GCSE Results across the Cabot Learning Federation

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Cabot Learning Federation

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GCSE Results across the Cabot Learning Federation

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

Sally Apps, Executive Principal at the Cabot Learning Federation, said: “After what has been a highly unusual time, with different pressures to usual, we are exceptionally proud of our students’ achievements. Their consistent hard work has enabled so many of them to take their next steps in education and training, with some exciting destinations. It is heartening to see that the work of our students, their teachers, the adults that support them in school and those in their homes and communities is helping their ambitions to be realised, especially at a time of such uncertainty. We are proud of their resilience, the resilience of our families and communities and all they have achieved together.”

Here are our GCSE results from across our Federation:

Broadoak Academy

Today’s GCSE results at Broadoak Academy are a testament to the hard-work, faith, trust and perseverance of our young people. In another disrupted year of education, Broadoak Academy students stepped up to the challenges and, together with their families and teachers, were determined to, and did, achieve their very best. It is definitely a day to celebrate their resilience and congratulate each one of them for their achievements.

Kathleen McGillycuddy, Principal of Broadoak Academy, said: “What a fantastic year group with great results that will support them take their next steps in life. These young people have kept their focus, their sense of perspective and their belief that it would all work out in the end. I am proud of them all and they should be thrilled with their achievements. If they can navigate a pandemic then they can conquer the world! I’m excited to hear about their future successes and to see them flourish further in their colleges, schools and work places.

“It’s also been great to see our family of schools grow in strength too here in Weston and we are excited to see more of our students take up places at our post16 provision in Winterstoke Hundred Academy – securing successful post 16 provision for all our young people is very much our focus now. Today, however, is all about celebrating Year 11s – brilliant young people!”

Hans Price Academy

Tony Searle, Principal at Hans Price Academy, said: “The students at Hans Price Academy have worked phenomenally hard during the past two years.  The impact of the pandemic on our communities has been profound, and during this time it has been a source of constant inspiration watching our young people thrive, despite everything going on around them.  We should not underestimate the strength of character, courage and resilience they have shown to achieve the results they have and we should look forward with great excitement to the future that lies in front of them.

“I am incredibly proud of the students and staff at Hans Price.  Staff have approached the grading process with integrity, rigour and consummate professionalism. Students have approached their assessments with determination, hard work and fortitude.  As a result, they have truly earned their grades and we wish them well for the future.”

City Academy Bristol

City Academy Bristol is proud to share our excellent results from this academic year. Our students have embodied the school values of honesty, grit and team spirit in the most challenging set of circumstances. A number of students have achieved top grades at the Academy, which can be attributed to all the hard work of the CAB community.

Ben Tucker, Interim Principal, said “I am immensely proud of the efforts of all of our students, parents and staff and I look forward to leading the Academy in the next step of its journey. Today has been fantastic to see students open their results and achieve the grades they have worked so hard for, grades that will allow them to access the next stage in their education. Students have been accepted to the full range of courses in providers across the city and I am excited to hear about their continued progress and contributions to our community.”

Hanham Woods Academy

Steve Kneller, Principal, said: “Students at Hanham Woods Academy have achieved excellent results this year despite completing their GCSE’s during a global pandemic. Their ability to be adaptable and swap between home learning and in-school learning has been extraordinary, their resilience has been remarkable and their positivity throughout is a credit to them and their families. All of our students deserve praise for their results.”

Worthy of special mention at HWA are:

Ashleigh Bristow                     9,9,8,8,8,8,8,7,L2D

Callie Broadbear                     9,9,9,9,9,7,7,7,L2D*

Nathan Firmin             9,9,9,8,7,6,6,5,L2D*

Kiera Horswell             9,9,9,9,8,8,8,8,L2D*

Lily Kenway                             9,9,8,8,8,7,7,7,L2D*

Erin Kilday                               9,9,9,9,8,8,7,7,7

Bethan Rayner            9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,8,8

Ahmed Tabraiz                        9,8,8,8,8,8,7,7,L2D

Kayleigh Young                        9,9,9,9,9,9,7,7,L2D*

Bristol Futures Academy (BFA) at Snowdon Village

Once again, Snowdon Village has seen an improvement on attainment across the curriculum, with notable achievements in Art and English, with several students achieving grades 5-7. City School should also be recognised for seeing a big increase in the number of children securing GSCEs and vocational qualifications this year.

The breadth of qualifications being secured by children across SV has widened further this year with more children being awarded GCSEs in Science, Sociology, PE and Citizenship as well as vocational qualifications in Construction, Catering, Hair and Beauty. Perhaps one of the most exciting new qualifications to be awarded this year is the Duke of Edinburgh award, which has enabled many of our children to experience the wider world around them and give them an opportunity to enhance their cultural capital.

Alex Davies, Principal of Snowden Village, said: “Every student at Snowdon Village has secured a good destination at post-16. This is a huge achievement and the children should feel immensely proud of how far they have travelled. We look forward to seeing them at their new destinations in September and hearing how well they get on in the future. All of our students have done well both academically and in terms of their personal development and we are proud of every one of them.”

