Crest Academies in Neasden produces mixed GCSE results

Girls did better than boys in A* - C grades but both achieved the government’s standard

Students from the Crest Academies in Neasden achieved mixed results this year but there was still plenty of cause for celebration.

The number of students from the Crest Girls Academy achieving the key benchmark of five or more A* - C GCSE grades, including English and maths, rose to 58 per cent, up from 51 per cent last year.

The figures take the school comfortably above the government’s standard of 40 per cent.

Phil Hearne, executive principal of both the Crest and Boys Academies, in Crest Road, said: “We’ve had a great year here at The Crest Girls Academy and I am very pleased with the students’ results.

“The growth in the number of students achieving five or more A* - C GCSE grades, including English and maths, is a credit to the teaching and learning from both the students and staff throughout the year.”

At the Crest Boys, the number of students achieving A* - C grades was at 38 per cent this year, however maths as a stand alone subject has done well.

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Mr Hearne said: “I was disappointed to learn that our headline results had dipped this year, in part due to the change in grading of English, which appears to be a national issue.

“Whilst The Crest Boys Academy is working hard and improving levels of progress, this has not been reflected in this year’s results.

“We will be working hard with staff to evaluate areas that need immediate attention to ensure that the progress our academy and students are making is reflected in their grades.

Across both schools the A* G pass rate was 68 per cent

“I look forward to welcoming many of our students back in September to our sixth form to begin their next chapter of education and to those moving on.”