2019 GCSE Results

Essa Academy Celebrate Best Ever Results!

At Essa Academy we are celebrating our best ever results, with a record-breaking number of students achieving top grades in their 2019 GCSE examinations.

Despite the more challenging examinations and increased grade boundaries in many subjects, the academy has seen a 6% increase in the number of students achieving grades 4-9 in both English and Maths, and a 4% increase in grades 5-9.


A total of 223 grades were in the top-grade bracket of 7-9, including 23 grade 9s, the highest level possible, and 69 grade 8s.

These record-breaking results are made even more significant as our class of 2019 entered the academy in Year 7 with an average Key Stage 2 attainment grade significantly below the national average, meaning that students have made outstanding progress in their years of education at Essa Academy.

Amid the many fantastic results some individual successes stand out, such as Hamza Awais who achieved a fantastic four grade 9s and two grade 8s; Aaminah Riaz achieved two grade 9s and five grade 8s; Sana Isa achieved three grade 9s and two grade 8s; and Jasmin Cassano three grade 9s and two grade 8s.

Martin Knowles, Principal of Essa Academy said:


“The results are further testimony to the incredible work students, staff and parents/carers have put in over the past five years.


These fantastic results create even more opportunities for our students to access further education and secure themselves employment which will contribute to the wealth and prosperity in Bolton.”