Huish Academy excels at GCSE
Following on from the excellent results reported by Huish Sixth last week, (which included, not one, but two students going on to study at Cambridge University) Huish Academy has sustained the huge improvements it made last year and once again is proud to report that over 72% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including Mathematics and English.
In fact it may well be better than that because the school has a number of appeals pending. If they are successful their results for 2015 should rise above even last year’s excellent headline rate, one of the best in recent memory. This result places Huish Episcopi Academy as one of the highest performing schools in Somerset across a range of measures.
English Baccalaureate subjects have also shown up well in the Academy’s results with 42% of students achieving A*-C in English, Mathematics, a Modern Language, a Science and a Humanities subject. These are important as they lead on to highly valued A levels and are increasingly demanded by top universities.
Against a background of government moves to ensure that the highest grades are harder to achieve, Huish Academy students have excelled with 50% of students achieving at least one A* or A grade, over 30% of students achieving 3 or more A* and A grades, over 20% achieving 5 or more A* and A grades and amazingly almost 10% of students achieving 8 or more A* and A grades.
Principal Andrew Davis was quick to praise the team at the Academy noting “Placed alongside the brilliant A level results from last week, students at Huish Episcopi are really benefitting from having an incredibly dedicated and skilled team of teachers and support staff working with them and are reaping the rewards of the hard work from both students and staff working together.”