Achievement in the Primary Phase 2018
Primary Performance Data
Achievement at GCSE 2019
Celebrations are underway at Swindon Academy, after students achieved another strong set of GCSE results. 61% of students achieved five or more good passes (grade 4 or above) including English and maths.
There were also a number of individual successes including:
- Aarjavi Maheshwari who achieved six Grade 9s, one Grade 8, one Grade 6 and a Distinction;
- Vlad Creanga who achieved three Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, three Grade 7s and two Distinctions;
- Zara Bourne who achieved three Grade 8s, one Grade 7, four Grade 6s and a Distinction;
- Rasik Chhetri who achieved five Grade 8s, three Grade 7s, one Distinction* and a Distinction;
- Ben Bicknell who achieved four Grade 8s, three Grade 6s, one Distinction* and a Distinction.
These results follow last week’s strong A Level results when 26% of entries achieved A* to B grades.
Ruth Robinson, Executive Principal of Swindon Academy, said:
“Once again the hard work of our students and staff has produced another very good set of results. I would like to congratulate everyone on their achievements today which they so thoroughly deserve. For many, these results will give them the basis for a successful two years in our Sixth Form which, as last week’s results showed, is going from strength to strength.
“We will begin the new academic year buoyed by these results and look forward to another successful year at Swindon Academy.”
Zara Bourne said:
“I got a grade 8 in maths! I have no idea how that happened but I’m delighted with the result. I’m really pleased with my Distinction* in PE, I knew I had that already but it’s great to see it along with my other results.”
Ben Bicknell said:
“I joined Swindon Academy in Year 8 and it was the best decision ever made. I got a Distinction* in Music, that’s insane! I’m also proud of my English grade. I was really struggling but I worked really hard and pulled it back; without the teachers this wouldn’t have been possible, I’m so grateful. I’ve been accepted into the STEM Grammar Stream in Sixth Form so I’m also really excited about that!”
Ben Bicknell’s mum said:
“The passion of the teachers at Swindon Academy is incredible. They are installing a passion for learning in children, not just teaching them. I have never seen a school with so many passionate staff; it’s inspiring and has been hugely beneficial for my son.”
Rasik Chhetri said:
“I’m so chuffed with my science grades; I got a grade 8 in biology, chemistry and physics. I worked really hard and it’s paid off! I’m going to study biology, chemistry and maths in the STEM Grammar Stream here and then I want to go to university to study Dentistry.”
“I’m shocked and delighted with my grades, particularly English and Geography and a distinction in Drama. I’m really thankful for the effort that the teachers have put in to helping me get these grades. They have come in during the holidays and run extra classes before and after school. I’m really lucky to have such a dedicated team of teachers.”
KS4 2018 Performance Data
Achievement at A-Level 2019
UNIVERSITY SUCCESS FOR SWINDON ACADEMY SIXTH FORMERS
~ Another strong set of A Level and vocational results at the school, with an increase in the top A Level grades for students ~
~ More than half of students gained places at their first choice university ~
Students at Swindon Academy are celebrating today after receiving their A Level and vocational results, as well as some excellent university places.
Across the school’s Sixth Form, there was an increase in the number of top grades being achieved at A Level. 26% of entries achieved A* to B grades, a significant increase on last year’s results of 7%. This means that more students achieved the grades they needed to take up their university offers.
Results were also strong for vocational courses, with 62% of entries achieving the highest possible grades of Distinction or Distinction*. In particular, Swindon Academy’s Cheltenham Town FC students performed very well, with many achieving the top grades of Distinction* and Distinction in the Sport Extended Diploma.
Many of the academy’s Sixth Formers will be the first generation in their families to go onto university, with 61% of them this year successfully achieving their first choice places.
Among the individual student successes were:
- Jack, who achieved Distinction*BC and is taking up a place at Swansea University to study Chemical Engineering;
- Maisie, who achieved AAD and is going to the University of South Wales to study Film;
- Ryan, who achieved BBB and is going to read Astrophysics at the University of Bath.
Ruth Robinson, Executive Principal of the Swindon and Nova Hreod Academies, said:
“Our Sixth Formers can take great pride in their achievements today, as a fitting reward for their hard work, ambition and determination over many years of study. It is particularly pleasing that students have not only achieved more of the top A Level grades than last year, but that this has enabled so many of them to secure the university places of their choice.
“Importantly, this sort of success in the Sixth Form cascades down throughout our school, inspiring our younger students to strive to achieve just as highly. We look forward to building on these achievements as we welcome a new cohort this September and continue to take the Sixth Form from strength to strength.”