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After facing disruption to their education over the past two years, Year 11 students at Academy 360 have seen success in their GCSEs and Level 2 qualifications. Students have dealt with multiple lockdowns and learning from home, as well as many being forced to isolate. Despite this, they have shown resilience throughout, working hard despite uncertainty and changes to the way they were assessed. 

The teacher assessed grades accurately reflect the performance of pupils, after going through a robust external moderation process. Staff and students have both worked hard to adapt to new ways of working and learning, and staff have been dedicated in their support, ensuring every student can achieve their goals and potential.

Ben Sawyers will be attending Southmoor Sixth Form to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths after achieving 10 GCSEs Grade 5+ including Grade 8 in Geography, Maths and Science! Congratulations on your excellent results. Tamzin Young achieved Grade 9 in English Language, English Literature and Maths; Grade 8 in History and Science; Distinction* in Business and iMedia. Tamzin is planning to attend Gosforth High to study English Literature,Psychology and Law. Faith Wilson will be attending Bede College to study Health and Social Care after achieving 8 GCSEs Grade 5+ including Grade 8 in English Language! Congratulations on an excellent achievement.

Academy 360 Principal, Rachel Donohue said ‘I would like to commend the excellent work of students and staff during the last year – it has been nothing short of inspirational. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our students have engaged well and deserve to celebrate their success which is testament to their hard work and determination.’

Ian Simpson, CEO of Laidlaw Schools Trust said, ‘Students at Academy 360 have worked incredibly hard during a difficult year and we are very proud of what they have achieved. Our students are progressing on to A Levels and Level 3 courses at Sixth Form and College and we are delighted that they have secured the grades to be able to take the next steps in their education.’