Students at Kettering Buccleuch Academy (KBA) are celebrating today following the awarding of their GCSE grades.
This year, as with A Levels, GCSEs were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. 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 the school include:
- Emily Allitt, who was awarded nine Grade 9s;
- Jess Breen, who was awarded seven Grade 9s and two Grade 8s;
- Lilly Greasley, who was awarded seven Grade 9s and two Grade 8s;
- Lucy Willis, who was awarded seven Grade 9s and two Grade 8s;
- Cara Pearson, who was awarded six Grade 9s and three Grade 8s;
- Jamie Macleavy, who was awarded five Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and one Grade 7;
- Leah Martin, who was awarded five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and two Grade 7s;
- Robert Taylor, who was awarded five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, one Grade 7 and one Grade 6.
For one Year 11 student at the academy, Niall Ferry, today is particularly notable as it also marks his birthday. Niall was awarded three Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and two Grade 7s. Also in Year 11 are the Jaworski twins, Jakub and Maciej, who between them were awarded four Grade 9s, one Grade 8, nine Grade 7s and two Grade 6s.
Today’s celebrations follow on from those enjoyed by Sixth Formers at the academy earlier this week when they received their A Level results. Many of these Year 13s are set to join top Russell Group universities in the autumn, including Esele Okondo to read Medicine at the University of Oxford and Frankjel Hernandez to read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
Congratulating the students on their GCSE qualifications, Dino Di Salvo, Principal at KBA said:
“It is always a pleasure to see students receiving their GCSE awards. Across the academy, students and staff have worked incredibly hard over the past eighteen months, whether it was by learning from home, sitting assessments or, in the case of staff, working as part of the Oak National Academy initiative. Every student who received their awards today should be congratulated on how they have risen to the challenges of recent months.
“Earlier this week we enjoyed seeing our A Level students accept places at their first-choice universities and we look forward to welcoming the vast majority of today’s GCSE successes back to our thriving Sixth Form in September.”