The students and staff at Holyrood Academy are delighted to announce that once again the Year 11 students at Holyrood Academy have excelled in their GCSE examinations and secured a fantastic set of results. Holyrood students also excelled in vocational courses with the vast majority of students achieving Distinction and Distinction* grades.
There have been some exceptional individual achievements across the whole ability range with many students surpassing their target grades. Top performing students this year included:
Evan Koike who achieved 6 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s and a Grade 7.
Zoe Nicholson who achieved 6 Grade 9s and 2 Grade 8s.
Erin Molloy who achieved 4 Grade 9s and 4 Grade 8s.
Olivia Hadley who achieved 3 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s and 2 Grade 7s.
Will Lees who achieved 3 Grade 9s, and 4 Grade 8s
Charlie Lockyer who achieved 3 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s and a Grade 7.
Laura Oliveira who achieved 3 Grade 9s, 4 Grade 8s, and 2 Grade 7s.
Many students met and surpassed their challenging target grades, however Saffron Hibbitt excelled by exceeding her target grades in all subjects where in most cases she achieved two grades above targets. Oliver Collins also made excellent progress achieving well above his target grades.
Headteacher, Dave MacCormick, said “Despite a disrupted and challenging few years, this Year 11 group have remained focussed upon achieving their very best and their efforts have been rewarded in what is a strong set of exam results for them. I would like to place on record my thanks to all parents, carers and staff who have supported this Year 11 cohort to achieve such good results, which take them to a variety of exciting destinations. We wish all of our former Year 11s the very best of luck for the future and we are delighted to welcome many of them back into our Sixth Form as Year 12.”
Head of this Year 11 cohort, Chris Slinger said, "I am so incredibly proud with the way that the year 11 students have handled themselves over the past few years. Their dedication to their work and their contribution to the wider Holyrood community has been incredible. I am really pleased to see that so many of them will now be able to follow their post-16 courses and begin the next stage in their education."
Rob Crocker, Deputy Headteacher, said, "I am exceptionally proud of the achievements of this group of students. The resilience and determination throughout Year 11 has been incredible; they have flourished in many ways. I look forward to seeing their successes in the future and am very pleased to continue to work with the large number of students who are planning on attending our newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre”.