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


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

Leicestershire Police Work Experience

Leicestershire Police are now recruiting for their 2020 Work Experience Programme.  They will be offering one weeks work experience opportunity for either of the following weeks:

  • Week commencing 17th February 2020
  • Week commencing 28th June 2020

The work experience week is usually made up of short visits to different areas of the policing business in order to get a feel for the environment and the type of work involved.

This is a fantastic opportunity as Uniformed Services placements are not available through the school work experience service (LEBC).

If you would like to enquire or apply, please contact Leicestershire Police for further information on the email address below.


Summer Work Experience Placements Years 10, 11, 12

A reminder that students with work experience placements this summer must contact the employer ASAP to arrange an interview if you have not done so already to discuss the role and sign the agreement paperwork. Please ask a parent to contact the attendance team if your interview is in school time.

The agreement must be signed by employer, student and parent and then returned to Mrs Tallis in MLT by Friday 5th July.

National Writing Day

What is National Writing Day?

National Writing Day is an annual celebration of writing designed to inspire people across the UK to get writing. Our message is simple: everyone has a story to tell and sharing it can be a source of pleasure and power.

On 26th June 2019, we will aim to inspire creative writing on a grand scale—young people are more inclined to write creatively if they see adults around them doing so and writing can benefit people of all ages.

Everyone has a story to tell – what’s yours?

Join the conversation:

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The 50 Word Fiction Competition

Can you write a story in just 50 words?

Here’s the prompt to get you started, but where the story goes from there is entirely up to you.

The competition includes four categories, Adult Writers, All-age Gaelic Writers, Young Writers 5-11 and Young Writers 12-18. The entries will be judged by a panel and the four winning stories will be published on our website roughly two weeks after the closing date.

A prize will be awarded to a writer in each category:

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or you’ve always fancied picking up a pen, why not give it a go?

Need some inspiration or tips? Read our 50 Word Fiction blogs, check out Sophie Cooke’s 5 Things for Writing A Short Story and read last month’s winners.


June’s prompt

Prompt: Write a story featuring a pair of headphones

Headphones in forest
Image credit: via Free Photos at Pixabay

How to Enter

Entries for our June competition are currently open. Submit your story by Tuesday 25 June 2019 at noon.

  • You can submit one entry to one category per month. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before entering.
  • To submit your story, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation message on screen after submitting.
  • We welcome entries in Scots or Scottish Gaelic for both categories and thank The Gaelic Books Council for their support in judging our entries.
  • Please note that we no longer send acknowledgement emails and due to the large number of entries, we are not able to offer individual feedback.
  • If you have any questions about the competition, please send them to: lynsey.may@scottishbooktrust.com