We are a World Class School!

We are thrilled that Bosworth Academy have been awarded yet another prestigious accolade. On Thursday 6th December students travelled to the awards ceremony in London along with Head Teacher – Mr Brown, for the award winning schools to be announced following a year-long process undertaken by 6 students from year groups across the academy.

WCSQM assessment requires schools to demonstrate that their students are capable of compiling comprehensive evidence in support of their application. All applicant schools must exceed a challenging threshold in their Key Stage 2 or 4 performance before being invited to apply. Their students must then develop a compelling case for accreditation through detailed auditing of their school’s capabilities, video submissions in support of their application, and participating in an assessment centre event, at which their performances are measured against a challenging framework.

The award’s uniqueness lies in the fact that the students are assessed with regard to whether they themselves are World Class, rather than the school itself. WCSQM believes that if a school is truly World Class, then its students should be able to demonstrate this in whatever context they find themselves. The award is supported by a range of prestigious businesses, further and higher education providers, and parent organisations that are interested in which schools nationally are the best at developing young people to succeed in a rapidly evolving world.

The process of applying for the award began with students from Years 7 to 11 compiling a file of evidence which they had to gather independently. They also produced a film which featured interviews with staff and students and demonstrated a week at Bosworth Academy. This year, the final stage of the accreditation process, the assessment centre event, took place at The Riverbank Academy in Coventry where the 72 potential World Class students were required to work in teams to develop the Riverbank Academy school grounds to promote accessibility, independence and a love of learning for their students.

The Quality Mark recognises state secondary schools which progress beyond their OFSTED “outstanding” judgement and are exceptional when benchmarked against international standards. We are particularly proud of this award as it is very student focused, with our students demonstrating their independence, self assurance and ability to carry out a project using their own initiative. Well done to Thiravian, Poppy, Neely, Franklin, Katie and Grace for the effort and hard work they have put into this project not only demonstrating amazing teamwork but also epitomizing the expectations that Bosworth Academy has for all of our students. Year 9 student, Neely stated:- “Being part of the world class school process was lots of hard but rewarding work and I’m very proud to have been part of our team of world class students who achieved this. In the end we have Bosworth to thank for making us the world class students we are, and for picking us to be part of this process.”

Trial Exam Timetable

Week 1

Week 2

Thursday 29th Nov

Friday 30th Nov

Monday 3rd Dec

Period 1
Tutor
Period 2 

 

 

 

 

P3
8.55am-10.10am
Music Exam (3)
1h15m (12)
Sports Hall
9.00am Start
 Business Studies (3)
1h30m (29)
Y12 English Lit (A)
1h (25)
Y12 Geography (A)
1h45m (31)
Y13 English Lit (A)
2h (17)
Y13 Media Studies (A)
2h15m (8)
Total (110)

Sports Hall
9.00am Start
 Media (2+4)
(1h30m) (55)
Y12 English Lang (C)
1h (28)
Y13 Geography (C)
2h15m (13)
Y13 PE (C)
2h (12)
Total (108)

Yr 13 Further Maths
1h30m (11)

 

Sports Hall
9.00am Start
PE  (1+3+4)
1h45m (69)
Y12 Sociology (A+D)
1h (44)
Y13 BTEC Sport (B)
2h30m (4)
Y13 Theatre Stud (B)
2h30m (5)
Total (122)

 

 

Break

Late Break Y12 Geography

Normal Break

Normal Break

Period 3
(Normal Lessons)

 

Lunch

Normal Lunch

Early Lunch
Y11 Drama/Dance +
Y13 Psychology

Early Lunch
Y11 Computer Science +
Y13 PE

Period 4
Period 5

Sports Hall
12.25pm Start
Y13 PE (C)
1h (12)
Total (12)

 

Sports Hall
1.10pm Start
 Drama (1)
1h (10)
Dance (1)
1h30m (16)      
Y13 Psychology (A+C)
1h30m (35)
Total (61)

Sports Hall
1.10pm Start
 Computer Science (2)
1h30m (19)
Y12 Psychology (B+C+E)
1h (64)
Y13 PE (C)
1h (12)
Total (95)

 

 

 

Week 2

Tuesday 4th Dec

Wednesday 5th Dec

Thursday 6th Dec

Friday 7th Dec

Period 1
Tutor
Period 2

Sports Hall
9.00am Start
English Lit
1h45m (173)
Y12 PE 1 (E)
1h (23)
Y13 French Writing (B)
1h (9)
Y13 Sociology (B)
1h30m (11)
Y13 Film Stud (E)
2h30m (10)
Total (226)

