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Students Celebrate GCSE Results

Students are celebrating today after collecting some impressive results in their GCSE exams.

The Academy has proved it is well on track after its first year, as almost 50 per cent of students gained five GCSE A* to C. This is a 20 per cent increase on the pass rate of the Academy's predecessor Corby Community College and demonstrates the successful transition made by  students.

The results are testament to the hard work and dedication put in by students and staff during  the Academy's first academic year.

Principal Dr Andrew Campbell said: "As a collective the students have put in a very strong performance in the first year and we have laid the foundations for continued success.

"We have had very good results from a number of students, many of whom will stay with us and continue their academic  studies in our Sixth Form."

Students Charmaine Moss and Natasha Clark (pictured)  gained a clutch of A and B grades between them including the new classification of distinction star in BTEC  Public Services for Charmaine.

Charmaine who hopes to eventually pursue a career in forensic science said: "I did not think I was going to do so well. I am so pleased that I can now go on to further my studies and aim for my forensic science career."

Natasha, who well be studying photojournalism said: "It was worth all the hard work and I would like to thank the teachers who have all been great and given me a lot of support."

Students studying  the  Academy's business specialism also did well.

Gary-Junior Grant gained a distinction star in BTEC Travel and Tourism and BTEC Business (as well as 6 GCSEs at Grade B). Gary-Junior is one of three students who received the new classification of distinction star at BTEC level.

He said: "My results were brilliant and I am really pleased. I am looking forward to starting the CBA Sixth Form where I hope to do even better."

The results follow a successful Sixth Form results day last week.

83 per cent of Year 13 students passed their Level 3 BTEC courses and the students who applied to University secured their first choice place or are continuing in their present employment.

Year 12 students also received AS results and, along with their ongoing positive performance in their  BTEC courses, the signs for the future are very encouraging, particularly in the Academy's specialist business-related subjects.