A Level success across the Trust
It has been another successful year of A Level results for schools across the Brooke Weston Trust with many students achieving top grades and university places, including a place at Cambridge for KSA student Joe Smallman and many others attending prestigious and Russell Group universities.
At Brooke Weston Academy 62% of all entries were graded at A*/A/B an increase of 6% from last year and over 80% of students this year are going onto university with everyone else opting for professional or vocational apprenticeships. The top performing students James Walker and Ross Ward each achieved three A* and one A grade each. A further three students achieved a profile of two A*/A grades, a tremendous achievement. Many students have secured places at highly prestigious universities including Southampton, Birmingham, Bath and Leeds.
Associate Principal Pete Kirkbride said ‘We are absolutely delighted with the results this year and I am so proud of the Year 13 students. The hard work and dedication of students and the tireless support of their teachers has resulted in another fantastic set of results for Brooke Weston Academy.’
At Corby Business Academy there was a 100% pass rate at grades A* to E with 30.3% of students achieving 3+ A*-C grades. In Art and further mathematics 100% of students achieved A*- B grades with 100% A-C grades in biology, English, geography, music and psychology.
Associate Principal Janina Taylor said ‘We are proud of all our students; they have worked exceptionally hard and their efforts have been reflected both in their personal achievements and in the increase in results for the academy as a whole.’
At Kettering Science Academy A Level students achieved a 98% pass rate with 25% of students attaching three or more A* to C grades. Top student Joe Smallman achieved an A* and 3A grades and is going to Cambridge to study Human, Social and Political Science. AS level students were also celebrating as they achieved an overall pass rate of 91% with 17% achieving 3+ A*-B grade, an increase of 12% on last year’s figures. Interim Principal Tony Segalini said ‘I am very pleased for the students. There have been some great individual performances, with many securing a place at the university of their choice. Our AS level results also show how the school is continuing to go from strength to strength and we are looking forward to an even better results day next year.
Thomas Clarkson Academy is celebrating as its students have achieved places at the prestigious Russell Group universities for the first time in the school’s history. As well as many individual successes, the school has had a good range of scores in both academic and vocational subjects with particularly strong results in the sciences and maths. Results have improved with the number of students achieving an AAB profile increasing from 0% last year to 14% this year and overall 81% of students are progressing to university Individual successes include Joseph Moore who is studying Chemical Engineering at Leeds University, Nathan Thomas and Abbie Murray, who are studying chemistry and criminology respectively at Southampton University and Rosa Djola who has secured a place at Manchester University to study French and Spanish. Other students have gained places on a wide range of courses from zoology to architecture.
Principal Anne Hill said: ‘We are absolutely delighted as, for the first time in the school’s history 20% of our student cohort have secured places in prestigious Russell Group universities. The results have improved on last year, the average grade has gone up. Our vocational results are outstanding, the students have absolutely surpassed themselves but the headline for us is that our academic A Level results are significantly better with vastly improved university destinations and students accessing a wide range of university courses. The hard work and commitment of our students, and the whole school community, has definitely paid off, however we are now looking forward to building on this success and achieving even more next year.’