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Best Ever GCSE Results

There have been scenes of jubilation at Kettering Science Academy as students posted the Academy’s  best ever exam results.


There have been scenes of jubilation at Kettering Science Academy as students posted the Academy’s  best ever exam results.
This year’s results have shown an improvement of more than 10% in one year and are now in line with national levels of performance, with 56% of their students getting 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths. 
Levels of progress in English have again exceeded national expectations with a significant rise in levels of progress in Maths, which brings Maths in line with national levels of performance.
These GCSE results and levels of progress are also well above the county average for Northamptonshire.
There has also been a large increase in the numbers of students making more than expected progress in English and Maths, which represents the high quality of teaching which is now typical at KSA. 
Along with the resounding success of the whole year group there have been some incredible individual performances. 
Principal Paul Davies said: “This is a stunning set of GCSE results, and no more than the students deserved.  They have worked exceptionally hard this year with their efforts matched by our dedicated and hardworking staff who strived to support students in achieving their very best.  I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our families who work in a very strong partnership with the Academy in supporting all the students.”
He added: “These results are yet another indicator that KSA has become a very good school indeed.”
High achievers included Year 11 Student, Samuel Blackman who received 8A*s and 2As, he said: “I am really happy to get these grades and some were a surprise.”
Samuel will now be staying on at Sixth Form at KSA.
Tom Winstone was more than pleased with his results after his hard saw him being rewarded with 2 A*s, 6 As and 2Bs, he said: “I am very happy, especially with my A*s and As and I am staying on to do A levels  in the Sixth Form.”
Tom’s mum, Kate Winstone added: “I am overwhelmed really and very proud of his achievements.” 
Ericka Bote was awarded 1 A* 7As and 2Bs, she said: “I am feeling really good about these results after all the hard work I put in.”
Ericka is also staying on to do A levels at KSA including biology and mathematics.
Lee Baker received 4A*s, 4 As, a B and a C, he said: “It was what I expected to get and I am ecstatic about my results and my family are very proud of me.”
Lee Baker, Adam Dougherty and Samuel Blackman were also awarded with double A* grades for their further mathematics exam.
Friends, Sophie Moss and Teresa Perez were also celebrating their results with Sophie obtaining 6As and 3Bs and Teresa with 3A*s, 6As and a B.
Teresa said: “I am very pleased with my results and in some subjects I did better than I expected to and I am very happy.”
Sophie added: “I am really pleased I have done so well.”