Kettering Science Academy says the number of A* to B grades achieved by its students has almost doubled in the last year.
This summer, 39 per cent of grades achieved by students were A* to B, with A* marks awarded in subjects including
maths, further maths, chemistry, English and psychology.
Efforts to increase the number of students achieving top grades has seen students in years 12 and 13 being offered additional support and intervention over the course of the year. The Academy says it has also worked closely with outside organisations to enhance students’ skills – for example, KSA has worked with the University ofWarwick for the first time.
KSA’s Principal, Paul Davies, said: “We are really pleased with the A Level results, particularly the improvements in the highest grades. These results reflect the dedication, hard work, aspiration and commitment of the students, staff and the continued support of our families. It is so pleasing to see our students successfully embarking on the next stage of their lives and going on to university, apprenticeships, employment and the armed forces. They have earned their success today.”
Notable success stories include Christian Dobson who was awarded three A*s and two As in maths, further maths, English, physics and economics. Jatinder Singh, 18, from Kettering, is also celebrating after picking up an A* in chemistry and As in biology, maths and physics. He has an offer to study biomedical science at UCL - a subject that a number of other students have also opted for - but he is waiting to hear if he can secure a place on a medicine course.
Chloe Murphy was another top performer, achieving an A* in psychology, an A in media and a B in English.
Every single student has plans in place for next year, be it further education, employment or apprenticeships.
Sunatthida Phatrio is going to university to study architecture, Todd Panton will be studying aerospace engineering, Aaron Bath has opted for chemical engineering and Head Boy Tom McCartin will be studying law.