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Posted on September 2nd 2019
GCSE success at Harris Academy South Norwood
2019 has been another successful year for GCSE results at Harris Academy South Norwood.
60% of students achieved at least five GCSEs including English and maths;
78% of students achieved a Grade 4 pass or higher in English and 62% did so in maths;
The EBacc remains strong and considerably higher than last year’s national average at 30%.
58 students took triple science, with 9% of entries achieving the new ‘super’ Grade 9, which is equivalent to an A**. 7% of English entries were awarded a Grade 9.
Bucking the unfortunate national decline in students opting to study a foreign language, the reverse is happening at Harris South Norwood. Nearly 300 Year 11 students studied at least one modern foreign language GCSE:
80% of students who opted for Mandarin, a highly challenging language to master, secured a Grade 5 or above;
95% of students taking Portuguese and 90% of students taking Italian for a Grade 6 or above;
9 students achieved the highest possible Grade 9 in Spanish.
We would like to congratulate everyone who received results this morning and to single out the following members of our school:
Nasira Tejan-Franken and Alfie Ollett both gained an incredible 6 Grade 9s; both will be among the highest achieving students in England;
Along with Nasire, both Alicia Artenie and Jearnen Gubatan gained Grade 9s in both English Language and English Literature and have strong futures ahead of them in the study of English. 12 students gained Grade 8 or better in English Literature and Language.
The future of engineering seems strong, too, at Harris South Norwood with Alliyah Nakadiyan, Mohamed Fadi Valappil, Alexander Van Luipen each getting Grade 9s in both Physics and Mathematics
Elected Croydon Deputy Youth Mayor, Shea Williams, gained a remarkable seven Grade 8s and three Grade 9s alongside her peers of whom 16 other students gained a full set of top grades at GCSE (Grade 7 or better).
Nick Soar, Executive Principal of Harris Academy South Norwood, said:
“Today’s results reflect the many, many hours of hard work that our students have dedicated to their exams. They can feel justifiably proud of a strong set of results.
“I am particularly pleased with our students’ amazing achievements in Computer Science where 80% of students passed and in languages, with almost 300 entries in modern foreign language GCSE. They achieved a strong set of results across a challenging and diverse set of languages, including Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian. We are an outward facing school whose students are looking to the future.
“Well done, congratulations and thank you to all students, as well as the inspirational teachers and parents who supported them through their examinations.”