Please read the latest Post 16 Newsletter here 29-01-24
On Thursday 1 February 2024 we invite students from Year 8 and their parents/carers to our Options Evening event for Key Stage Four subject options.
Our students leave Bosworth Academy confident that they can be future leaders, ready to adapt to an ever-changing world and transition into job sectors that don’t even exist yet!
Our GCSE curriculum allows students to choose from a wide range of subjects that they are interested in, but most importantly provides the necessary skills to progress onto further study or training.
Whilst all of our subjects allow students to progress onto further study, some A-level subjects require the subject to have been studied at GCSE level first. Our option evening and presentation events aim to give parents and carers the information they need to support their children in choosing their GCSE options.
You can learn more by visiting our Key Stage 4 curriculum page: www.bosworthacademy.org.uk/curriculum/key-stage-4/
Additional information about the options process will be sent to you through our various school communication mediums soon. You can sign up to our presentation by visiting www.ticketsource.co.uk/bosworth-academy/t-gaeygmd or by scanning the QR code.
We look forward to seeing you at the event to begin your child’s journey into Key Stage Four.
Please read the latest Post 16 Newsletter here15-01-24
Leicester Riders BBL team officially opened Bosworth Academy’s outdoor basketball courts on Monday 30 October with Head Coach Rob Paternostro hailing the outdoor courts as the “best” he has seen in over 20 years of coaching in the UK.
Paternostro was also impressed with the basketball skills of around 100 Bosworth Academy students who played mini games with the Riders players during the event.
Before shooting hoops, the two outdoor basketball courts were unveiled in a ceremony with words from Paternostro, MP for Hinckley and Bosworth Dr Luke Evans and Bosworth Academy Headteacher Simon Brown.
Leicester Riders players then joined the students in cutting the ribbon ahead of hitting the paint.
One of those students who played with a Riders player was Year 13 student Elyas B who revelled in blocking a shot attempted by a professional basketballer.
“It was a great experience as a whole. Having the team pull up to the school was a great experience to have,” said Elyas.
“The courts are exceptional, the best I’ve played on. It was surprising to see when they were first completed because it’s not something you see in England often.
“Going one-on-one with a professional Riders player was thrilling. Playing against a professional is a once in a lifetime experience, and managing to block his shot it was so much better. Overall, a great experience,” added Elyas.
The outdoor basketball courts at Bosworth Academy were developed by Bosworth basketball coach, Igor Mirković.
The coach, who started at the school with a team of five, was overwhelmed with the amount of students who now use the new courts daily. These students include the Bosworth Bears team who have won back-to-back school county championships and assisted in the relaunch of basketball at Bosworth.
Headteacher Mr Brown shared with those in attendance that the students’ creativity was shown in designing the Bosworth Bears logo which now adorns the centre circles of the outside courts and that the students actively encourage others to participate in playing basketball at school.
Dr Evans MP agreed that playing sports such as basketball has great benefits for mental and social well-being as well as physical health:
“These facilities are exactly what we want to see for young people to be able to aspire to, to take part in sport for their health, their mental health, but also to create careers and to have a trajectory that many people may think they cannot aspire to,” said Dr Evans MP.
The outdoor basketball courts will soon be available to the wider community to use and enjoy whilst plans are in place for professional BBL teams to use the facility as well.
The Bosworth Bears are also seeking sponsors for the kit which features the new logo. If you would like your business featured on our basketball kits please contact Igor Mirković here.
On Thursday 26 October we gladly welcomed students and their parents/carers from other schools around Leicestershire, as well as those from Bosworth Academy, for our Post 16 open evening.
Current Sixth Form student ambassadors greeted our visitors and gave them a guided tour of the Academy with subject specialists showcasing the different departments on offer.
From chorizo sizzling in Food Science and Nutrition to Vapo Rub making in Chemistry, subjects came to life and visitors were offered a great insight to what they can study at Post 16.
During the evening the two presentations discussed the culture and value systems which enable students to progress into future career pathways.
One of our former students, Samantha Martin, now studying History at Somerville College at Oxford University, addressed the presentations via video link. Samantha discussed how she strives to go out of her comfort zone and be better than she thought she could be by applying for Oxbridge after not initially considering that option.
Year 11 students will now consider their options for next year and if you have further questions or want more information about our Post 16 provision please contact Post 16 Administrator, Lesley Brookes, at [email protected]
Year 11 is a crucial year for students and we are keen to support students to ‘be better than they thought they could be’. To support this, we would like to invite you to attend our ‘Steps to Success’ evening for Year 11 students and parents on Wednesday 1st November from 5pm with refreshments available. The first talk begin at 5:15 in the Main Hall and will focus on:
- The Year 11 timeline for the year
- How to support your child with revision
- Well-being support and guidance for the year
- Any questions you may have for us
Following this, subject specialists will be offering 15 minutes top tip sessions for subject specific revision in English, Maths and Science in classrooms for parents to attend. These will last for 15 minutes and will repeat three times to allow access for all attendees.
The first key point of the year for Year 11 are the trial exams which begin in the second week after half term. Students should be starting to practise revision strategies and techniques to see what works for them in preparation for these exams.
If your child has received a letter informing them that they are receiving SLT mentoring, you will have the opportunity to meet Mrs Coulson at the end of the evening. Mrs Coulson is overseeing the implementation of the programme and she will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
You can book your tickets here or by scanning the QR code.
Come and visit us to see what our school, our culture, and our value systems are all about. Our students leave Bosworth Academy confident that they can be future leaders, ready to adapt to an ever-changing world and transition into job sectors that don’t even exist yet!
