August 21, 2020
THREE Northern Education Trust Dyke House Academy students were in seventh heaven this morning after securing outstanding GCSE results.
Year 11 students Jessica Yong, Jasmin Mitchell and Max Appleby all achieved grade 9s in seven of their subjects, on a day of joy for many students at the Hartlepool secondary school. Jessica also had two 8s in English Literature and Language and is planning to study biology, chemistry, maths and further maths at Dyke House Sixth Form.
Jessica said: “I was really pleased with the outcome. I was so nervous early on and I couldn’t sleep. It’s a big relief because I knew how much work I had put in to get the results. I was really pleased to do well in English because I found that the most challenging. Now I will head to College and from there I want to go into medicine. I have enjoyed it at Dyke House and everyone has been so supportive.”
Jasmin’s 8 was achieved in English Literature but otherwise it was a clean sweep of 9s for her. She will now study physics, French, further maths and possibly biology at Sixth Form. “I honestly didn’t know what to expect,” said Jasmin, aged 16. “I knew I would get good grades but didn’t know it would be quite that good. When I opened the envelope and looked at the results it was a surprise. I thought I would have at least 7 in most but I am really pleased with the outcome. My granddad brought me some flowers to say well done, I might be going for a meal to celebrate.”
Max recorded similar results, with his solitary 8 achieved in physics. He will be looking to take the next step towards a career in finance by studying A-levels in economics, maths and business. He said: “I’m very happy. This morning I was anxious, but still excited. I wasn’t expecting to do quite as great. I actually felt like I could have done better in physics, it’s one of my strongest subjects. But I am set up pretty well to go to Sixth Form.”
There were also impressive results throughout the year group at the Northern Education Trust Academy. Dyke House Principal Adam Palmer said: “We are really proud of the hard work and dedication the students have shown and they have been rewarded with some fantastic results. They thoroughly deserve the success they have had. At Dyke House we are delighted with the attitudes shown by staff and students during difficult times, helping our Year 11s on their journey through life and on to the next stage of their educational careers. It has been an extremely challenging time for them all and I’m proud of how resilient they’ve been in dealing with the unknown. I am confident that the students will make the transition to the next stage of their lives and achieve some wonderful things beyond that. We wish them all well in the future.”
James Blakey achieved five 9s, one 8 and two 6s, while Adiath Abir and Harriet Kidd secured four 9s and three 8s among their results. Thomas Lea achieved three 9s. Abbie Hall, Ethan Thomas and Russel Norton all achieved two 9s among their grades, while Tom Campbell and Alfie Hodgson could also boast the magic 9 number on their grades sheet too.
Many of the students will now head to Dyke House’s Sixth Form for the next chapter in their academic development.