Top class A-level results for academy

Students at The Blyth Academy have shown a strong year-on-year improvement across the board with their A-level results.

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 5:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:37 pm
From left, Mr Burdon, head of sixth form, Mrs Lant, deputy head of sixth form, Year 13 students Demi Turnbull, Jasmine Pearson and Courtney Turner and principal Sarah Ramsden.

The figure for achieving at least three academic qualifications at A* to E has risen by 17 per cent, with a significant rise in those who gained at least two A* to E grades.

All of the students in the Year 13 cohort got at least one A* to E.

Results in BTEC applied science, physical education and health and social care were particularly strong, with students achieving an average grade of either an A or a B.

Those taking English language, English literature and maths A2 qualifications received an average grade of a C.

Additionally, 81 per cent of students who hope to go on to higher education have met or exceeded their conditional offers, which is an improvement on last year.

Eight students are successfully going on to some other form of education or employment.

There have been some outstanding individual performances, including Jasmine Pearson achieving an A* in biology A2, an A in maths AS and B grades in physics, chemistry and maths A2.

Courtney Turner secured double distinction* grades in health and social care, a distinction* in applied science and double distinctions in physical education.

Paige Reavley received distinctions and merits across four BTEC qualifications, including double distinction* grades in health and social care, along with Demi Turnbull.

Sarah Ramsden – principal at The Blyth Academy, which is one of 10 secondary academies sponsored by Northern Education Trust – said: “Staff and students have worked exceptionally hard this year and their efforts have paid off.

“As well as improvements in Year 13 results, we have also seen a marked increase in Year 12 results in comparison to last year.

“I’m exceptionally proud of the progress this year, which wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support from parents, governors and Northern Education Trust.”

The number of students achieving at least two substantial qualifications in vocational subjects was significantly above the national average.

Similarly, average points scores for vocational qualifications remain significantly above the national average.

Ian Kershaw, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, said: “The Blyth Academy is making good progress and these results demonstrate that with strong leadership, high quality teaching and the right commitment from our students, anything is possible.

“The Blyth Academy students and all academy staff are to be congratulated.”