTEC Engineering.
The following students should be congratulated for their exceptional results:
- Leah Andrews: Grade 9 in Geography, Grade 8s in Art, Science, English Language and Maths
- Becca Bagge: Grade 8s in Science, English Literature and Maths
- Amie George: Grade 9 in Geography and an astounding 7 Grade 8s (A* equivalent) including Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, French, Maths, Physics and Psychology
- Sarah Rutter: Grade 9 in Drama, Grade 8s in English Language, English Literature and Spanish
- Jona Thaipaiampil: Grade 9s in Science and Geography and Grade 8s in Sociology, Maths and English Literature
- Jennifer Wells: Grade 9 in Maths, Grade 8s Science and Geography
David Astin, Executive Principal of the Academy, said:
“I simply could not be any prouder of our students, who put their best forward in their examinations and have achieved a great set of results. They worked very hard and I am also grateful to their teachers and parents who supported them every step of the way. I look forward to seeing our outgoing Year 11 shine in their A Levels and beyond.”