GCSE Results Day 2019
DCA students celebrate another strong set of GCSE results
Djanogly City Academy students are celebrating another strong set of GCSE results. This year, a total of 126 students sat GCSE exams.
Whilst three quarters of students speak English as a second language, 71% have achieved a grade 4 (C grade equivalent) or above in GCSE English.
In addition, 61% of students have achieved a grade 4 or above in maths.
Across all subjects, the average grade for all students has improved. There has been an 80% increase in the overall number of grade 9s and also a 15% increase in the overall number of grade 7s and above (A and A* grade equivalents).
Tom Pearce, Vice Principal, Djanogly City Academy said: “We could not have asked more of our students or staff this year. Countless hours of effort and meticulous preparation have been rewarded with truly outstanding performances. We are very proud to be part of their educational journey and with these results they are superbly equipped for their next steps”.
Andy Smith, Principal, Djanogly City Academy, said: “We are immensely proud of the achievements of all of our students and particularly pleased by the progress they have made during their time with us.”
He added: “We are delighted to have maintained very high standards which include some exceptional individual student achievements.”
Student case studies
Sadrile Miah and Danny Gogo, both aged 16, have achieved a top set of grades comprising 9s and 8s, which are equivalent to A*.
Both moved from Italy with their families and spoke very little English when they arrived at the academy. They soon became good friends.
Sadrile’s career ambition is to go into medicine. He is going on to sixth form to study four A Levels in biology, chemistry, maths and further maths.
He said: “I love Djanogly City Academy, it represents hope to me. It has unlocked so many doors.”
Sadrile explained: “When I arrived, I could barely speak English but the teachers saw something in me and really helped me. I had to work very hard but it has been worth it. I am delighted with and shocked by my grades!”
Danny is also going onto sixth form to study four A levels in chemistry, maths, further maths and physics.
He said: “I am really happy with my results and my family are very proud of me. I’ve had to work very hard to achieve them.”
Maria Dura, aged 16, is celebrating after achieving nine GCSEs that include 8, 7 and 6 grades.
“I feel so relieved and happy with my results and pleased that all the hard work has paid off,” said Maria, who joined the academy in Year 9 after her family moved to England from Romania.
Maria’s ambition is to become a lawyer and she is planning to go on to sixth form to study A levels.
She added: “I love Djanogly City Academy. I’ve had a great experience there. The teachers are welcoming and supportive. It’s very friendly and it is definitely changing for the better.”