GCSE Results 2023


Thursday 24th August 2023

Students and staff from Sir Herbert Leon Academy are celebrating today after receiving top GCSE grades

The Year 11 students who sat the exams in May and June are getting their results today, helping set their course for the future. The exams represent the culmination of their secondary school education and the grades students secure determine what they will go on and do next – further study, an apprenticeship or entry level role in the workplace.

This is the second year that exams have taken place as normal, but schools across the country are still dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

To support the Year 11 students, staff at Sir Herbert Leon Academy, which is part of AET – a national network of schools - laid on additional 1 to 1 tuition, booster classes in the holidays, before and after school sessions as well as buying additional revision resources for all students.

All these efforts paid off, with students securing some brilliant results, including:

Principal, Emma Jordan of Sir Herbert Leon Academy said:

“I am incredibly proud of the hard work these students have put in across the last 5 years, particularly given the last 3 years of disrupted education with covid and strike actions. We have seen an increase on our 2019 results, which was the last ‘normal’ set of results where full exams were sat by students. The staff at the school have worked tirelessly to support the students individually and I know we look forward to seeing how they all progress as they go to college, sixth forms or onto apprenticeships. The school continues on its journey and I look forward to improving results, year on year for Sir Herbert Leon Academy.”

Michael Feely, Regional Education Director for London and South at AET said:

“My congratulations to everyone at Sir Herbert Leon for everything they have achieved this year.  Our Year 11s have worked hard and shown grit and determination and have been supported so brilliantly by the entire Sir Herbert Leon team. Particular congratulations to Vilius, Naseebah and Divine for their results – I have every confidence they have very bright futures ahead of them.”

Schools Minister, Nick Gibb said:

Pupils receiving their results in Sir Herbert Leon, and across the country, should feel very proud today. I want to congratulate them all and express my gratitude to all of the teachers and leaders who have helped them on the way.

“GCSEs are a milestone in any young person’s life, and pupils collecting results today have the opportunity to progress onto one of many high-quality options including A levels, T Levels and hundreds of apprenticeship routes. I wish them all the best whatever they decide to do.”