Longfield Academy triumphs with best GCSE results in years
STUDENTS and staff at Longfield Academy in Darlington are celebrating the school’s best GCSE results for years.
Nick Lindsay, Head of School, said: “Since becoming part of Swift Academies, Longfield Academy has triumphed in significantly improving pupils’ grades for the second year running, enabling the school to post its best set of results for a considerable time.
“I am delighted to see so many of our hard-working students achieving excellent results which will provide them with a solid foundation for future success as they embark on their exciting journey into adulthood.
“The school is extremely pleased with the performance of its students and wishes to thank parents, all school staff, and external agencies from the wider school community for their hard work and support. This partnership is making the school’s rapid journey towards excellence a reality.
“The passion from the community that Longfield serves has come to fruition and we look forward to continuing this exciting journey together.”
Twins Holly and Natasha Riddle had double cause for celebration after excelling in their exams.
Head Girl Holly achieved a top grade 9 in English Literature and 8’s in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and has an unusual ambition – to study to be a mortician. “I just think it would be a really interesting thing to do,” she said.
Her twin sister Natasha got 9’s in English Literature and Art, as well as 8’s in History, Maths, Religious Education, and English Language.
Hard-working Head Boy Harry, who was in school revising at 7.30am every morning in the run up to the exams, was also all smiles after achieving a top grade 9 in Maths, and 8’s in Geology, Religious Studies, Physics, and English Literature.
Tina is planning a career in medical research after achieving 9’s in Maths and Photography and 8’s in Biology, England Language and English Literature.
Oakley, who hopes to be an architect, was another star pupil, gaining 9’s in Maths and Physics and 8’s in Geology, Chemistry, English and Biology.
Raisa also performed well, scoring six 8’s in Maths, Religious Education, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
As well as academic success, Holly, Natasha, Harry and Tina have also shown that the spirit of good citizenship is alive and well at Longfield.
They have all spent the summer working towards their National Citizen Service certificates, which involved carrying out invaluable work in the Defoe Court Care Home in Newton Aycliffe.
Their work included creating a mural, nurturing a vegetable patch, renovating gardens, running bingo sessions and quizzes, and preparing afternoon teas.