Staff and students at Corby Business Academy are celebrating another fantastic set of GCSE results.
Today’s results have revealed at least 90 per cent of students have obtained A* to C grades or the equivalent in a variety of subjects, including physics, chemistry, biology, music, dance and health and social care.
In total 58 per cent of all students achieved five A* to C grades, including English and mathematics.
Associate principal Janet Duggan said: “We are very pleased with these results which show that the ethos of ambition and aspiration is fully embedded into the life of our academy.
“In some subjects, such as Dance BTEC, 100 per cent of our students achieved the equivalent of A* to C grades which is fantastic.
“In all three of the sciences more than 90 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades with 96 per cent of physics students achieving the top grades.
“We are delighted that our students have taken full advantage of the high quality teaching we have here as well as our after school sessions.
“This year we also introduced GCSE Pod online revision resources which allow students to revise on the move.
“We would like to thank our staff and parents for all their support and obviously the students themselves who have worked so hard.
“We look forward to many of our students coming back to join us in the Sixth Form.”
Evie Berry received eight A*s in chemistry, biology, physics, business, French, English language, mathematics and history, one A in media and one B in resistant materials.
She said: “I’m so pleased with my results.
“I didn’t expect to have done as well as this.
“I’m delighted that all the hard work has paid off.”
Zoe Hall received seven A*s in English language, biology, chemistry, physics, ICT, mathematics and French and three As in music, catering and business.
She said: “I have worked so hard on my GCSEs and I am very happy with these results.”
Ben Hogg achieved three A*s, three As, three Bs and two Cs and hopes to study English, mathematics and physics at A Level.
He said: “I’m very pleased with these results, particularly my A* in history.”
Gareth De Beer received four A*s, five As and a B.
He said: “I’m delighted with my A* in physics because I scored 100 per cent, 99 per cent and 98 per cent in my three physics tests.
“I’m also very pleased with my A* in English language.”
Today’s results also show that students have made significant progress in mathematics and English from the results they arrived at secondary school with in Year 7 to the GCSE results they have received today in Year 11.
For example, 80 per cent of English students made three levels of progress and more than 40 per cent made four levels of progress.