Bourne Academy with record sixth form intake after GCSE success

Twins Chelsey and Shannan Hibbins are joining Bourne Academy's sixth-form after getting better than expected GCSE results.  Photo by Joan Baker.

Twins Chelsey and Shannan Hibbins are joining Bourne Academy's sixth-form after getting better than expected GCSE results. Photo by Joan Baker.

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Sixth-form classes will be bursting at the seams at Bourne Academy next term after the second-best GCSE results in its history.

At least 65 per cent of Year 11 students will start post-16 studies with five or more GCSE grades at A*-C, including English and maths, despite having more end-of-year exams to contend with.

Bourne Academy high-flying GCSE students Terence Burns, Sam Harding and Jessica Shea.  Photo by Joan Baker (Bourne Academy).
Bourne Academy high-flying GCSE students Terence Burns, Sam Harding and Jessica Shea. Photo by Joan Baker (Bourne Academy).

Three students, Terence Burns of Swayfield, near Corby Glen, Sam Harding of Bourne and Hannah Prince of Spalding, achieved six A grades.

Meanwhile, Jessica Shea of Thurlby gained seven A grades and Shannan Hibbins of Bourne collected four A*s.

Headteacher Laurence Reilly said: “I am delighted that at least 65 per cent of our Year 11 students have achieved five or more GCSE grades at grade C or above, including English and maths.

“This was more difficult this year due to the increased number of examinations they had to sit at the end of their courses.

Hannah Prince of Spalding achieved six GCSE A grades with the hel of staff at Bourne Academy.  Photo by Joan Baker.
Hannah Prince of Spalding achieved six GCSE A grades with the hel of staff at Bourne Academy. Photo by Joan Baker.

“As a consequence of this success, a record number of applicants for entry into our sixth form have achieved the entrance criteria of six GCSEs at grade C or above.

“We will have more than 200 young people studying A-levels and BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) Level 3 courses from September.”

 

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