Today Bosworth Academy Sixth Form students and staff are celebrating a fantastic set of A level and AS level grades.
“Huge congratulations to all of our students who have received their A/AS examination results today. They have remained resilient and worked exceptionally hard, under challenging circumstances, with these A-levels being the first set of public examinations that they have sat. Throughout their time at Bosworth Academy they have focused exceptionally well, shown true grit and determination to overcome any difficulties, and remained enthusiastic about learning. There have been so many outstanding and inspirational student achievements today that we are so proud of. It’s been great to see so many students achieving places on their first choice University courses, especially considering the concerning stories we heard about this in the press over the summer.
Our incredible teachers and support staff deserve a big thank you for their dedication and commitment in helping our students achieve these great milestones. We wish our students great success in the next stage of their lives with many exploring undergraduate degrees, beginning an apprenticeship or employment. We are excited to hear about what our students will achieve in the future and encourage them to keep in touch.”
Simon Brown, Headteacher
“I would like to take this opportunity to recognise and congratulate the effort, commitment and achievement of our sixth form students receiving grades today. Some sat externally assessed exams for the first time and they have achieved a great set of results.
These grades will help many of them to confirm their places at university or on an apprenticeship, and I am pleased by the growing number of students who have secured places on degree apprenticeships with some very prestigious companies.
Although academic achievement is important, we know that one of the most valuable measures of success is the ability for students to have developed the skills to enable them to flourish in whichever pathway they choose, those of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, character, creativity and citizenship. It is important to recognise the hard work and commitment of our students, but also the school staff and parents/carers during another difficult year. I want to wish our students the very best for their next steps and look forward to hearing about their achievements.”
Louise Holdback, Assistant Headteacher – Sixth Form Leader
2023 examination results are significant as Ofqual have returned to pre-pandemic grading meaning that national results will be more comparable with pre-pandemic 2019 outcomes.
Senior examiners have importantly reviewed the quality of student work, and made allowances this summer where national performance is lower than before the pandemic due to disruption. Universities are aware of the approach to grading in 2023 and have taken this into account when making offers.
Some individual successes included:
This year we have seen outstanding success with many students achieving 3 or more A* grades at A level. Students who have particularly excelled include:
- Samantha Martin who will read History at Somerville College at the University of Oxford.
- Brian Mok who will read Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University achieved 4A*s in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths.
- Imogen Ashcroft who will read Medicine at the University of Sheffield achieved 3A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.
- Cheera Au who will read Biochemistry at the University of Leicester achieved 3A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
- Luke Brown who will read Mechanical Engineering at University of Warwick achieved 3A*s in Chemistry, Physics and Maths.
- Evie Clark who will read Fashion at University of Manchester achieved 3A*s in Textiles, Biology, Maths and an A in Chemistry.
- Pip Wall who will read an Art Foundation course at De Montfort University achieved 3A* in Photography, Textiles and Sociology.
- Roshan Ali who will read Software Engineering achieved 2A*s in Chemistry and Maths, and 2 As in Computing and Further Maths.
- Oliver Wynne who will read Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast achieved 2A*s in Biology and Psychology and an A in Chemistry.
- Ed Brown who will read Accounting at University of Warwick achieved 2A*s in Further Maths and Maths and an A in Psychology.
- Darcey Hyam who will read Maths and Economics at Newcastle University achieved 2A*s in Biology and Maths and an A in Chemistry.
- Joe I’Anson who will read Micro Biology at the University of Sheffield achieved 2A*s in Biology and Chemistry and an A in Physics.
- Caitlin Smith-Childs who will read Medicine at the University of Leicester.
Samantha Martin’s parents were quoted as being “very happy and proud” of her achievement. “Samantha’s hard work and dedication has paid off. We are really happy and it’s wonderful to see lots of smiling faces with other students doing so well. The support from the school has been amazing. It’s a great day and we are so pleased.”
Luke Brown’s mother said that she was “beyond proud”: Luke and his friend Ed Brown met in Reception and have been best friends throughout their school journey. They continue their educational journey together, having both secured places at the University of Warwick.