Kingswood Academy’s A-level results are up on last year.
The Corby school recorded a 10 per cent increase in the number of students achieving three or more A-levels or equivalent at grades A* to C and a 16 per cent increase in those achieving two or more A-levels or equivalent at grades A* to C. On average students at the Gainsborough Road academy now achieve a grade C per A-level or equivalent entry as compared to a grade D last year.
While all the students have done remarkably well, a number have particular cause to celebrate.
Sara Abreu, a student who has only been in the country for three years, has gained qualifications enabling her to attend university even though she won’t be eligible for funding for a further two years. Sara is planning to work next year to save enough money to fund the first year herself in September 2018 and then hopefully qualify for government funding for the subsequent years of the course.
Other students that have done well are:
David Witkowski who has achieved an A in PE, a B in biology and a C in media studies and is going on to study physiotherapy at Coventry University.
Sian Bugby, who has achieved a B in health & social care, a distinction* in business plus a distinction* in IT and is going to study adult nursing at the University of Northampton.
Principal Andy Burton said: “This is a nervous but exciting time of year. I know how hard our sixth formers and staff have worked together to achieve this set of results along with the continuous support from home. None the less, there is always that sense of trepidation when the academy finally learns whether the results are what we hoped and reflective of the dedication shown by the students.
“As such I am delighted to be able to say that our results this year show an improvement on those achieved last year.
“At the Kingswood Secondary Academy we offer a broad curriculum and both A-level and Applied General results are improved with students achieving higher grades per entry than last year. As such students are going off to University or entering their career well equipped to succeed.
“Well done the class of 2016!”
The Kingswood Secondary Academy is one of the 30 Academies sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT). Chief Executive of the GDFT, Wayne Norrie, 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.”