Academy hails pupils’ ‘incredible success’
FALLIBROOME Academy has hailed this year’s results as ‘incredibly successful’.
Under the new examination regime, 89pc of students achieved grade four or higher in English and 83pc in Maths while 80pc of students achieved five GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade C/4.
This success has been replicated right across the curriculum with an astonishing 36pc of grades being scored as either A*/A or 9/8/7.
Behind the examination statistics are some individual success stories.
Jed Hunter achieved eight grades at B or C despite the huge personal challenges that he faced.
Tom Brindley worked incredibly hard to achieve seven grades at A*-C while also competing with the GB sailing team.
Nathanial Costigan’s appearance on the list of students with nine or more A* grades is all the more extraordinary considering his visual impairment and his Paralympic swimming commitments.
Lily Cawley’s determination to succeed despite her physical disabilities is evidenced in her excellent results, including Grade 9s in both English Language and English Literature.
Howard Xu secured six grades at A or A* despite having English as a second language.
Daniel Evans and Freya Spooner also did remarkably well despite suffering from ill health during Year 11.
Peter Rubery, Fallibroome Trust CEO, said: “Fallibroome has a proud record of returning excellent examination outcomes and this year has been no exception.
“We are delighted that the hard work of our staff and students has paid off so spectacularly.
“Many of our students will be rejoining us in the Sixth Form in the weeks ahead and we look forward to continuing to support them through their A-Level programmes. Others will leave to pursue other courses and opportunities and they do so with our best wishes and our thanks for their contribution to the school over the last five years.
Francis Power, headteacher, said: “Students and their teachers deserve congratulations for achieving such positive results at a time of immense uncertainty.
“These results are a testament to the hard work of a terrific group of students and are the icing on the cake for the Trust as we have had a year of achievement across our Primary and Secondary schools.
A spokesman for the school said: “We are incredibly proud of the hard work that was done by so many of our students, many of whom have made remarkable progress since joining us in Year 7.”
All smiles: George Dickens, Abigail Wheeler and Frederick Clitheroe
Success: Toby Ward, Harry Brown and Rory Allen