Exam Results round up

Exam results round up from some of our local schools and academies…


GCSE students at Abbots Bromley School are again celebrating academic success.

The GCSE results published today follow the excellent A Level achievements of last week, reinforcing the school’s continuing growing reputation as one of the region’s top educational providers.

100% of our students achieved at least 5 A* – C with an impressive 35% of all papers taken achieving the coveted A* – A grade. Again the school achieved 100% A – E in all subjects with over 55% of examination papers exceeding their baseline predicted grade.

There were some notable personal performances with Francesca Hardwick achieving 11 A* and 1 A, Madison Seed 9 A* and 2 A and Salix White 1 A* and 8 A. There was also an impressive 100% A* – C pass rate in Further Mathematics, Chemistry, History, Science, German, Music, PE, Drama, Chinese, Art, Photography and Dance.

Abbots Bromley School’s Executive Head, Victoria Musgrave, said:

‘Following last week’s success at A level, these results clearly show what we, as a non-selective school can achieve. The hard work of our students, staff and wonderfully supportive parents has been justly rewarded and I am truly delighted with what has been achieved today. Ultimately, these results will provide an excellent platform on which they can continue their academic studies and so fulfil their true potential.’



St. Dominic’s Priory School in Stone – GCSE Exam Results 2016

The students and staff at St. Dominic’s are celebrating once again as they receive this year’s GCSE results. The pass rate across all subjects was 100% with 90% of students gaining more than 5 subjects at A* – C .   64% of all subject entries were at Grade A*-B

Particular mention must be made of Bethany Barrett who achieved A*/A grades in 11 subjects (6A*s and 5A’s). All candidates achieved A*/A in French and Art, A*-B in History and only one candidate scored lower than A*/A in Geography and Spanish.  All results, except one, in Religious Studies were at grades A* -B.

Headteacher, Rebecca Harrison commented,

“I am incredibly proud of all our students and staff. Once again their hard work has resulted in superb GCSE examination results.  Our pupils have a wide range of abilities and are continually encouraged and guided to reach their full potential. I would like to encourage them to build on today’s success as they move on to the next stage of their educational journey.”

Congratulations to everyone.



The JCB Academy GCSE Results

Once again students at The JCB Academy have achieved very positive outcomes in their GCSE results, with over 67% achieving A*-C grades in English and mathematics.  The staff and students have worked extremely hard and students have made a great progress across all their core subjects. The academy also excelled in business, one of the key specialist areas with an 87% pass rate at A*-C grade. The academy follows the ‘standard’ core curriculum subjects of English, mathematics and science but students also get to study engineering and business related subjects at an OCR level, equivalent to GCSE.

Principal, Jim Wade, said:

“It is very pleasing to see that for the second year running over 85% of students achieved an A*-C in mathematics, a course so important to progressing as an engineering or business leader.”



One of the top performing students at The JCB Academy was Isabel Fitzgerald from Hilton in Derby, who gained an impressive eight GCSEs: seven A*s and one A. Isabel also gained an OCR level 2 distinction* and two OCR level 2 merits in the engineering related subjects. A delighted Isabel said:

“I’m so happy with my results, they’re so much better than I ever could have hoped for!”


Another top performing student was Oliver Morgan from Oakamoor, who also gained eight GCSEs: three A*s, four As and a B. Oliver also gained two OCR level 2 distinctions, one level 2 merit and a level 2 pass in the engineering related subjects. Oliver was over-joyed with his results, saying:

“I’m extremely pleased with my results. Two years ago I could have never imagined that I would get A* in both English literature and English language! Amazing – I could not have wished for better results.”

Other top performing students included Ethan Dakin from Stoke-on-Trent, who gained three A*s, three As, one B, one C. Ethan also gained two OCR level 2 distinctions, one merit and one pass in the engineering related subjects. Harry Jones from Ashbourne gained two A*s, five As, one C and four OCR level 2 grades, two as a merit and two at a pass level. Ben Jones from Derby gained seven As and one B at GCSE level and two distinctions and two merits at OCR level 2 grade.

Some of the students’ results secured their apprenticeship offers. Mitchell Stanley from Stoke-on-Trent was beaming with joy after achieving better than expected grades which secured his apprenticeship offer at Orbital UK. Mitchell gained an A in business and a B in mathematics, science and both English literature and English language. There were other great apprenticeship achievements: Roy Lowes secured an engineering apprenticeship at Volkswagen in Derby, Christopher Golding gained an engineering apprenticeship at Bri-Stor Systems in Hixon and Harry Meyrick secured an apprenticeship at KMF in Newcastle-under-Lyme.



