GCSE Results 2019: Bourne Academy
Bourne Academy has yet again achieved a superb set of end of key stage 4 GCSE and BTEC results.
Overall results have improved again for the third consecutive year, both with the overall attainment 8 score and the initial progress scores for departments and the whole school showing a rapid increase compared with 2017 and 2018.
The school estimates that the vital ‘Progress 8’ measure that is closely scrutinised by Ofsted is set to at least double from +0.24 in 2018 and will show that Bourne Academy students continue to make progress well above the national average.
In addition, the BTEC subjects yet again saw an incredible 100 per cent pass rate, with 100 per cent pass rate and 47 per cent of grades at distinction and distinction*, equivalent to a GCSE Grade 7 and 9.
Executive head teacher Lucy Conley said: “I would personally like to congratulate all the students and staff at Bourne Academy for their hard work over the last five years, culminating in today’s nervously-awaited results.
"As a school, we have seen some amazing individual grades as well as some exceptional performances from subject areas.
"As we all know, the new GCSE & BTEC exam specifications have brought much more challenge and rigour to every area of the curriculum that our students are educated in, with now a total emphasis on final exams in the majority of subjects including in the BTEC courses.
"The pressure on both students and parents throughout the country has been immense, but Bourne Academy has most certainly risen to the challenge yet again. We look forward to welcoming many of the students back to the sixth form in September where we are sure they will continue their academic success.”
Bourne Academy has seen improved progress across every subject category this year, including core subjects, Ebacc and all other subjects.
There were a number of individual successes, with some top performing students Sam Roddis, Elara Kirtland, Joseph Martin and Aaron Kennedy achieving Grade 7-9 and above in every subject studied.
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