GCSE RESULTS: Kettering Science Academy

l-r Lorna Milne and Beth Jordan

l-r Lorna Milne and Beth Jordan

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Kettering Science Academy has celebrated the best ever GCSE results in the history of the academy and its predecessor schools.

As a result, the academy expects its Sixth Form numbers to increase to an all-time high.

l-r Josh Clubley and Kieran Tapp

l-r Josh Clubley and Kieran Tapp

The number of students achieving five A* to C grades including maths and English improved significantly to 49 per cent, outstripping the government’s floor target of 40 per cent.

The number of students achieving five or more passes (A*-G) remained high at 88 per cent.

Principal Paul Davies said: “I am thrilled that so many students have enjoyed and achieved success. We look forward to welcoming back the large number of students who are returning to join our Sixth Form.

“We are pleased that so many students are now well equipped for the next stage of their lives. The results are also testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff who have worked tirelessly in supporting our students.

“We are confident that these results provide a solid platform for the future achievement of our academy and support our ambition to be one of the country’s top schools.”

Some of the top achievers picking up their results today include Lorna Milne who was awarded three A*s, four As and five Bs. Abhilasha Kapur, who gained eight As, two Bs and two Cs, said: “The result I’m most happy with is the A in English because I didn’t think I’d get it. I put in extra hours of revision and my teachers helped me a lot - I’m really happy with my results. I’m coming back to the Sixth Form to study biology, chemistry, psychology and media.”

Another success story was Jacob Mawby who, since the start of Year 7, has made four levels of progress in English and five levels of progress in maths. From the level he started at, this is virtually unheard of.