Sports Hall
9.00am Start
French Reading F(1-4)  45m (?)
French Reading H(1-4)   1h (?)
Y12 History (B)
1h30m (30)
Y13 History (B+C)
1h30m (27)
Total (176)

Sports Hall
9.00am Start
History (1-4)
1h (78)
Geography (1-4)
1h30m (84)
Y12 Computer Sci (D)
1h30m (28)
Y13 Business (D+E)
2h (30)
Y13 Lang/Lit (E)
2h (8)
Total (228)

Sports Hall
9.00am Start
Y12 Business(C+E)
1h30m (52)
Total (171)

Yr 13 Further Maths
1h30m (11)

Break

Late Break Y12 PE

Normal Break

Normal Break

Normal Break

Period 3

Period 3
Normal Lesson
Y11 (P-Maths/Q-Science)
Y12/13 (A)

Period 3
Normal Lesson
Y11 (O4) Y12/13 (A)

 

Sports Hall
11.25am Start
History 1h
(8) Clash Students
Period 3
Y11 (P-English/Q-Science)
Y12 (D) Y13 (B)

Sports Hall
11.25am Start
Hospitality & Catering (1+2)
1h30m (42)
Y13 Computer Sci (D)
1h30m (12)
Y13 English Lang (D)
2h (8)
Total (62)

 

 

 

Period 3
Y11 (O2) Y12 (A) Y13 (D)
Period 4
Y11 (O3) Y12 (D) Y13 (B)

Lunch

 

Period 4

Period 4
Normal Lesson
Y11 (P-Science/Q-Maths)
Y12/13 (D)

Main Hall
12.25am Start
French Listening H (1-4)
45m (?)
G3
1.10pm Start
Y13 French Listening (B)
1h45m (8)

Period 4
Y11 (P-Science/Q-Maths)
Y12/13 (D)

G3
1.10pm Start
Y12 French Listening (E)
1h45m (8)

Lunch

Normal Lunch

Normal Lunch

Normal Lunch

Period 5

Period 5
Normal Lesson
Y11 (O2) Y12/13 (C)

Main Hall
2.10pm Start
French Listening F (1-4)  35m (?)

Sports Hall
Y12 PE 2 (E)
1h (23)
Y12 BTEC Sport (E)
1h (8)
Total (31)

NCS: National Citizen Service

Welcome to your NCS journey!
Firstly, I would like to introduce Activate NCS. We are your National Citizen Service (NCS) provider for Leciester.
NCS is a Government funded programme for 16 – 17 year olds to take part in during the summer holidays. Activate NCS are your delivery partners of the project, which aims to give young people the opportunity to build skills for work and make a positive impact in their community.

What is NCS?
NCS works in 4 parts:
Adventure: Get your blood pumping and laugh until your belly hurts on our 4 night residential stay packed with outdoor adventure at Ampleforth College. You will face new challenges together in your team and find a whole new level of teamwork!
Discovery: Increase your responsibility and find your independence on a 4 night residential stay in a college setting. Gain the confidence to smash that big interview, learn what it is like to be a project manager or discover a talent that you never knew was there!
Action: Take your new skills, your new team, and the support of your team leader and throw it back into your community. Show the locals what you are made of as you deliver a 30 hour project to improve something you feel passionate about in your local community.
Celebrate: Bring your mates, bring your parents, bring whoever you want to watch you Graduate your NCS journey. Showcase your experience using your video skills and collect that all important certificate.

When can I go?
Wave 1
Mon 1st – Fri 5th July
Mon 8th – Fri 12th July
Mon 15th – Fri 19th July
Wave 2
Mon 8th – Fri 12th July
Mon 15th – Fri 19th July
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July
Wave 3
Mon 15th – Fri 19th July
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July
Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd Aug
Wave 4
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July
Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd Aug
Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug
Wave 5
Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug
Mon 12th – Fri 16th Aug
Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Aug

How much does it cost?
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity costs only £50! This is a contribution fee which includes everything (activities, transport, food and accommodation). Pre Christmas offer is just £25!

What’s next?
Summer ’19 places are going fast for our best programme so far so book yourself on!
Get in touch with our team by emailing: ncs@we-activate.co.uk or book online at: ncsyes.co.uk.
Fancy bringing a mate? Of course you can! There will also be over 100 other young people taking on the challenge with you… you are bound to like some of them!

