Malcolm Arnold Academy celebrates outstanding individual GCSE achievements

Year 11 students at Northampton’s Malcolm Arnold Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.


Chris Steed, Principal at Malcolm Arnold Academy, said: “We have seen some truly incredible individual achievements this year.


“An outstanding example is Victoria Godwin who achieved the highest grades across English and Maths as well as five A*s and two As in her other subjects, which in itself is a fantastic achievement. Victoria is also one of the academy’s top performing athletes who has won several titles over her years at Malcolm Arnold. This shows the dedication, commitment and focus Victoria has for her education as well as her sporting passion.”




Amongst the smiling faces was Safiyyah Afzal (pictured), who achieved the new Grade 9 in English Literature, Grade 8 in English Language and Grade 7 in Maths as well as five A*s and three As. She will now continue on to her Post 16 studies at Malcolm Arnold Academy studying A level Geography, Maths and Politics. She said: “I am so grateful for all of the support Malcolm Arnold Academy has offered me, leading to my amazing grades. I am looking forward to starting Sixth Form here in September.”


Victoria Godwin was also celebrating after receiving her results. Victoria, who achieved a Grade 9 in English Language, Grade 8 in English Literature and Grade 7 in Maths as well as five A*s and two As, will now be studying at Skegness Grammar School’s Sixth Form after being awarded a David Ross Education Trust scholarship. She commented: “I am so happy with my results. After all the hard work and effort I put in, to achieve these outcomes means so much to me. I can’t wait for the next stage in my life and the adventures that await me.”


Another happy student was Thomas Lack, who secured a Grade 9 in Maths and a Grade 8 in English Literature as well as nine A*s and an A grade. Thomas will now go on to study A level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. He said: “I am really happy with my results, I put a lot of effort into revising and had some great teachers. A levels should be a fun challenge as I get to study Maths and Sciences which I am so passionate about.”


Other top performers also included Zamia Khan and Ryan Reed, who both achieved a set of impressive GCSE results, with a suite of top grades across all of their subjects.




As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Malcolm Arnold Academy is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.


Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “An education at one of our schools offers our students the very best experiences inside and outside of the classroom. We are delighted for all of our students who are celebrating their well-deserved GCSE results, which will now open new doors for them academically or in the workplace.


“We set high standards to create rich learning environments where all young people can achieve and excel, and it is incredibly rewarding to see all their hard work pay off.”