Re: Parent Consultation Evening on 28th November 2019

We apologise for the great inconvenience caused to you at our Parent Consultation Evening on 28th November 2019. All electrical power was lost at the Academy and across 1346 other properties in Desford from just before 5 pm for an hour. The electricity supply was finally restored at 5.53pm.

I have been informed by Western Power Distribution that it was caused by a fault on an 11KV underground cable which blew just outside Hillrise sub-station nearby. Re-routing of cables has now taken place and I have been assured that there will be no further power loss.

We will explain how parents who missed some or all appointments can get an update on their child’s progress very soon when we contact you via email and text.

Mr. Brown
Head of School

Remember Together

In assemblies leading up to Remembrance Sunday our theme has been ‘Remember Together’. Students have been recognising the service, sacrifice, and collaboration of the men and women of Britain, the Commonwealth and Allied nations who fought together 75 years ago in WWII in the lead up to D-day. As part of the assembly Mr. Brown shared the WWII experiences of his own Grandfather who served with the RAF and became a POW. During the ‘Last Post’ students paid their respect and united to ensure no-one is forgotten and to honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure & protect our freedom.

Year 11 Trial Results Evening

Year 11 Students and parents are invited to our Trial Exam Results Evening on Wednesday 11th December. This will allow students and parents to experience what it will be like in the summer (when they receive their real GCSE results). Results will be given to students followed by presentation in the main Hall. Letters have been sent home with students regarding the information for the evening. Any questions please contact Mrs Duncan (Head of Year 11).

Trial exam results evening this Wednesday at Bosworth Academy

Tutor groups CBK, CMN, CNO, GGR arrive at 5pm

Tutor groups KBE, RDI, PGO/SOE, SPK, SRI arrive at 5.45pm’

Collect your results from The Compass and go through to the hall for a short presentation by the Head of School.

Additional Student Funding

Bosworth Academy prides itself as being an inclusive school, providing the very best educational experiences and opportunities for young people. To support this the DfE has a number of funding options for a variety of different reasons. Below is a summary of the extra funding that is available for students to support academic progress and enhance enrichment opportunities. If you feel, your child/children fall into any of these categories, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school, either via telephone or email – bwhite@bosworthacademy.org.uk . I have included a couple of links for further information:

Ben White
Deputy Head of School

Excellence Evening 2019

On the evening of September 12th, students, parents and staff gathered at Bosworth Academy, to celebrate outstanding performances in the summer examinations. On arrival students and parents alike were unaware of the subject in which they were to be awarded adding to the excitement and intrigue of the evening. Awards on the evening rewarded the very top performers of each subject at both GCSE and A Level. Each of the awards were presented by the Heads of Faculty from each of the subject areas, supporting the announcements with beautifully written pen portraits.

The evening was supported by three outstanding vocal performances from Bosworth students and staff. In addition to this, Assistant Head, Louise Holdback, invited ex-student Harsh Patel to tell us about his experiences at Bosworth Academy and then the first year of his Medicine Degree. Harsh, was truly inspirational and made some outstanding observations about his time at the Academy: this part of the evening was really well received by students and parents. At the end of the evening students and parents were able to make use of our popular, professional and exciting photo wall to get some photographs of students and their awards.

Download the PDF contact sheet below, if you are interested in any of the photos, make note of the photo reference numbers below each and email your requests to Sarah Smith (ssmith@bosworthacademy.org.uk) who will email your selection to you:

Excellence Evening Red Carpet Contact Sheet 2019 [pdf]

Well done to ‘Class of 2019’!

Today has been a great day of celebration for our class of 2019. As our first cohort of students taken through from year 7 we have many outstanding successes which we are so proud of.

Despite the rigour of new reformed GCSEs students have continued to achieve above national expectations across a range of subjects. Through their accomplishments, many students are today making the transition to Sixth Form study at Bosworth Academy.

Simon Brown, Head of School said: “Congratulations must go to all of our students for their GCSE success. It was a delight to see so many of our hard working students achieving results that were better than they ever imagined. I would also like to acknowledge the commitment and determination shown by staff to support our students.”