Leicestershire Student Engagement Team:
T: 01785 711 572 E: ncs@we-activate.co.uk
Matt Harvey: T: 07508 219491 E: matt.harvey@we-activate.co.uk
Zoe Buller: T: 07842 131704 E: zoe.buller@we-activate.co.uk
Sammi: T: 07943 051413 E: sammi@we-activate.co.uk

Studio 79 Dance Workshop

Our GCSE Dance students and Year 8 Dance Leaders have recently taken part in a Studio 79 workshop. Laura, a teacher from the professional Dance College, Studio 79 came and offered a range of Contemporary and Commercial workshops to our students. They allowed the students to develop their technique, movement vocabulary in order to improve their performance for upcoming pieces.

Thinking of choosing A Level English Language?

Are you thinking about applying to Bosworth Academy Sixth Form?
Thinking of choosing A Level English Language?
Why not attend our taster lesson to find out if this course is right for you?

A Level Language is very different to the GCSE (better, more interesting!) and will give you a whole new perspective on the world.  If you want to know what you might be letting yourself in for then email sallys11@bosworthacademy.org.uk to book your place in our taster lesson.  The lesson will take place at Bosworth Academy on Wednesday 21st November from 3.45-4.45pm.  We only have 30 places available so sign up soon!

Current Bosworth Year 11s – we will be running a lunchtime taster lesson for you – sign up sheet to follow from your class teacher.

The leaflet link below will give you an overview of our Literature and Language A Level courses and the differences between them: Leaflet

Parent Governor Vacancy

Parent Governor Vacancy


There is currently a parent governor vacancy to serve on the governing body of Bosworth Academy. We would like to invite parents who are interested in taking up this role to put their names forward. It is a requirement of the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 that these vacancies are filled by election. Details of what you will need to do to be nominated are given in the 2 documents linked below:

Parent Governors Election Letter [pdf]

Being a Parent Governor [pdf]

For more information, please feel free to contact the academy on 01455 822841 or email us at office@bosworthacademy.org.uk.

Bosworth Academy Excellence Evening 2018

On the evening of September 13th, students, parents and staff gathered at The Marriott Hotel, Leicester, 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. In addition to this, Deputy Head of School, Ben White, invited ex-student Jack Collin to tell us about his experiences at Bosworth Academy and then University life; 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 2018 [pdf]

Here are some photos from the night…

OUTSTANDING GCSE OUTCOMES!

Students are celebrating yet another magnificent set of GCSE results. They have worked tirelessly to achieve high outcomes across a wide range of subjects excelling in both English and Mathematics.

This is the first set of results in many reformed subjects, graded 9-1, which include; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Art and Design, Computer Science, Drama, Geography, History, and PE. The new content of the reformed GCSEs is more demanding, controlled assessments have been removed and all assessment are at the end of the course. Despite this new rigour, Bosworth students have continued to achieve the highest grades, including many exceptional grade 9’s. We are delighted that students will be progressing into our Sixth Form to continue their learning journey.

Simon Brown, Head of School said, “Congratulations to all of our students for their amazing achievements. They have worked incredibly hard throughout their time at Bosworth and achieved well beyond what they even thought was possible. Staff and students across all areas of our curriculum have worked creatively and collaboratively to overcome the challenges faced by new GCSEs and this has resulted in strong outcomes.”

Bosworth Academy is a highly inclusive school and take students from a range of educational backgrounds. The 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’.

With the introduction of many new reformed GCSEs with a new grading structure it is not directly comparable to the A*-G system so comparisons to previous years cannot be made at this early stage. Further analysis continues and more information will follow on our website at a later date.

Simone Jain – Achieved a phenomenal 7 Grade 9s in English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Simone also achieved 2 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 6 and a A^ in Additional Maths

Other notable performances…

Oli McCarthy 7 grade 9s, 2 grade 7s, 1A*, 1A
Niamh Gratton 1A*, 4 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, 1 grade 7
Ben Taylor 2 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 1 A*, 1A, 2 grade 7s, 1B, 3 grade 6s
Christian Carter- Ford 3 grade 9s, 1 A*, 1A, 1 grade 8, 2 grade 7s, 2 grade 6s, 1C
Natasha Smith 4 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, 4 grade 6s, 1A
Albert Sims-Ridgeway 4 grade 9s, 1 grade 8. 3 grade 7s, 2 grade 6s
Ruby Holmes 1 grade 9, 1A, 2 grade 8, 4 grade 7, 1 grade 5

Simone Jain who achieved a phenomenal 7 Grade 9s in Maths, English and all of the sciences, said the feeling was “unreal”, and that she didn’t expect to do so well. When asked about her top tips to students next year, Simone, said “start revising now”.