Students who have notable academic achievements are:

Peter Walsh (HQ) who was awarded a 6 in English Language, 5 in Science, 5 in Maths and a 4 in Sociology GCSE

Steph Terraforte (BFA) who was awarded a 7 in Art, 5 in English Language and a 4 in Maths GCSE.

Amy Spoors (BFA) who was awarded 6 in Art, 5 in English Language and a 5 in Maths GCSE.

Harvey Johnson (BFA) who was awarded a 5 in Art, Maths and English Language GCSE.

Marshall Murphy (BFA) who was awarded 6 in Art, 4 in Maths and a 3 in English GCSE.

John Cabot Academy

John Cabot Academy is pleased to announce some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSEs and other qualifications this summer.

For example, Faith and Zayd, who have achieved grades 8 & 9 in all of their GCSEs, far exceeding their targets, and L’Shonte who joined us late in her GCSE career and flourished at JCA, achieving a strong set of results.

Kate Willis, Principal, said: “We are incredibly proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future. I would like to thank parents and carers for their support for our academy, one another and their children over the last 5 years.”

Bristol Brunel Academy

We would like to congratulate all of our students for their excellent examination results, we are incredibly proud of how hard they worked throughout a challenging time.  We thank all our staff for their professionalism and commitment through unprecedented times to ensure that students were supported to achieve the grades they deserved.

Principal Jon Jones said: “Our class of 2021 have experienced challenges like no other year group, with disruption caused by the pandemic to both years of their Key Stage 4. Throughout this turbulent period, they have faced these challenges with resilience and courage. I feel exceptionally proud of what they have achieved and the future pathways they embark upon. We always welcome the majority of our students back into CLF Post 16 so I look forward to seeing them all next year, enrolment is open from today.”

We are delighted for all our students and would like to highlight a selection to celebrate:

Soban Irfan made the most progress across their time at Bristol Brunel Academy and leaves us with some superb results including 5 grade 9s.

Many of our students achieved high, enabling grades, including:

Azra Rahman who achieved 5 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and a grade 7.

Nathaniel Angell who achieved 5 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 4 grade 7s.

Arun Rowland who achieved 5 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and a grade 6.

A huge well done to everyone, and the best of luck for the future.

Bristol Metropolitan Academy

Bristol Metropolitan Academy students have been rightly celebrating their achievements this morning.  On another atypical results day we have enjoyed seeing our Year 11 back on site to collect their envelopes and seeing them being able to rightly celebrate their successes.

This has been an incredibly difficult year for our Year 11 students and followed the large-scale disruption to their Year 10 time. Through no fault of their own, they have not been able to complete their schooling in the “usual” way and have had to constantly adapt and react to the changing world around them.  Despite all of these challenges the students, supported by their families and teachers, opened their results and started the next phase of their educational journey.  Today the staff at Bristol Met focused on ensuring that every student is secured on their Post-16 pathway, helping them take the next step in life.

Cameron Shaw, Principal of Bristol Met, described the atmosphere on site this morning as overwhelmingly positive, which is testament to this cohort of student’s attitude throughout the pandemic.

He said: “The pandemic has been incredibly challenging for everyone in the country and specifically for this cohort of students who have faced so much uncertainty and speculation across 18 months.  Today allows those students some finality and opens the next stage of their journeys.  Lots of smiles and success today and we wish our cohort all the best for the months ahead.”

King’s Oak Academy

The staff and academy councillors of King’s Oak congratulate our Year 11 students who today received their GCSE and BTEC results.  Their excellent grades are the result of hard work and commitment.  Our Year 11 cohort experienced disruption to their learning through their last two years at King’s Oak.  To their credit they have taken the challenges that resulted from the pandemic in their stride.

Katherine Ogden, Principal, said: “I also wish to pay tribute to the parents and carers of our Year 11 students.  They have been so supportive of our students as they coped with switching backwards and forwards from on site to online learning over the last two years.

“We wish all of our students the best for the future and look forward to hearing of their future successes as they move into Post 16 learning.”

Digitech Studio School

Digitech Studio School Bristol is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSEs, BTECs and other qualifications this summer. Top students including Amy Schofield and Josh Ridsdale leave with an impressive array of qualifications.

The results in arts and BTEC subjects have been excellent again this year.

Lis Jolley, the school’s principal, said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. There have been lots of smiling faces this morning as students secure the grades that they worked so hard for. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

Note to editors:

Since 2009 the CLF has developed from a small Bristol-based secondary education partnership to an instinctively collaborative ambitious organisation of over 20 schools, serving the educational needs of over 12,000 children and young people aged 3 to 19. The trust also includes a Maths Hub, Initial Teacher Training and is a founding partner in the Five Counties Teaching School hub Alliance. The trust is sponsored by the University of the West of England and Rolls-Royce PLC. CLF academies are based in three 3-19 clusters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.




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