Another Excellent Year for ALevel & BTEC Results
Students at Bourne Academy can celebrate excellent A Level & BTEC results again today. Despite the increasingly rigorous nature of both A Level and BTEC courses students have performed exceptionally well, with 52% of all grades received by students being the equivalent to the top A* & A grades. The success of the students has ensured that a majority of them have gained their first choice places at the country’s top universities.
Executive Headteacher Lucy Conley said, ‘We are once again delighted with our results, which are incredibly encouraging, with 99.2% A Level pass rate and 99% AS pass rate. The BTEC subjects have also achieved extremely well again, with a 100% pass rate. Of the BTEC grades achieved, 74% were at Distinction level and above and 98% at Merit level and above. It is very satisfying that a vast majority of our students have secured the top university course of their choice. This year many of our students have also secured places on competitive degree apprenticeship schemes with some prestigious companies. All of our students should be very proud of their achievements. They have worked diligently and persistently and I look forward to them keeping in touch and hearing about their progress as they start their lives as confident, independent adults. My congratulations also goes to the fantastic team of teachers at Bourne Academy, who have worked extremely hard to meet the needs of the challenging new A Level and BTEC courses.’
Head of Sixth Form, Rachel Double remarked, ‘I would like to congratulate all our students on their success. I am very proud that Bourne Academy students are able to pursue their talents and interests at university level in subjects as diverse as International Business, Graphic Design, Accounting and Finance, Nursing; Computer Science; Aerospace Engineering and Commercial Marketing with Advertising. These opportunities are the result of our outstanding teaching, pastoral care and career guidance. Our dedicated and hard-working students have also received great support from their parents.’
Amongst the top performers include Lucy Doubleday who achieved Distinction*; A; A (Health & Social Care; History; Sociology). Lucy will be studying Social Sciences at Durham University. Tom Green and Jack Lewis both achieving 3 A (Maths; Biology; Chemistry), with Jack Lewis moving on to study Computer Science at University of Birmingham and Tom taking a gap year. In addition, Isabelle Tooze achieved 3 A (English Lit; Geography; Psychology). At Bourne Academy the same emphasis is put on the BTEC subjects as the A Level, with the Distinction* carrying the same weighting of UCAS points as an A* at A Level and the Distinction the same weighting as a grade A at A Level. Many students study all BTECs or a mixture of both qualifications and achieve the top grades and move on to great future educational careers, including Sah Sidhartha Distinction*; A; Distinction (Science; Maths; Business); Amelia Gardner Distinction*; Distinction; Distinction (Science; Performing Arts; Sport); Katie Coleman 3 Distinctions (Art; Health & Social Care; Sport); Sam Green Distinction*; Distinction; Distinction (Music; Media; Sport), with Amelia Gardner studying Coaching & Sports Science at Nottingham Trent University and Katie Coleman studying Physical Education at University of Lincoln.