IMG_6033 CONGRATULATIONS to our 2015 Leavers, whose GCSE results were published in August. After a decline in results in recent years these students have really turned the tide with their achievements, which is no more than they deserved for their effort and commitment as a year group.

Our headline figure for students achieving five or more A*-C Grades (including English and Maths) has gone up over 10%, jumping from just above the government’s ‘floor target’ a year ago to surpass the national average now. This is an incredible achievement in our first full year as an academy and represents a dramatic turnaround in the school’s performance.


The effectiveness of schools is now, rightly, measured by the amount of progress that students make during their time in the school. So, it’s great news indeed that the proportion of students making expected or better progress has gone up 20% in English and 15% in Mathematics to significantly above the national average. That is a hugely impressive leap in one year. These two key departments are now a real strength in the school and all of our current students will benefit greatly from the expertise and professionalism of our teachers in those areas.

English and Maths are not alone in this success story however, but are part of a strong upward trend in results across the curriculum. Not only have most subjects improved in relation to their previous A*-C figure, they have also substantially increased the proportion of students gaining the top grades of A* and A.



In fact, this year we had twelve students whose GCSE grades were all A* and A, as well as many more with a minimum grade of B, proving emphatically that we can deliver the highest possible standards across the full range of subjects. Whatever our strengths as a school, these results cannot be achieved without high levels of effort and determination, and those students who showed these qualities have been duly rewarded.

We’re also delighted that the proportion of students gaining the English Baccalaureate has increased by over 13% this year. This has been a strength at Langdon since it was first introduced, but this year’s increase is a real cause for celebration.


Langdon Academy has, in its first full year, surpassed the previous best performance of Langdon School in terms of the proportion of students gaining five or more A* to C grades including Maths and English. However, it is only the first step on our journey to excellence. But it’s an important step that affirms our strategies and reassures our whole school community.



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