GCSE RESULTS: Kettering Buccleuch Academy

Buccleuch Academy students collecting their GCSE results
Buccleuch Academy students collecting their GCSE results

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is celebrating their best GCSE results ever, with 52 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths – an increase of more than 10 percentage points since last year.

The number of students achieving a good pass in all the core subjects has risen significantly.

Pupils open their results at Kettering Buccleuch: Farooq Muhammed, Ellie Allday, Marcus Singh, Maqsood Sharoon, Barney Cho and Jaison Thomas

Pupils open their results at Kettering Buccleuch: Farooq Muhammed, Ellie Allday, Marcus Singh, Maqsood Sharoon, Barney Cho and Jaison Thomas

Maths has seen an improvement at A* to C to 66 per cent and the number of students achieving these grades in science has increased by nearly a quarter.

The academy’s English results continue to be strong, building upon the improvements made last year.

A number of notable individual successes stood out, including:

- Ellie Allday with five A*s and five As

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Buccleuch Academy

- Marcus Singh with six A*s and three As

- Jaison Thomas with six A*s and two Bs

- Barney Cho with four A*s, one A and four Bs

- Maqsood Sharoon with three A*s, two As, two Bs and two Cs

- Farooq Muhammed with one 1A*, four As, three Bs and one C

James Bowkett, principal of Kettering Buccleuch Academy, said: “I am so proud of our students and teachers whose effort and commitment has today been rewarded.

“We look forward to welcoming these students and many others into our sixth form to continue their education at Kettering Buccleuch Academy.

“We are on a rapid journey of improvement and these results verify that.

“We are relentless in raising the ambitions and aspirations of every one of our students and, as with our A-level results last week, we are now very optimistic and excited about the academic year ahead.”

These results build on last week’s A-level successes, which saw a significant increase in the number of top grades.

A quarter (24 per cent) of all A-level entries were graded A* or A, with 41 per cent achieving A* to B grades – a rise of 17 percentage points since last summer.