Bourne Academy Year 11 students equalled the school’s best-ever results, with 68 per cent gaining five C grades or better including English and Mathematics.
The school had a record number of A* grades, 37 in total. Outstanding individual results were achieved by many students, including Ben Jagger with six A*s and four As, Georgie James with five A*s and four As, Annabel Snape with four A*s and eight As and Laura Campbell with three A*s and 7As.
Headteacher Laurence Reilly said: Our students had to sit many more final examinations in the summer compared to previous years, which was physically and mentally demanding for them, so I am absolutely delighted that our overall result is up 14 per cent from 2014, which was much more than we predicted.”
Rachel Double, Bourne Academy’s Head of Sixth Form, said: “A record number of Year 11 students have qualified for entry into our sixth form. Due to the recent completion of our new sixth form study centre, officially opened by Warwick Davis in the summer term, we have the capacity to deal with the increased numbers.”
Ben Jagger said: “I’m very happy that with the help of my teachers I received the results I did. I’m really looking forward now to coming to Sixth Form to study A Level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry.”
Georgie James added: “The results are beyond my expectations. I worked really hard and it has paid off. I’ll be returning to Bourne Academy to study A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths.”
Annabelle Snape said: “I feel really happy. I worked incredibly hard and will be back to study A Level Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. My ambition is to either teach Chemistry or train to become a doctor.”
Laura Campbell added: “I’m incredibly surprised to have done so well. I did work hard and am so happy with my results. I’ll be returning to Bourne Academy in September to study A Level Biology, Chemistry and Art”.