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GCSE results hold up well in a year of challenge

posted Aug 25, 2017, 4:06 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 5:54 AM ]
Many congratulations to all AET’s pupils who have taken their GCSE exams this year and to all the staff who have worked so hard and supported them.

This has been a particularly challenging year, with major change taking place in GCSE grading and curriculum across the core subjects. We are delighted to report that our students and staff have coped extremely well with these challenges.

Our academies have taken a good step forward in mathematics results, despite the increased challenge of a more demanding curriculum, and have further closed the gap against national results. 56% of students achieved Grade 4 or above. Meanwhile in English, 60% achieved Grade 4-9. 49% of our students achieved Grade 4 or above in both English and mathematics, a small increase over the number achieving Grade C or above in 2016.


% of students achieving Grade 4+


% of students achieving Grade C+







English & mathematics combined



AET’s Director of Challenge and Intervention, Beverley Perin, commented,

‘This has been a year of great upheaval for staff and students alike, and these results show they have all coped very well with the changes. Some academies have taken very big leaps forward and we send them our warmest congratulations. Our performance overall is very consistent with our predictions and reflects the huge amount of work done by all the staff and pupils, of whom we are very proud. We wish all students the very best for the future and congratulate them on their successes across the board’.

Individual success stories can be found here.