There was a positive air of optimism at Yate Academy at 9.30am on Thursday morning – students arrived to the music echoing throughout the new Academy building and Teachers excitedly looked at students anxious faces as they turned into joy.
Yate Academy achieved a record haul of GCSE and BTEC results with 55% of students achieving 5+ A*- C including English and Maths. This is a 6% increase on 2012 and is a very clear indication of the improvement in standards that are being made since becoming an Academy in 2009.
Other headlines include:
- 81% achieved 5+ A* – C grades
- 74% of all entries were graded A* – C
- The percentage of entries achieving A*/A grades doubled from 2012 (now at 14.5%)
A range of subjects produced strong results including English, the Sciences, Film Studies, History, Geography, Sociology, Religious Studies, Art Textiles, D&T Textiles and D&T Food, BTEC Sport, Health and Social Care and Engineering.
Mr Roger Gilbert, Academy Principal said; “All staff at Yate Academy are delighted with these record results. It is further evidence of the improving standards at the Academy and the commitment to doing the best for each individual child. I am particularly pleased with increased number of A*/A grades that were achieved. The collective efforts of all involved cannot be underestimated and I would personally like to thank and congratulate all of our excellent staff who have made such a difference working with all these young people.”
Particularly impressive performances are noted from Lauren Webb (4A*, 7A), Leah Morgan 2A*, 9A, Jack Mayes (2A*, 3A, 6B, 1C), and Joe Heron (2A*, 7A, 2B) who scream for joy when he opened his results outside in the August sun.
Mr Roger Gilbert continued, “The students were in a very buoyant mood this morning collecting their results, which are all thoroughly deserved. I wish them all well for the future”
Following on from a successful range of A-Level results last week, many students are expected to continue there studies at the Ridings’ Federation Sixth Form.
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