Abbotsholme Pupils Achieve Individual Academic Success at A Level

Pupils, teachers and staff at Abbotsholme are celebrating after the school achieved some excellent individual A Level results, with nearly 81% of pupils achieving A*- C grades at A Level, and 94% achieving A*- E. In addition A* and A grades have risen by over14% since last year.

“Congratulations to all our pupils on a great set of results and some incredible individual successes.

Our results were excellent especially in the fields of English, Geography and Physics where 100% pass rates were achieved, along with Art, Business Studies, Film Studies, French, Chinese, German, History and Technology.

Additionally, we have a 100 percent pass rate in our Sport, Agriculture, and Hospitality and Catering BTECS which is an outstanding result.

We are incredibly proud of all of our pupils for the hard work they have put in and the excellent attitude they have shown to study and learning.

“Credit must also go to our talented staff team for the support they have shown preparing and guiding students over the last two years.

Although we are a non-selective school and accept pupils who would not be given places to take A Levels at other schools, these results demonstrate how we continue to achieve high standards individually and across the board, and help every pupil to fulfill their potential.”



Medal Winning Results at Abbots Bromley School

Students at Abbots Bromley School have once again achieved excellent A Level results
46% achieved the top grades of A* to A with 66% A* to B

Students are also celebrating a 100% pass rate of Distinction* for BTEC Performing Arts
This has been another excellent year for all the A Level students at Abbots Bromley School. The results reflect some highly impressive personal achievements with Summer Higgs achieving an incredible 4 A* grades in her chosen subjects.

The School’s Executive Head, Victoria Musgrave, said:

‘Another year of sustained success for AB with some excellent A level results. This is confirmation of the hard work done by staff and students and the unerring support of our parents. Our AS results are also extremely positive and this bodes well for the future.’


 Aspirational Destinations

The JCB Academy has once again enabled students to go on and pursue a wide range of fantastic careers through its links with universities and business. Principal, Jim Wade, said:

“I could not be more proud of the achievements of our young people and how the experiences they have had at The JCB Academy have prepared them for university and their future careers. Students excel in engineering and business at the academy and it is especially pleasing when a subject such as English literature, not traditionally associated with The JCB Academy, enables two thirds of students to achieve A*-B grades”.

Students at the academy’s sixth form have secured some fantastic opportunities in employment and further education, but it’s not all just about engineering and business. Josh Partridge from Mickleover in Derby gained an A* in English literature as well as a B in business studies and a C in mathematics. Josh said: “I’m extremely pleased with all my results and looking forward to studying international business at Manchester University with a year in America.”


With The JCB Academy’s business links it’s no surprise that some of the students have secured fantastic apprenticeship opportunities. Louise Meredith from Stoke-on-Trent, who gained an A* and a C, is going on to a Higher Apprenticeship with JCB. Megan Goodfellow from Littleover in Derby, who gained two Cs and one B, has secured her Higher Apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover, said:

“I’m so happy with my results! The JCB Academy has helped start my amazing career at Jaguar Land Rover.”

As well as their business links The JCB Academy has developed links with some leading universities. Maclean Asis from Alvaston in Derby is going on to study engineering with business finance at University College London (UCL). Maclean, who gained A* in business studies, B in physics, A in mathematics, and an A in further mathematics, said:

“I’m extremely pleased with the results I have achieved, knowing that all my efforts were worth it in the end. I hope that this is just the beginning of my career and that I continue my hard work at UCL!”

Tim Glover from Branston in Burton-upon-Trent, who gained an A in mathematics and an A (OCR Level 3) in engineering, is off to study aeronautical engineering at Loughborough University. Tim said:

“My time at The JCB Academy has been by far the best educational experience that I have had. All of the staff made me feel very welcome as well as providing me with experiences that I wouldn’t have even dreamt of at any other school”.

Ollie Fogg from Repton in Derby, is considering his options after receiving a fantastic set of results, gaining an impressive A* in mathematics, A in physics and an A in further mathematics.

The JCB Academy is an innovative school for students aged 14-18 with an interest in engineering and/or business. The academy has an open day on 8th October – you can register and find further information at www.jcbacademy.com