Today, students and staff at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies are joining together to celebrate the awarding of GCSE grades.
This year, as with A Levels, GCSEs were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. As part of this assessment process, students at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies sat in-class exams and completed coursework.
This morning was an excellent opportunity to congratulate students for their hard work and perseverance, particularly in the face of disruption caused by the pandemic.
Standout individual successes at Avonbourne Boys’ Academy include Mate Vizi, Edward Hardy, Mohmedanas Malek and Edward Broad. Likewise, at Avonbourne Girls’ Academy, students celebrating their qualifications include Lauren Old, Megan O’Connor, Amelie Scott, Yasmin Karakus, Isabelle Robinson and Ariana Thaneja.
Today’s news comes after the school’s Sixth Formers received their A Level grades earlier this week. Many of these Year 13s are now set to take up their places at top Russell Group universities, including University College London and the University of Southampton.
Stuart Ingram, Executive Principal at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies said:
“I am delighted for every student who is celebrating today because these qualifications are testament to their hard work over their five years here. This year of course is unlike any other so it’s not a case of comparing results with those that have been achieved by previous cohorts. Everyone here knows how far the academies have improved in recent years and we look forward to sustaining this success and building on it further in the future.
“We now have a thriving Sixth Form at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies which this week celebrated some notable individual successes at A Level. We very much look forward to welcoming many of today’s achievers back to school in September where they will be taking up their own places in our Sixth Form.”