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GCSE Press Release - Thursday 12 August 2021

Another Group of Young People to be Exceptionally Proud of!


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   As was the case for our College students who received their results earlier in the week, our       300 plus Year 11 students having been through such a disruptive and hugely challenging             period of time since March 2020, very much earned, as well as thoroughly deserved, the

grades they received earlier this morning.

A significant number of them secured excellent results, however, some secured outcomes that will undoubtedly compare with the very best nationally. With this in mind, the following students are the class of 2016-2021 highest achievers:

  • Edward Vale – Eight grade 9s and three grade 8s

  • Emily Rose – Five grade 9s, five grade 8s and one grade 7

  • Georgia Tear – Five grade 9s, five grade 8s and one grade 7

  • Esme Bowton – Five grade 9s, four grade 8s and two grade 7s

  • Max Bailey – Three grade 9s, six grade 8s, one grade 7 and one grade 6

  • Morgan Brunt – Three grade 9s, six grade 8s, one grade 7 and one grade 6

  • Sophia Chapple – Five grade 9s, two grade 8s, three grade 7s and one grade 6

  • Ethan Stead – Four grade 9s, three grade 8s, two grade 7s and two grade 6s

  • Toby Hawkes – Three grade 9s, four grade 8s, three grade 7s and one grade 4

  • Bobby Priest – Two grade 9s, one grade 8, seven grade 7s and one grade 6


Carl Wakefield, Executive Principal, said, “First of all, it was absolutely brilliant to see so many of our Year 11 students and their families this morning and the atmosphere was arguably the best I have ever encountered after nearly three decades of having the privilege of attending mornings of such magnitude. As a direct result, the feeling of absolute pride that started on Tuesday morning when we distributed our College students’ results has only continued into today and in relation to this massive cohort of 300 plus students. This is for a multitude of reasons including their superb set of outcomes they worked exceptionally hard to achieve of course – outcomes that culminated in well over 3000 individual grades being handed out today. However, what has been equally as satisfying and that generated as much pride as any other aspect relating to today is how this cohort of students conducted themselves throughout the most challenging, demanding and turbulent period of time the vast majority of us have ever encountered.”

“Throughout that 15-month period, no matter what they had to face up to, overcome or what was asked of them, successfully and diligently work through it they did. Equally as pleasing was that they did it together, in conjunction with our fantastic team of staff who worked tirelessly in support of them, and without any form of fuss or expected fanfare – something else that I feel very much sums up this particular cohort of young adults.”

“Therefore, not only did they secure the outstanding grades they were always destined to achieve no matter what process they had to work through, to me, they never failed to model only the highest of standards to their younger peers in everything from behaviour to uniform expectations, and resilience to aspiration.”

“It was also an honour to be a parent of a student in this particular cohort and my wife and I wholeheartedly thank our son’s teaching and support staff for everything they did for him since he joined the academy at the end of Year 7.”

“I also had the pleasure of teaching various groups from within this cohort across three subject areas during their time at the academy. I have many fond memories of these lessons and primarily because of the students’ attitudes, approach, input and enthusiasm shown in every single lesson we spent together.”

 “Whilst record numbers will now be staying on with us and progressing into our College, I will conclude by wishing those students and their respective families – families who have themselves been excellent in terms of their supportive approach over the past five years and which was only further evidenced this morning - who will be moving on all the very best for what I hope will be an enjoyable, happy and ultimately, successful future.”

“I will miss you greatly but please remember that you will always be part of a very special family – The Plume Family!”


Plume, Maldon's Community Academy

Fambridge Road, Maldon

Essex, CM9 6AB

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