GCSE Press Release 2018



London Academy celebrate our best GCSE results.

Joy and relief filled the air at London Academy as students collected their long-awaited GCSE results with 51% achieving 5+ English and Mathematics.

Despite a long summer of press speculation about the tougher GCSEs the students and staff at London Academy are celebrating their best results ever. The impressive results saw 37% of students in English and 30% in Mathematics achieving the very top grades of 7-9; with 9% achieving a grade 9 in Mathematics. The changes in GCSE subject matter and assessment have been a huge challenge but the results are richly deserved and demonstrate how students and staff have worked with great determination and focus in order to achieve such strong results.

Subject highlights:

  • Biology: 47% achieved 7-9
  • Chemistry: 51% achieved 7-9
  • German: 50% achieved 7-9
  • Physics: 43% achieved 7-9
  • Spanish: 57% achieved 7-9

There have been some outstanding individual performances, Erika Griestina achieved 12 GCSEs all within the top grades, four grade 9’s, four grade 8’s, three A*and one A. Erika commented “I cannot believe these results. These results mean the world to me and I am looking forward to returning to London Academy in September to start the challenges of A Levels”.

Marianna Kapustova, achieved three grade 9‘s, six grade 8’s, one grade 7 and an A*, these represent a significant amount of hard work and look forward to seeing her develop further at London Academy Sixth Form.

Paddy McGrath, Principal commented: “These are stunning results and they reflect the hard work of all the students, teachers and supportive parents. Our school is going from strength to strength and it was a privilege to be amongst so many happy students this morning. We look forward to welcoming many of them as they return to us in September as they join our highly successful Sixth Form. One of the best outcomes is that our students made such excellent progress in their time with London Academy. They really responded well to excellent teaching from staff that believed in them.”