Hard work pays off for GCSE students

STUDENTS at Hanham Woods Academy saw their hard work rewarded with some excellent GCSE results. 

The class of 2023 were filmed by ITV Westcountry as they opened their results.

Special mention to the following students who achieved top:

Gracie B: 4 x 9s, 4 x 8s, 1 x 7; Vanessa M: 3 x 9s, 4 x 8s, 1 x 7;  Ahmed A: 2 x 9s, 4 x 8s, 3 x 7s. 

Principal Steve O’Callaghan said: “I would like to thank my amazing colleagues at the academy who work tirelessly to give students the best chance of success. We are on an improving journey and there’s still more to do to improve further; however we will take some time to celebrate with students and support them with their next steps. The class of 2023 will leave a positive legacy at the Academy and have set a high bar for next year’s cohort. We wish the students and their families every success for the future.”

 GCSE results at SBL Academy showed strong performances for English (80% grade 4+,  64% 5+) and  Maths ( 77% 4+,  63% 5+.  

Students who made strong progress include: Chloe T, Harry C, Madeline W, Charlie T, Edison G, Will A, Maisie S, Fin D, Ellie-May D, Esme B, Josh H, George S, Cody W Outstanding outcomes were achieved by: Harry C, 5 x 9s;  Zane J,  5 9s;  Ellie May D,  2 x 9s, 5 x 8s. 

Principal Dean Anderson said: “This has been an outstanding group of young people, very well supported by family, SBL staff, their peers and the wider community.   It is a great pleasure to see so many young people who are able to have the full choice of what they can do next in life.   As a school we are delighted with this excellent group and wish them all the best in the next phase of their education – they can be very proud of what they have achieved.”

 Students at IKB Academy are celebrating success in GCSEs and BTECs. 

Headteacher Pete Headeach said: |We are extremely proud of our amazing Year 11 students; they have shown resilience and hard work to secure their results and fully deserve the outcomes they have collected. 

“It was a joy to share in their achievements born out of all the hard work throughout their time at IKB and confirm their enrolment into IKB 6th Form. As a small school we really get to know our students and their families and look forward to so many students continuing their educational journey with us. 

“We are proud of all our students who have made fantastic progress through Years 10 and 11 at IKB.”

Special mention goes to Ruby with 1 x 8, 7 x 7s, 2 x 6s; Sean,  4 x 7s,  1 x  6 and 2 x  5s:  Ben,  1 x  8,  2x  7, 2 x 6s and 3 x 5s.

South Gloucestershire Council co-leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Schools, Cllr Ian Boulton, said: “A huge well done to those who have received their GCSE and other qualification results. Whatever grades you achieved, you are moving from one chapter and on to the next, and I would encourage you to look forward and to see what options you have and to make the best choices for you. I have no doubt that you will have worked hard, just as your families and all the staff in schools a have worked hard to help you prepare.”