A LEVEL RESULTS: Corby Business Academy

Julia Marques-Pike of Corby Business Academy is delighted with her A Level results
Julia Marques-Pike of Corby Business Academy is delighted with her A Level results

Corby Business Academy has had its best ever A Level results with the number of A* and B grades up by nine per cent this year.

The overall pass rate (grades A* to E) was up by seven per cent, to 96 percent.

Standout subjects for the number of A and B grades achieved include history and English literature.

The school’s principal John Henrys said: “Overall there has been an increase on the grades last year across the board, with a significant increase in students getting the higher grades in A2 courses.

“Level 3 vocational subjects have also performed well, with a significant number of students achieving Merits and Distinctions.

“There have been some good individual performances from the students.

“The improvement in outcomes is testament to the hard work and dedication of both the students and staff over the last two years.

“Students and staff have worked closely to overcome any hurdles along the way and as a result of this hard work a significant number of students have secured their places at university.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish the students the best of luck with their future endeavours.”

Prestigious destinations include Sheffield University, Loughborough University, Nottingham University and Leicester University.

Julia Marques-Pike is currently considering an offer to study maths at Sheffield University.

The student, who achieved A grades in chemistry and core maths and B in media studies, as well as a distinction in public services, said: “It has been a lot of hard work, but if you don’t put it in then you won’t get the grades.

“I am really pleased and cannot wait to start university life. I am going to follow a career in a maths-related field, I am just not sure which path to choose.”

Charlotte Bean, is also off to Sheffield University to study English and history.

After achieving grade As in history and media and B in English Literature, she said: “I will be sad to leave the school as I have had a great time here and have had some fantastic teaching and support. I am looking forward to the future and hope to go on to teach.”

Fraser Gillan will be studying aeronautical engineering at Loughborough University. The student, who studied maths, physics and further maths, said: “The 45 minutes wait this morning felt like the longest of my life, but the email I received was the best yet.

“The Loughborough course was one of the top 10 in the country so I am really thrilled to be doing it. I have to thank the school for helping me to achieve my dreams.”

James Fyvie gained an A grade in history, B in English, D in maths and distinction in business studies. He is thrilled to have a place Leicester University to study history.

James said: “It feels good when you put the work in and get the reward. I think I will miss the school a lot.”