Ruby Holmes, who managed to secure one Grade 9, was really happy with her results, explaining to staff at the Academy, she was “Shocked, but in a good way”

Ben Taylor, who said, “I like Maths the best and look forward to studying it at A-Level” and he also talked about starting revision early, “Revise early on and don’t wait until the last minute”.

Oliver McCarthey talked about being “Proud, happy and feeling good”.

 

Remarkable Results from Class of 2018

There have been so many success stories in our Sixth Form once again this year, and we have only been able to share a few of them so far. Students have been sharing their next steps with us, whether this be University, apprenticeships or employment – we are so proud of you all!

Bosworth Academy students achieved higher outcomes than national in all measures at A level. In our Sixth Form there were nearly 500 exam entries. Every single entry was at least a pass, that’s 100% A*-E, higher than the national average of 97.6%. More than 80% of grades were at a C or above. Over a quarter of all grades achieved were a stunning A*/A, once again higher than national, with very nearly 10% of all grades at A*.

Simon Brown, Head of School, stated, “Bosworth students who entered Level 3 BTEC National qualifications mirrored our A level success. Nearly half of all vocational grades achieved were at the prestigious Distinction or Distinction Star level (equivalent to A*/A). Every single grade achieved was at least a Pass with 70% of grades at a Merit level or higher. Our students have brilliantly risen to every challenge and worked tirelessly through these hands-on qualifications, grounded in the world of work.”

Many of our Year 12 students also tasted success yesterday during their first year of study. It was great to see them receiving fantastic AS level results as the majority of them build towards full A level entry.

Sensational Sixth Form Success!

Once again this summer students at Bosworth Academy are celebrating excellent A-level and AS-level results, with the majority of students now progressing to their choice of University.

Simon Brown, Head of School, “Today has truly been a day of celebration for our students following their many years of hard work, commitment and dedication to their studies. Their remarkable achievements are a result of their true belief that success can be achieved through rising to every challenge, being open to feedback and deliberate, determined practice. We’re immensely proud of our staff too who have provided a tremendous level of support and expertise for our students. Students’ outcomes are higher than ever, a magnificent achievement especially considering that many of these results were from newly reformed A levels being assessed for the first time.”

Some individual successes included:
Thomas Lindop achieved A*, A*, A*, A* in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and is going to read Mathematics at the University of Warwick.
Sam Lovett achieved A*, A*, A*, A in Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Further Maths and is going to read Mechanical Engineering at University of Bristol.
Jess Hazell achieved A*, A*, A* in English Literature, History and PE and is going to read Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University.
Rahil Morjaria achieved A*, A*, A* in Maths, Further Maths, and Physics and is going to read Mathematics at the University of Bristol.
Matthew Trotter achieved A*, A*, A* in Maths, Physics and Chemistry and is going to read Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol.
Kieran Morris achieved A*, A*, A in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and is going to read Mathematics at the University of Bristol.
Olivia Timperley achieved A*, A*, A in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and is going to read Medicine at the University of East Anglia.
Samuel Foster who achieved A, A, A in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and is now progressing to the University of Leeds to read Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies.
Helen Bartram-Evans achieved A, A, A in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology is now progressing to the University of Birmingham to read Biomedical Science.

Parents of Jessica Hazel said, “She got the results she deserved because of her hard work and effort throughout the last two years”.
Mother of Helen Bartram said, “I am so proud of Helen her hard work has really paid off.”
Mother of Sam Foster said, “Sam’s aim since a very young age has been to be a pilot. Bosworth Academy staff have gone out of their way to support Sam in achieving this lifelong dream. I am now delighted that he can now go on to achieve his ambition.”

Bosworth Academy is proud that they challenge all students to ‘be better than they thought they could be’ by raising the aspirations of every learner. This is the first set of A-level results for many subjects following the introduction of reformed, linear A-levels with updated, more demanding content, and only the second year for others. Therefore the last two years has proven to be quite a challenge for students and for teachers as they adapt to these changes, though one where all have really risen to the challenges faced. In facilitating subjects, those A levels most frequently required for university entry (Mathematics,Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Literature, Geography, History and French), a tremendous 41% of all grades achieved by students were an A* or A.

As well as success measured in grades we are confident that our young people leave Bosworth having developed their curiosity, imagination, resilience and empathy towards others. Our learners are equipped with agency and a sense of purpose, and the competencies they need to shape their own lives and contribute to the well-being of others.