Delight at academy over A-level results improvement

Abigail Fossett and Emma Stanbridge with their results at Felixstowe Academy.

Abigail Fossett and Emma Stanbridge with their results at Felixstowe Academy. - Credit: Archant

Ten per cent more students achieved the highest grades at Felixstowe Academy’s sixth form this year.

Sixth former Letitia Butcher opens her results at Felixstowe Academy.

Sixth former Letitia Butcher opens her results at Felixstowe Academy. - Credit: Archant

Senior staff announced that the number of its 49 students achieving A* to C was 66%, compared with 56% last summer, while the number achieving A* to E remained level at 95%.

In Maths, 80% of students achieved A* to C grades while the academy Science Department was celebrating excellent results for A-Level students, with 75% of Physics and 60% of Chemistry students achieving A* to B grades.

It was also a successful year for students studying Sociology, German, PE, Geography and Production Design as all students achieved A* to C grades. In Sociology 40% of students achieved A* grades.

All students studying A-level Literature achieving A* to C grades and 60% of English Language students achieving A* to B grades.  The introduction of the Creative Writing A Level course to the academy subject portfolio was a massive success with all students achieving A* to B grades.

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Felixstowe Academy principal Andrew Salter said: “I am delighted that the hard work our students put into their studies once again this year has produced results that they and we can all be proud of.

“The Vocational results have once again performed highly and we have seen a significant increase in the academic A-level results, particularly with the higher grades.

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“I am delighted that so many of our students have been rewarded with results reflecting their hard work and dedication to succeed at the highest level enabling them to go onto further studies at university or into their chosen employment route.

“These results reflect the original comments that the Ofsted team reported, giving us a ‘Good’ for our sixth form in their original report.

“We have a small but good sixth form where we strive to give more individualised support, to know our sixth form students and to ensure that we create a positive atmosphere in which everyone who works hard, and wants to, can achieve and realise their potential.

“I want to take this opportunity to wish all our students well in the future and to say a huge thank you, on their behalf, to all the staff at the academy who have helped and guided them to their individual successes once again this year.”

Director of sixth form, Darryl James said: “These results confirm that we are now improving both our academic qualifications as well as our vocational and are indeed offering good provision to all our students including those who have undertaken courses equivalent to GCSEs. 

“The progress made by students in all areas is pleasing and plans to further improve bode well for our academy.’   

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