Students at Anthony Gell School were in school this morning to collect their exam results. These young people were joined by friends and family as well as a large number of school staff, who were on hand to advise and offer help, as well as celebrate the excellent grades achieved.

AGS students achieved grades which compare very favourably with the national benchmarks so far published in 2023. A far greater proportion of AGS students achieved Grades 4 and above than the 68% being reported nationally. Many of the school’s students went on to achieve the highest grades and the school has exceeded the national average in Grade 7 or above, including equivalent vocational grades.

Headteacher, Malcolm Kelly praised staff, students and families for all of the hard work which preceded these results. He congratulated students on their impressive achievements, with lots of them bettering their ambitious target grades across a wide range of subjects.

Mr Kelly stated:

“We are immensely proud of the achievements of all our students, especially after the disruption in 2020 and 2021 caused by the pandemic. Staff have worked tirelessly to help students progress onto a range of post-16 pathways. Excellent practice and strong partnerships between students, staff, and families have helped to provide the support each young person needed. Our students have approached their studies with determination, resilience and fortitude; making the most of the opportunities which have been made available to them.  It was lovely to be in school this morning and meet up with students from Year 11 again. Seeing their smiles and watching them celebrate their successes after they have opened the envelopes is always a highlight of the year. In addition to improving their knowledge and their understanding in key areas of learning, this group of young people are also able to actively contribute to a community, show empathy, take on responsibility and respond positively when faced with a challenge. Our students have developed friendships at AGS which are likely to last a lifetime. They have mastered new skills, explored new concepts, visited a variety of places, and participated in an extensive range of activities beyond the classroom. They have a huge amount to be proud about.”

A high number of Anthony Gell students have applied for and will be offered places in the school’s Sixth Form. In addition to the students who will be moving into Year 12 at AGS, others have gained qualifications this summer which will allow them to progress on different pathways; with some opting for excellent courses in nearby colleges and others securing places on highly sought after apprenticeships. We are proud of them all. Congratulations and well done Year 11!