Prepare for the future by exploring the Post 16 options available at Bosworth Academy by visiting us on 26 October 2023 and see how we inspire our students to be better than they ever thought they could be by helping them believe they can make a difference to the world in which they live in.
We are located in Desford, Leicestershire, conveniently situated between Leicester city centre and the town of Hinckley in the west of the county.
Our students continue to outperform with A Level exam results being consistently above the Leicestershire average with A*-E grades at 99.8% and almost a third of Year 13 students achieving A*/A (2021/2022).
Post 16 students are able to think critically in a dedicated study area and they develop their learning in a full range of facilities including the world-class full sized football 3G pitch, design workshops and IT suites to name just a few.
We believe that developing character and values is as important as exam results and Post 16 students “learn to be good citizens and play an active role in their school, in society and in the world” (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Report, June 2022).
During the open evening we will be showcasing each department with curriculum specialists bringing subjects to life whilst current Post 16 students will give valuable insights with testimonials.
The open evening is available to anyone who is considering their options for Post 16 study including those not currently in Year 11.
The evening will run from 4:30 PM to 7:00 pm. Feel free to tour the school during this time. We recommend spending at least one hour at the school to get the most out of your visit.
Our story, our vision and our values will be shared in a presentation that will illustrate student life at Post 16 Bosworth Academy.
We are now fully booked for our two presentations but the Academy will still be open for you to explore.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Bosworth Academy is proud to be part of the LiFE Multi Academy Trust.
Come and visit us to see what our school, our culture, and our value systems are all about.
Our theme this year is ‘Thriving in An Ever Changing World’.
Students leave Bosworth Academy confident that they can be future leaders, ready to adapt to an ever-changing world and transition into job sectors that don’t even exist yet!
If your child is looking to start with us in Year 7 in the next two years, come and visit us on Thursday 5 October 2023 and see how we inspire children to be better than they ever thought they could be and help them believe they can make a difference to the world in which they live.
We also welcome those of you who are looking to join us in Year 12 but we do have a dedicated Sixth Form evening on Thursday 26 October 2023 which you might find more useful to attend. Testimonials from Sixth Form students can be viewed here.
The evening on 5 October 2023 will run from 4:30PM-7:00PM. Feel free to tour the school during this time. We recommend spending at least one hour at the school to get the most out of your visit.
Our presentations detail our story, our vision, and our values and give an insight into student life at our school.
There are three presentation times available:
*Please note that bookings for the presentation slots are now SOLD OUT but you will still be able to tour the school.
You can view our current school prospectus by visiting our school website.
Bosworth Academy is part of the LiFE Multi Academy Trust and you can learn more about the Real LiFE Curriculum here.
More details about the open evening can be found at Open Evening 5 October 2023.
Year 11 Bosworth Academy students and staff celebrated some wonderful results at GCSE level. With Ofqual ensuring GCSE outcomes return to pre-pandemic 2019 levels the high grades achieved today are significant.
Though this year’s cohort of year 11 have seen learning disrupted through the pandemic they have risen to the challenge of examinations returning nearly to normal.
“It was amazing to see so many happy students this morning, celebrating their results with their parents, carers and friends. Our year 11 students have shown real purpose these last few years in wanting to achieve above and beyond what they thought possible. They showed such determination, resilience and tenacity in rising to the challenge of 2023 exams, which Ofqual have ensured are now comparable with pre-pandemic 2019 outcomes.
I’m proud of how they have engaged in so many aspects of wider school life, remaining optimistic and motivated to overcome the challenges they had to face during a turbulent secondary education.
I’d like to thank our superb, dedicated team of staff, who have inspired and supported our students to achieve great things, at times helping students to overcome such adversity. We all wish our year 11 students success in the future, many of whom we’ll be welcoming into our successful Sixth Form next week.”
Simon Brown, Headteacher
“We are so proud of how students have done this year. Throughout their time with us they have demonstrated excellent character and citizenship, overcoming obstacles to achieve success. It was very clear, throughout the examination series, that students had grown into mature and responsible young adults and we cannot wait to see the incredible contributions they will make to society in the future.”
Tom Worn, Assistant Headteacher; Key Stage 4
Some individual successes and quotes from students:
- Amy DeCort achieved grades of 99999999998
“I’m feeling very good. I was very nervous about the whole thing and it’s such a relief.”
- Avani Geevakumar achieved grades of 99999999887
“I have done really well and it is better than I expected.”
- Riam Jain achieved grades of 99999998887
“Feel ever so good, a bit better than what I expected.”
- Enya Kanabar achieved grades of 99999988876
“I’m surprised how well I have done.”
- Rhea Attwal achieved grades of 99999888888D2*
“I’m really happy as I have worked really hard.”
- Justin Brown achieved grades of 99999888866
His father, Nick Brown said: “It’s a stunning performance, he’s knocked it out of the park.”
- Anisa Damania achieved grades of 9999888877
“I’ve done really well. It’s better than what I expected.”
- Sharon Bhinder achieved grades of 999888877MD2
“This is more than I expected, I’ve done really good.”
- Casper Baxter achieved grades of 9998888775
“I’m feeling really good and surprised with my results.”
- Kanishk Krishna achieved grades of 99988887776
“I’m feeling ecstatic and jubilant. I didn’t expect these results at all. I rate these results.”
- Tom Gallagher achieved grades of 99888887766
“I’m very happy with my results, my hard work has paid off.”
- Lily Groocock achieved grades of 9988888777
“I’m well happy as I anticipated it would have been worse. I feel really surprised.”
All students listed above will continue on with their studies at A Level at Bosworth Academy.
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.