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.

A-Level Results Day 2018: Thursday 16th August 2018

AS/A Level results will be issued from 8.30am on Thursday, 16 August 2018.

If your results are not quite what you had hoped for, come and make an appointment. A member of the Sixth Form Team will be available to see you on Thursday, 16 August 2018 or Friday, 17 August 2018 between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm.

Please note that in order to continue into Year 13, you must have achieved a minimum of two E grades at AS and be continuing in those subjects. If you are only continuing with two subjects, you must discuss picking up another – for one year – with a member of the Post 16 Team.

Appointments should be made either in person, by e-mail or by telephoning the Academy on the number listed below.

Contact: Lesley Cordin, Post 16 Administrator – 01455 822841 or lesleyc5@bosworthacademy.org.uk

Here are a few links from UCAS to support with your preparation for the day:

https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/results-confirmation-and-clearing/ucas-undergraduate-results

Clearing – what to do if you don’t meet entry requirements for your course:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/clearing

Adjustment – what to do if you’ve done better than expected:

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/ucas-adjustment-if-youve-done-better-expected

Successatschool.org has also produced a really helpful guide on what will happen on the day and what happens if you do not get the results you wanted. Also, there is a guide for parents on A-Level results day and how you can help your child prepare for results day. Click the links below to read more:

Successatschool.org: A-Level Results Day 2018 Student Guide
Successatschool.org: A-Level Results Day 2018 Parents Guide

Loving the Compass

The Compass is one of Bosworth Academy’s many excellent resources. Here, pupils from all years can access information, work with their peers and seek advice from Mrs Griffiths, our Librarian, It is also a place where pupils both discover and develop their love of reading. In this lovely environment they can quite literally curl up with a good book. This Year 8 class visits The Compass on a regular basis, it has become an important part of our Literacy work and is an eagerly anticipated part of their studies.

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018

On Wednesday 7th March a group of Year 8 students took part in a Women’s World Day of Prayer services at St Martins Church, Desford. The service was written by ladies in Suriname and focused on reflecting on what humans are doing to God’s beautiful world.

It was a pleasure to be invited by the Church, and the student thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to dress up in costumes reflective of cultures around the would and retell the stories of these women with elements of dramatic expression.

The student brought a level of vibrancy to the service, and articulated the experiences of women internationally with a high level of maturity.

Year 11 Mock Interviews

On Wednesday 7th February, Bosworth Academy organised a Mock Interview Day for our Year 11 cohort. 12 representatives from a variety of local and national businesses came to the Academy and conducted job interviews with our students. As holders of the Careers Mark Award, we take preparing our young people for the world of work extremely seriously and this event was part of our overall careers education provision. The day was a big success, our students conducted themselves impeccably and the feedback we got from employers was overwhelmingly positive.

Some of the things they said about our young people were:
  • ‘Very enthusiastic about chosen career path’
  • ‘Obvious team player’
  • ‘Came across as very confident’
  • ‘Good listening skills’
  • ‘Came across as a lovely, bright and interesting person’
  • ‘The passion on what he wants to do shone through’
  • ‘Smiled throughout the interview, a very people friendly and  sociable person’

Our young people will soon get their individual feedback via their tutors.

Marie Delâge-Martin
PSHE and Careers Education Coordinator

Bosworth remembers the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time when we remember when six million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime. We also remember the millions of other lives taken in other acts of genocide. The theme this year was, ‘The power of words’, exploring how words can make a difference – both for good and evil. Specialist assemblies were delivered to all year groups, and this was followed up in Religious Studies lessons with Year 8.

Students in Year 8 explored the story of Renie Inow, a survivor of the Holocaust. They discussed how she escaped, felt about the loss of her family, and how she is now reaching future generations. The students all wrote a personal message to Renie on postcards. The atmosphere in the lessons was emotional, as nearly all the students wrote touching messages, thereby using their words for good. The postcards have been sent to Renie and we are hopeful of a response.

Open Hands Appeal 2017

Our fifth annual Open Hands Christmas Charity appeal took place this month, where all tutor groups in the Academy were given the opportunity to collect as many food and toiletries hampers for the city’s most vulnerable people.

Despite this being our fifth appeal, it was the first time we have launched it in collaboration with our colleagues at The Winstanley School. To gain a greater insight in to how the Charity operates, five year 10 students from Bosworth and five year 7 students from The Winstanley School went to the Open Hands Compassion Centre to find out more. They then delivered an assembly to their respective student bodies and informed them of what items students could bring in to support the cause. Compassion for those less fortunate and a desire to improve the world around us are core to our values across the LiFE Multi-Academy Trust, and the teamship and comradery demonstrated throughout the collection was awe-inspiring. At Bosworth we managed to raise a total of 1,425 items which is a fantastic effort and clearly shows, once again, that compassion for those less fortunate is something we are passionate about. A massive thank you to all who contributed. The people at Open Hands are incredibly grateful and those items will go a long way in ensuring that more people have a Merry Christmas this festive season.

Students work with comedian Rik Carranza

Year 9 GCSE Drama students have been working with professional comedian Rik Carranza to help him develop and improve his one man stand up show ‘I’m a fan’.

12 students are part of a focus group that meet with Rik after school to share their experiences of growing up in the era of social media and through a range of interactive tasks explore themes such as bullying, identity and Star Trek! The sessions are recorded by Rik to help him write and develop the material for his show. Because the students are taking part in this project they are also going to aim for their Bronze Artsaward which is a qualification being newly piloted at the Academy!