Students at the Kingswood Secondary Academy are celebrating after receiving their results for their A-level or equivalent courses of study.
Performance in academic qualifications has improved with 63 per cent of students achieving a grade C or above in their A-levels.
About 60 per cent of pupils have achieved two or more A-levels and 35 per cent of students achieved three or more A-levels which represents a 12 per cent point increase on last year’s result.
Performance in vocational qualifications was high with 84 per cent achieving grade C or above in vocational equivalents of A-levels.
This year, 76 per cent have achieved two or more vocational equivalents of A-levels which is a 12 per cent increase on last year’s result and above the national Post-16 results for 2014.
And 38 per cent of students have achieved three or more vocational equivalents of A-levels.
While all the students have done remarkably well, a number have particular cause to celebrate.
These include Agate Jaremba, who joined the academy in Year 12 from overseas with limited English, and has attained a distinction* in Business, a distinction* in travel and tourism and a grade B in health and social care.
Dean Lafferty, who has been great ambassador for the academy since joining in Year 7, has attained an A in Business and Bs in art and design, English language and geography.
Cara Logue attained a distinction* in business, a distinction* in computing and a grade C in health and social care.
Abigail Munro attained Bs in geography, politics and history.
Acting principal Tony Meneaugh said: “The Kingswood Secondary Academy has continued to build on its strengths.
“Our pupils deserve to be very proud of the grades they have achieved; it will provide them with a great springboard for their future endeavours.”
The Kingswood Secondary Academy is one of the 27 Academies sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust.
Chief executive of the GDFT, Sir Barry Day, OBE, said: “Once again we are proud of the success of the pupils at the Kingswood Secondary Academy and wish them all the best as they continue their education or enter employment.”