Students at Hodgson Academy were in a jubilant mood as they collected their GCSE grades on Thursday 20th August.
Overall, 71 per cent of the Class of 2015 gained five A* to C grades, including English and Maths, with 79 per cent getting an A* to C in English and 78 per cent with an A* to C in Maths.
Hodgson Principal Mrs Roethling said: “All at Hodgson Academy are delighted with another strong set of results, which are a testament to our hard working students, talented staff and supportive parents. We were pleased to see that 30 per cent of our students gained an A* or A grade in Maths. All our progress measures improved compared to last year. This means that students have made excellent progress from the starting point of their Key Stage 2 primary school results during their time at Hodgson.”
Notably, Katie Garth, 16, gained 10A*s and one A grade. She is going to study A Levels at Blackpool Sixth Form College and hopes to become a veterinary surgeon.
Gary Martin, 16, overcame visual impairment to achieve seven A*s, two A’s and one C grade. Jack Collins, 16, sadly lost his father during Year 11, but continued to perform his duties as Deputy Head Boy and achieved 12 A* to C grades.
Mrs Roethling added: “We are so very proud of their hard work and incredible resilience.”