Star students excel at Winterbourne Academy in GCSEs
STUDENTS at Winterbourne International Academy have achieved an impressive set of GCSE results with a high number of star students excelling in their exams.
Taking into account English and maths, 66 per cent of students achieved five or more grades of A* to C and overall 84 per cent earned five or more grades of A* to C in their subjects.
Of the grades awarded, 27 per cent were A* or As, with 28 students achieving ten or more A* and A grades.
A number of the 16-year-olds scored As in optional subjects they took during lunch-times, including Melani Vijayakumar, Hannah Clark and Joseph Paddon, who achieved three A* or A grades in French, German and Spanish, one of the academy’s specialisms.
Olympic torch-bearer Jess Hopton, who won the under-17 National Badminton Championship earlier in the year, gained two A*s and eight As.
Billy Smith, who has been competing internationally in taekwondo, ensured his success in the martial arts fields was matched academically with three A*s, four As, three Bs and one C.
Billy plans to study maths, business, geography and law in sixth form.
Year 10 student Xinyu Shen, 15, took a number of qualifications early and had already found out she achieved an A in AS maths last week and an A* in science a few months ago.
But on Thursday, she was told she had also gained an A* in GCSE maths and A* in GCSE Chinese.
Academy principal Rob Evans said: "It is pleasing to see the individual success stories of our students at the time when the standards expected have risen across the country."
Dr Rob Gibson, chief executive principal, said the results reflected the high quality of provision provided by the federation’s two academies at Winterbourne and Yate.
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