League tables show continued improvement for Globe

The publication of secondary school league tables shows that Globe Academy’s results are continuing to improve.

The league tables published last week saw GCSE results rise, with the proportion of pupils getting 5 GCSE grades A*-C including English and Maths (52%) up by 7 percentage points compared with 2012 (45%), and up by 26 percentage points since it became an ARK school in 2008 (26%). In comparison the improvement in 5 A*-C GCSE grades nationally was approximately 1 percentage point.

Manuela Gandara-Vilas who joined Globe Academy
in year 8 and achieved nine and a half GCSEs including

five and a half at A* or A said: “There's something about Globe Academy that’s different. It’s like a family. The teachers actually listen to the students. The school really helped get me into the college that I wanted to go to, and has given me lots of great opportunities.”

This feeling was reiterated by student Teayanna Barrett-Cheddie: “The main reason I got these results is because the school never lost hope in me. Full marks to my school for pushing me because they knew I was capable of doing it.”

Matt Jones, Principal, said: “This increase in the number of students achieving 5 A*-C GCSE in English and Maths represents a significant improvement in results for our children in relation to the previous three years. I would like to thank staff and children for their hard work. In addition, I would like to thank parents and carers for the support of the work that we are doing here at Globe.”

Globe has averaged more than 5 percentage point improvement each year since it became an ARK academy in 2008. Our sixth form opens in September 2014.