Despite a very challenging couple of pandemic hit years, year 11 students and staff at Astley Community High School are incredibly proud and delighted with the excellent results achieved this summer. 

Mackensie Horton achieved six grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, History, Maths, PE and Physics. He also scored grade 8 in English Language and English Literature. Mackensie is now looking forward to studying A levels at Astley in Chemistry, Maths and Physics.

Rowan Dobbins was another high achiever with five grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Maths and Physics. Rowan also gained grade 8s in Computing and English Literature and a grade 7 in French. Rowan will also continue with his education at Astley studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths. 

Macy Reveley was awarded the highest possible grade in English Language, English Literature, History and Health & Social Care. In addition, Macy achieved grade 7s in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. Macy will now study English Literature, History and Psychology at Astley. 

Jodie Thompson scored grade 9 in both English Language and Geography, as well as a Distinction * in Health & Social Care. Grade 8s were also scored in Chemistry, English Literature, Maths and Physics, as well as a grade 7 in Biology. Jodie is also joining Astley’s Sixth Form and will take Geography, Health and Social Care and Maths. 

There were many other superb achievements by the vast majority of Astley students, who recognised the importance of working hard and trying to achieve the best they could despite the continual disruptions throughout years 10 & 11. Well done to you all!

Executive Headteacher, John Barnes commented: “I am so pleased for the students . These results have not been easy to achieve and the young people have had a lot to deal with over the last 18 months. That they have done so well is a credit to themselves, their parents and carers and the fantastic staff at Astley Community High School. I wish all of the young people all the very best for their future endeavours.”

Head of Year 11, Daniel Gilhooley said: “Our Year 11 students should be immensely proud of what they have achieved. Despite such unprecedented circumstances their effort and determination has paid off and I wish each of them every success for their future.” 

Head of School, Graham Scott said: “The results achieved by our year 11 students this year are superb and we are very proud of the year group as a whole. There are obviously some fantastic individual performances, but what has impressed me most is the fact that regardless of academic ability, Covid related issues or personal background, the students were totally committed to doing the very best that they could. It would have been very easy for them to make excuses given recent events, but they didn’t, Year 11 just got on with it, rose to the challenge and delivered in style. An outstanding effort by everyone connected with our school!”

Thank you to Councillor Guy Renner-Thompson, Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Audrey Kingham, Director of Education and Skills, Northumberland County Council for joining us to celebrate student achievements on GCSE results day.


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