Rebecca Harbour, Assistant Head of School, key Stage 4, commented, “I am so proud of our students and what they have achieved. A few students have had to overcome challenges and should feel delighted about their achievements.”

Some individual successes included:
Joe Densham (9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,8,7)
Amelie Chadwick (9,9,9,9,9,9,9,8,8,8)
Kai Dalby (9,9,9,9,9,9,7,6,L2D*, L2D)
Isabelle Yates (9,9,9,9,9,9,8,8,7,7,)
Simran Kaur (9,9,9,9,8,8,8,8,7,7)
Charlie Proctor (9,9,8,8,7,7,7,7,6)
Saffiya Ahmed (9,9,8,8 7,7,6,6,6,5)

Charlie Proctor, who achieved phenomenal grade 9s in Sciences commented, “I am so amazed with my results. I worked really hard. All the revision paid off. What was so amazing was everytime I opened up the exam paper it was something I’d revised! My mum is so thrilled. She was always there for me, especially when I was grumpy.”

Grace Williamson, who was really pleased with her grades, said, “Bosworth was the most amazing experience of my life and I can’t wait to come back for my A Levels.”

An overwhelmed Alex Fleming said, “I don’t know how this happened….but I did it!”

Amelia Tams made incredible progress throughout GCSE, and commented, “I’m really pleased with my results. I’m staying on to study English and Art.”

Bosworth Academy is a highly inclusive school and take students from a range of educational backgrounds. Staff focus on ensuring that learning is relevant, engaging and creative so that students are engaged in what they do and aspire to ‘be better than they thought they could be’.

Stunning Sixth Form Results

Bosworth Academy students and staff are once again celebrating another amazing set of A level and AS level results. After months of hard work, students have achieved the results required to see them progress to their choice of University. Incredibly, a third of over four hundred exam entries were either an A* or A grade! This bucks the national trend where this figure has dropped.

Simon Brown, Head of School, said ‘The results achieved today reflect the incredible progress that our sixth form students have made through their determined practice and dedication to learning. A record number of students have achieved the extremely demanding A*/A grades and as a result are accessing top universities including Oxford. Their achievements are a testimony to the commitment and expertise of Bosworth staff who care for our students deeply. A huge well done to all!’

Louise Holdback, Assistant Head of School – Sixth Form, commented ‘We are really proud of the results achieved by all of our students. Hard work has meant that they have been able to achieve their aspirations. We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing where the future takes them.’

Some individual successes included:
Jack Rawson who achieved A*A*A*A* in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing and is going to read Maths at the University of Oxford
Jack Roe who achieved A*A*A*A* in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and is progressing to read Chemistry at the University of Oxford
Deevani Jina who achieved A*A*A in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and is going to read Medicine at Imperial College London
Millie Barber who achieved A*A*A in Biology, English Literature and Chemistry and is going to study Medicine at the University of Nottingham
Emily Stewart who achieved AAA in Biology, Business Studies and Chemistry and is going to study Diagnostic Radiography at the University of Derby
Katie Twelves who achieved A*AA in Physical Education, Biology and Chemistry and is going to study Sports Science and Physiology
Harry Warren who achieved A*AA in Biology, English Literature and Chemistry and is going to study Law at the University of York
Mia Neave who achieved AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and is going to study Chemistry at the University of Leeds
Brent Efuribe who achieved AAB in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths and is going to read Pharmacy at University

Jack Roe’s parents said, “I am extremely proud of Jack and what he has achieved whilst at Bosworth”.
Parent of Mia Neave commented, “Mia was so well supported by Bosworth Academy staff, above and beyond our expectations.”
Mother of Brent Efuribe said, “I have nothing but praise for Bosworth! You opened your doors to our son, when another school closed theirs. He has been motivated and empowered by your teachers. Thank you, thank you. Thank you for believing in him.”

