A-levels: Kingswood Secondary Academy

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Kingswood Secondary Academy pupils have achieved a 99 per cent pass rate as their A-level results showed another rise this year.

Performance in vocational qualifications at the Corby school is equally impressive, with students maintaining the perfect 100 per cent overall pass rate for vocational equivalents of A-levels.

Kingswood Academy :Corby: new Academy New ext 'Thursday September 12th  2013

Kingswood Academy :Corby: new Academy New ext 'Thursday September 12th 2013

Several students have particular cause to celebrate.

Among them are Coral Pashler and Nathan Parmar, who each achieved a triple distinction* in their performing arts extended diploma – equivalent to three top A-level grades – with Christina Hughes achieving two distinction* and a distinction in the diploma.

Erin Crainie achieved distinction* in all three of her subjects: art & design, business and information technology.

Also celebrating is Reni Olagoke, who achieved an A grade in English language, an A grade in English literature and a B grade in history.

Kingswood Secondary Academy students Matthew Bayliss, Nathan Parmar, Christina Hughes, Naomi Dickson and Chelsea Lumsden

Kingswood Secondary Academy students Matthew Bayliss, Nathan Parmar, Christina Hughes, Naomi Dickson and Chelsea Lumsden

Megan Plowman achieved an A grade in mathematics, a B grade in biology and a C grade in French.

David Jakubas achieved an A grade in mathematics, a B grade in physics and a C grade in chemistry.

Dave Robertson, the acting head of sixth form at the academy, said: “The vast majority are making their way to their first or second-choice options.

“We have been very pleased with the amount of support from staff and parents this year. Judging by the faces here I think we are in a good place.”

Principal Scott Hudson added: “We are delighted with this year’s post-16 results. Our students, supported by their parents and staff at the academy, have worked extremely hard and we would like to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them every success for the future.

“The results are a true reflection of the abilities and hard work of our students and show how effective the teaching and learning is at Kingswood Secondary Academy. We were particularly pleased that the A-level pass rate went up and that we have further improved all aspects of post-16 performance.”