Exceptional GCSE success during an ‘exceptional’ year!

This morning our Bosworth Academy Year 11 students and staff celebrated GCSE success at the end of what has been an unprecedented academic year.

Simon Brown, Headteacher
“Today it was so delightful to see our Year 11 students once again since having to close our doors to most students on 20th March.The ‘Year 11 of 2020’ have had to overcome so many mental challenges having their most important GCSE year cut short so dramatically. Yet all of our teachers and staff are so proud of how they have faced the many barriers, disruptions and dramatic announcements throughout the last few months. Our students have made great progress throughout their twelve years of education and five years with us that they quite rightly deserve to celebrate. The many brilliant grades received today are testament to their hard work and studies, something they should feel really proud of.
Our teachers and subject leaders applied careful assessment methodologies, using evidence from each student’s work during their GCSE, with professionalism and integrity to ensure all students were assessed fairly. All Bosworth staff dearly missed being able to see our students through to the end of their studies. With the ongoing challenges the World is now facing we are all confident that our Year 11 students have the skills, enthusiasm and creativity to make real change to our communities and beyond. Good luck in whatever your next path, I know we’ll see many of you in our Sixth Form.”

Rebecca Harbour, Assistant Head of School Key Stage 4
“What a rollercoaster journey these students have been on! Over the last 5 years they have been at Bosworth Academy we have seen them all grow and mature into wonderful young adults. Our heart broke for them when they were given 2 days’ notice to come to terms with the fact that they were not going to be sitting their exams and were to say goodbye to classmates and teachers much earlier than they ever thought would happen. Throughout this whole journey they have conducted themselves impeccably and dealt with the upheaval and turbulence with real courage, character and resilience. Today is a day that celebrates not only their GCSE grades, but their character and they should all be very proud of themselves.”

Some individual successes included:
Harry achieved 9 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and a grade 6. He will continue his studies with us next year in our sixth form.
Jago achieved 9 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s. He will also stay on in Bosworth Academy sixth form to study Further Maths, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science.
Shirin achieved 4 grade 9s and 7 grades 8s. She is studying A Level Maths, Biology,Chemistry and Psychology at Bosworth Academy sixth form next year.

Student Quotes
Harry said ‘I really enjoyed my time at Bosworth Academy. The staff are so supportive and friendly’
Shiv said ‘Bosworth Academy was the most marvellous experience I have ever had. The staff and students are delightful.’