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Congratulations to our GCSE and A-level students!

All staff at the academy would like to congratulate our GCSE and A-level students on their fantastic achievements this year.

At GCSE we have seen attainment improve in all areas. The proportion of students achieving passes at grades four and five plus in English and Maths is up by eight per cent with 69% achieving the desired grade in English and 57% in Maths.

We are delighted that there has been a dramatic rise in the number of students who achieved the highest grades of seven to nine. There were strong performances from departments across the curriculum, with grade nines being awarded in English, Biology, French and RE.

This was an especially impressive year for sciences at SRWA with a 100 per cent pass rate in Physics, Biology and Chemistry. There was also a significant improvement of 28 per cent to 78 per cent pass rate in French, with 70 per cent of grades at level five or above. Other strong results include 90% in RE; 86% in Production Arts; 83% in Performing Arts; 81% in Sport BTEC; 79% in PE and 71% in Music.

Among the many individual successes were Isabel Carter, Megan Porter and Danielle Pacifico, who all achieved a grade seven to nine or equivalent in every subject. Congratulations to you all.

Principal Kieran Scanlon said: “We had our first two students go to Oxbridge this year. I’m hoping these girls will follow in their footsteps.” Mr Scanlon said attainment was up and he was ‘delighted’ to see the improvements in maths and English.

A strong performance in A-levels has led to a record number of students heading to university this year, two of whom have secured places at Oxford. Shaun Miskelly said it was a ‘massive surprise’ to achieve an A in English Literature, an A in History and an A in Religious Studies, securing a place at Oxford to read History of Art. Sarah James-Short achieved an A in English Literature, a B in History and an A in religious studies, securing a place at Oxford to read History.

The range of courses to which students have been accepted this year includes aeronautical engineering, languages, history, sciences and performing arts.

English Literature results were ‘once again excellent’, with an astonishing 45 per cent achieving an A* or A.

In Maths and History, 50 per cent of students achieved top grades of A*-B.

Students on vocational courses continued the trend of excellent results, with over 34 students awarded grades of Distinction and Distinction*.

The successes of previous years were topped in Health and Social Care with 100 per cent of all students gaining the equivalent of an A*grade.

A key strength for the Academy is in the Performing Arts specialism. This subject area delivered ‘excellent results’ with 100 per cent of music performance and theatre technology students achieving the top grade of Distinction*, the equivalent of an A*. Will Moore achieved distinction star in performing arts and an A-Level in economics and will be going to Chichester to do music and marketing.

This year, Leah Ingall was over the moon to be the first student to be accepted onto a prestigious Conservatoire acting course.

Suzanne Pike, Vice Principal, said: “These results reflect the hard work, dedication and commitment of all of our students and staff. “The number of top grades achieved is very impressive. “We are immensely proud of all our students and the excellent university destinations that have opened up to them.”

Congratulations again to you all!