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Students Shine as Shireland Collegiate Academy Celebrates GCSE Success  

Students are celebrating today after receiving their highly anticipated GCSE results, opening doors to their chosen A level courses at sixth form, college or apprenticeships as they get ready to take the next steps in their education journeys.

Staff, students and families have come together to celebrate and mark the achievements of all students, who have worked incredibly hard to secure their final grades.

Overall, 63% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths, with Grade 4 set by the government as a pass, with 16% of students having achieved the top Grade 9-7.

100% of year 11 students have all studied at least 9 GCSE or BTEC subjects from a broad range of subject areas.

Mr Irish, Principal at Shireland Collegiate Academy, said: “Our heartfelt congratulations to our year 11 students on achieving their GCSEs! Your results stand as testament to all your hard work, and we are extremely proud of you all. You have shown remarkable growth since starting your journeys with us at Shireland and have no doubt that the future holds endless, exciting opportunities for you.  

“A sincere thankyou to our dedicated staff at the Academy, whose unwavering support and guidance have been instrumental to our students’ success. Your commitment is truly valued at the Academy and by the Trust.”  

Last week, students at the Academy also celebrated a successful year with 93% of A level students having achieved three or more A level passes at grades A*-E. 62% of these accomplished three or more passes at grades A-C. 99% of BTEC students achieved qualification equivalent to three or more A level passes at grades A*-E, with T levels achieving an average grade of Distinction*.

Sir Mark Grundy, CEO at Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, said: “Congratulations to all our GCSE students at Shireland Collegiate Academy. Despite the challenges following the pandemic, you continued to demonstrate versatility and commitment throughout your studies, exemplifying the spirit that defines our community across the Trust.

“As you step into your new, exciting chapters at sixth form, colleges and apprenticeships, I am confident that you will continue to make us proud and go on to achieve successful and happy futures for yourselves.”

If you are a year 11 student and would like to consider joining our sixth form in September, contact us on 0121 558 8086 or email info@sca.shirelandcat.net as soon as you have your GCSE results on Thursday 24 August.

Shireland Collegiate Academy also has an Open Evening on Tuesday 19th September for any families wanting to learn more about joining year 7 in September 2024 or Thursday 16th November for our sixth form entry 2024. The doors will be open from 4.30pm, no need to book just turn up.


GCSE subjects are marked under a 1-9 grading system, with 9 being the highest grade. GCSEs are linear in structure rather than modular, with all exams taken at the end of a two-year course. A grade 4 is effectively an old C grade with a grade 9 being the equivalent of an A*.



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