Students across our academies are celebrating today after receiving their much-anticipated GCSE results today, opening doors to their chosen A level courses at sixth form, college, or apprenticeships as they get ready to take the next steps in their education journeys.
Staff, students, and families have come together to celebrate and mark the achievements of all students, who have worked incredibly hard to secure their final grades.
Shireland Collegiate Academy
Overall, 63% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths, with Grade 4 set by the government as a pass, with 16% of students having achieved the top Grade 9-7.
100% of year 11 students have all studied at least 9 GCSE or BTEC subjects from a broad range of subject areas.
Mr Irish, Principal at Shireland Collegiate Academy, said: “Our heartfelt congratulations to our year 11 students on achieving their GCSEs! Your results stand as testament to all your hard work, and we are extremely proud of you all. You have shown remarkable growth since starting your journeys with us at Shireland and have no doubt that the future holds endless, exciting opportunities for you.
“A sincere thankyou to our dedicated staff at the Academy, whose unwavering support and guidance have been instrumental to our students’ success. Your commitment is truly valued at the Academy and by the Trust.”
Last week, students at the Academy also celebrated a successful year with 93% of A level students having achieved three or more A level passes at grades A*-E. 62% of these accomplished three or more passes at grades A-C. 99% of BTEC students achieved qualification equivalent to three or more A level passes at grades A*-E, with T levels achieving an average grade of Distinction*.
Shireland Biomedical UTC
42.2% of students overall achieved a Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths, with Grade 4 set by the government as a pass, with 4.4% of students having achieved the top Grade 9-7.
35 year 11 students have all studied at least 8 GCSE or BTEC subjects from a broad range of 11 subject areas.
Kayleigh Steed, Head of Sixth Form at Shireland Biomedical UTC, said: “We are so proud and delighted to be celebrating our students’ GCSE results with them today as all their hard work comes to fruition. Congratulations from all of us at the Academy!
“As you look ahead to new horizons, remember your achievements are testament to your commitment to learning, equipping you with the knowledge and skills for the limitless opportunities and bright futures that await you.
“We would also like to thank all our staff at the Academy for all their hard work in guiding and supporting our students throughout their journey with us at Shireland Biomedical UTC.”
Performances were particularly strong in Health and Social Care, Maths and Physics.
Last week, students at the Academy also celebrated a successful year with 83% of A level students having achieved three or more A level passes at grades A*-E, including 96% of BTEC students achieving qualifications equivalent to three or more A level passes at grades A*-E. This means that students at Shireland Biomedical UTC secured an overall average grade of Distinction.
Thorns Collegiate Academy
Over at Thorns, 92% of students achieved 5 or more GCSE, or equivalent, passes. The percentage of students achieving a Grade 5 or above in both English and Maths has increased again this year, with Grade 5 set by the government as a strong pass.
In English, just under a quarter of our students achieved grades 7 to 9, which was the highest in the academy’s history.
Manny Kelay, Principal at Thorns Collegiate Academy, said: “On behalf of everyone at Thorns Collegiate Academy, congratulations to our year 11 students on their GCSE results! Your achievements reflect all your hard work, resilience and dedication and you should all be proud of yourselves and how far you have come as individuals. Remember that your potential knows no limits and we wish you all the very best for the future.
“I would also like to say a huge thank you to our staff at the Academy for all their hard work and support in not just preparing students for their exams, but also ensuring that they are best equipped for life beyond school.”
Sir Mark Grundy, CEO at Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, said: “Congratulations to all our GCSE students at Shireland Collegiate Academy, Shireland Biomedical UTC and Thorns Collegiate Academy. Despite the challenges following the pandemic, you continued to demonstrate versatility and commitment throughout your studies, exemplifying the spirit that defines our community across the Trust.
“As you step into your new, exciting chapters at sixth form, colleges and apprenticeships, I am confident that you will continue to make us proud and go on to achieve successful and happy futures for yourselves.”