CHANGES TO KS3 AND 4 REPORTING FROM SEPTEMBER 2016
Reformed GCSEs will continue to be introduced gradually with wave 2 beginning in September 2016. They will be graded from 9 to 1 (P1 – P3 Pre-GCSE Scale), instead of A* to G. The new GCSE’s will be significantly more difficult as they have additional content and are primarily assessed by examination. A new grade 5 will be the new ‘pass’ level, which is equivalent to a high grade C currently. Students awarded GCSEs in 2017 and 2018 will therefore receive a mi
Congratulations to our Y11 students who collected their GCSE results on Thursday 25th August. There were many success stories and outstanding results achieved and students had staff on hand to help them decide on the next step in their development. Below are the Academy's 2016 headline figures. Please note these are subject to change in the event of remarks taking place.
Congratulations to our Y12 and Y13 students who collected their results on Thursday August 18th. They once again achieved outstanding results, which is a reflection of the hard work put in by both themselves and staff over the past year.
Year 13 students can collect their results at the academy from 7-30am on Thursday 18th August 2016.
Year 12 students can collect their results at the academy from from 9am on Thursday 18th August 2016.
Year 11 students can collect their results at the academy from 8-30 on Thursday 25th August 2016.
Please click here to download the letter which provides information about how students can buy their GCSE / GCE exam papers from summer 2016.
Please click here to download the letter which provides information to
We are excited to announce that the time is almost upon us to perform our School production of Schools Will Rock You, inspired by the stage show and music of Queen. Tickets are available for all performances from the Academy reception.
On Monday 23rd May, Elisha Ainsley – a performing artist that recently made it to the final auditions for the West End musical Wicked came in to speak to our students at our regular weekly Careers Club.
She discussed her education, journey into musical theatre, application & audition processes, behind the scenes and more!
This was great for students interested in the following:
• Musical Theatre
• Hair & Makeup (including media makeup)
This term our student council have been looking at the local election and finding out about the candidates and the different political parties they represent. This information was then shared with all students during form time to ensure everyone had a good understanding of what the local elections were about and what each of the different parties policies were.
This culminated with our very own Garforth Academy Polling Station where students were able to place their own votes for the party of their choice ba
On Monday 25th April 2016 Alessandro Creazza from Hull University presented at our careers club, he was both extremely friendly and approachable, with a very interesting background.
Alessandro discussed what life is like is like at University, balancing work/ social life, choosing the right course, student loans and grants etc.
The session was very informative and we had a good turnout from all year groups.
On Monday 21st March Adam Bradshaw came in to speak to our students about careers in the army along with two special guests from a company called Learning Curve Group which is an organisation that prepares young people for the armed forces.
Adam spoke about the different roles that are available within the army, such as:
Training for the army can be hard work at times, but like Adam said ‘the good times outweigh the bad’. He has travelled to 26 d
Students are encouraged to buy a tasty bun for 50p at 1st break on Thursday 17th March.
The Great Sports Relief Bake Off buns are on sale in the English Leisure area.
Year 9 Students from Garforth Academy made the news for real on 10 March 2016 as they took part in the BBC News School Report.
The students were fantastic all day and produced some great stories from the potential sugar tax to the proposed ban on tackling in school rugby. Click the link below to see more!
Last week forty one Year 8 students were treated to two days of religious inquiry and sightseeing of one of the world’s most iconic cities.
With the support of a Tour Guide from Galina International Study Tours, pupils were given access and tours London Central Mosque, St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and Neasden Mandir. The respect of the students for places of worship and the professionalism of the faithful leading the tours created an atmosphere of awe, intrigue and learning. It was truly an ‘ey
On Monday 11th January Rebecca Reid from Interserve gave a presentation to our students regarding Apprenticeships and the opportunities that will become available from the completion of one.
The presentation took place in the sixth form café area and almost 100 students attended to find out more about apprenticeships.
After receiving feedback from the students many found the presentation extremely useful, especially when thinking about the future and how their A-Levels can help them progress into a higher a
Former Garforth Academy Student James Denny has won a Silver Medal at the Commonwealth Games in the Men’s 10m Synchronised Diving. James who partnered Tom Daley, left Year 13 at Garforth Academy in 2013, after successfully completing his BTEC Sport studies. He now combines diving with the City of Leeds Diving Club with alongside studying Sports, Physical Activity and Health at Leeds Metropolitan University.
A huge Congratulations to James Denny on his fantastic achievement!
Read more about his achievement at