Darlington academy enjoys its best ever results

Darlington academy enjoys its best ever results

21st August 2014


REWRITING the record books was the order of the day yesterday as an academy smashed its English and maths results.

English grades at Longfield Academy, Darlington, saw an incredible 33 per cent hike up to 88 per cent while maths rose to an impressive 78 per cent. Overall the academy enjoyed its best ever results.

Top performing student Andrew Lambert achieved 12 A/A* grades. He said: “I wasn’t expecting that. It was a very pleasant surprise.”

Andrew, with 15 GCSEs in total, has secured a place at Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College to study law, politics, business studies and biology and would like to go into a career in law.

Hope Murray, the highest scoring girl, was extremely happy with her 15 GCSEs, ten graded at A or A*.

She said: “Wow! I can’t believe it. I was just happy to pass them and the results are so much better than I expected.”

Hope, who would like to be a teacher, is now looking forward to attending QE6 to study English language, English literature, biology and psychology.

Ashley Nelson, a budding engineer, was another high achiever with 12 A/A* passes. He said: “I didn’t expect results like this, I am really happy.”

A four year mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Cummins and Darlington College is now in place for Ryan Causer with his better than expected results.

Head teacher Susan Johnson said: “English and maths are the basic building blocks of a successful education so I am absolutely thrilled that our students have performed so well in these critical areas.”

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