GCSE Results 2020: Shoreham Academy pupils ‘a pleasure to teach’

Shoreham Academy pupils ‘a pleasure to teach’ as they receive their GCSE results.

The cancellation of this year’s exams, and the last minute scrapping of a controversial algorithm designed to assign grades, meant pupils received results based on teachers’ predictions.

The academy said the majority of its Year 11s are now preparing to join the school’s sixth form in September, where they will join a record number of external applicants.

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Jim Coupe, principal of Shoreham Academy, said: “Congratulations to all our Year 11s on their GCSE results. Whilst our students weren’t able to sit their exams this summer, we believe that the grades they were awarded are an accurate reflection of what they would have received and are testament to the hard work they’ve put into their studies over the past five years.

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“We look forward to welcoming the majority of them back to our Sixth Form in September to continue their studies.”

Victoria Penney, vice principal for standards at the academy, said: “We are very proud of all our Year 11s receiving their results today. Despite the challenges of recent months, they have been a pleasure to teach and have dedicated themselves to their studies and to our academy throughout their time with us.”