Students and teachers at Djanogly City Academy are celebrating after beating their GCSE results record for a third year in a row.
The pass rate of 58 percent is up seven per cent from last year.
The academy was judged to be “good” by Ofsted in May after being placed in special measures in 2013.
Several students achieved a new grade 9 and high pass rates in the new reformed GCSEs including science, history and geography.
For the second year running, 99 percent of students achieved a pass in science, and the percentage of students gaining a grade 4 (C grade) or above in geography and history are the highest the school has ever achieved.
While 75 percent of students have English as a second language, 78 percent of students gained a grade 4 or above in GCSE English.
Djanogly City Academy credits both teachers and students for this achievement, who have worked extremely hard to raise attainment and build a successful learning culture.
Teachers say their innovative approach to edtech and learning has helped contribute to its growing success. Since 2016, Djanogly City Academy has been using online one-to-one tuition to supplement classroom learning.
The tuition programme MyTutor connects students with university students from the UK’s top universities, who have recently sat exams, are familiar with the syllabus and can relate to the challenges and pressures facing young people.
Students are matched with tutors using a unique algorithm. Teachers are asked a series of questions about the student, which is then used to pair them up with tutors who have similar characteristics. Students at Djanogly City Academy say they enjoy the personalised support it provides to their classroom learning.
Teachers are able to choose which subjects they feel students would most benefit from tuition in, to ensure that every student reaches their potential.
Damian Belshaw, Head of School at Djanogly City Academy, said: “I am very proud of our students and want to congratulate them on their success. They have shown great commitment, determination and resilience, as we strive for excellence in everything that we do.”
“I’ve had about five minutes of sleep this week, but this is why we do the job. Morally we owe it to the kids to celebrate what they have achieved.”