Bosworth Academy is proud that we challenge all students to ‘be better than they thought they could be’ by raising the aspirations of every learner. In the increasingly sought after STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in higher education, a tremendous 43% of all grades achieved by Bosworth students were A* or A. At Bosworth we understand how creative subjects have such an important role in harnessing students’ creativity in readiness for the world of work. We are proud to share that four-fifths of all grades achieved in creative subjects such as Art, Drama, Music, Photography and Textiles were an A*, A or B grade.

Following the introduction of reformed, linear A-levels with updated, more demanding content, students have really risen to the challenge. This year includes the first set of results for reformed subjects; Film Studies, Further Mathematics, Media Studies and Music Technology, requiring students and staff to adapt quickly to these changes.

Beyond success measured in grades we are confident that our young people leave Bosworth having developed student agency – embracing creativity, being reflective and acting responsibly to effect change. We strongly believe that our students have both the will and ability to positively influence their own lives as well as the world around them.

Results Days 2019

NON-BOSWORTH STUDENTS GCSE RESULTS – A GUIDE

RESULTS DAY – THURSDAY, 22 AUGUST 2019
Bosworth Academy – Year 12 Start of Term Arrangements 2019

Thursday, 22 August 2019:
From 10.00 am – 3.00 pm registration

Friday 30 August 2019
From 1.10 pm – 3.00 pm: Team building event

Monday 2 September 2019
8:45 am: First day of Year 12 at Bosworth Academy (lessons begin)

Please bring with you your passport or birth certificate and a copy of your exam results, otherwise you will not be able to secure your place.

What do I do if:-

My results are what I hoped for and I can now go on to my chosen courses:
Congratulations! If you have the correct grade requirements for your chosen courses please report to one of the support staff before you leave to register your place and confirm your exam results.
If you do not have the correct grade requirements, you wish to make a change OR your results are not quite what you had hoped for and you are not sure you can go on to your chosen course:
Don’t worry, you will be able to speak to one of the Post 16 Team on Results Day.

Please note, if you do wish to speak to one of the Post 16 Team, be aware that there may be quite a wait, but you will be seen or you can book an appointment for the following day.

Sixth Form Results:

A level/BTEC Level 3 results will be available for collection on Thursday, 15 August 2019 from 8.30 am to 12 noon in the Compass.

AS results (including both external exams and internal end of year exams) will also be available for collection at the same time.

If you are unable to collect your results, you can bring a stamped self-addressed envelope into school before the end of term so we can post your results to you. Alternatively, you can ask someone to come in on your behalf on the day, as long as you give them a signed letter giving your permission.

The Post 16 team will be on hand to offer support and guidance.

Check out the guidance on UCAS in preparation for the day.

UCAS: Preparing for Results day

Year 11 students arrived safely

Just to let you know that all year 11 students arrived safely and are currently sitting their exam.

In the event of a delay, whether that be a late bus or a car breakdown, please call and make us aware so that we can put plans in place for exams.

E-safety Alert: The Momo challenge

Please can parents be vigilant regarding the Momo challenge which is currently popping up on YouTube, Minecraft, social media and Whatsapp.

The Momo Challenge – facts for parents:

  • Momo is viral game that encourages players to perform a series of challenges in order to meet ‘Mother Bird’ – a disfigured character This game encourages children to perform a series of progressively risky challenges
  • MOMO is easily accessed via pops up through social media shares on Facebook, YouTube, and Whatsapp
  • The challenges issued in this game present a serious risk to the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people , as does the distressing content when a player refuses to carry on

How it works

  • Players are encouraged to contact Momo and provide their mobile number
  • They will then receive instructions to perform a series of challenges, via SMS or Whatsapp
  • Player refusal can trigger abusive messaging and their mobile device being hacked
  • A person doesn’t have to be searching for Momo themselves to be exposed to it and, unlike other games that children enjoy, there is no positive side to this

Teachers and parents need to educate/reinforce online safety, and in this way encourage children and young people to make the right choice and avoid this game.

Stress the importance of confidently saying “no” to invitations to play games from strangers, know why they should not click on unidentified links and know how to ‘block’ unknown numbers and friend requests.