A-Level results the perfect platform for Wye Valley School to become Bourne End Academy

A-Level improvements for school ahead of big transofrmation

A-Level improvements for school ahead of big transofrmation

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IMPROVING A-Level results at a Bourne End secondary school will be the perfect platform for students when the school is transformed next month.

The Wye Valley School in New Road has faced an uphill battle since being placed in special measures in 2013, but the schools headteacher believes their recent results show they are heading in the right direction.

The school will have a complete transformation in September when they become an academy and change their name to the Bourne End Academy.

Last week, students in both Year 12 and 13 discovered their results, with improvements recorded in both year groups.

In Year 13 there was an improvement in the percentage of students achieving A* - A, and A* - B, while 99 per cent of students achieved A* - E.

Seven students from the year group achieved grades A* - B in all of their three subjects, and head boy Bruno Russell achieved 2 A*s (including one in an EPQ) and an A and B.

Results for AS students were also impressive with an increase of nine per cent of students achieving A – C, while 87 per cent of students achieved an A* - E.

Headteacher Andrea Jacobson said: “These figures represent further progress for The Wye Valley School Sixth Form.

“The improvement is based on a lot of hard work by young people and teachers alike.

“We are very proud of all the students who have achieved so much this summer and wish all our students who are leaving us at the end of Year 13 every success with their future.

“The Year 12 students will be returning to our school, with its new name Bourne End Academy, where these results will be an excellent platform to achieve their aspirations next summer.”

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12:12pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Wyenot says...

a big well done to all the students and teachers who have worked hard to achieve these results. It could have been so easy to give up with so much negativity aimed at the school and I hope this gives a boost to all the other students that no matter what is happening around you, it's you that makes the difference.
a big well done to all the students and teachers who have worked hard to achieve these results. It could have been so easy to give up with so much negativity aimed at the school and I hope this gives a boost to all the other students that no matter what is happening around you, it's you that makes the difference. Wyenot
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2:00pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Dad of 6 says...

Congratulations to all sixth form students achieving their goals. What will be more interesting if there is actually a sixth form at the school come September after less than 10 students attending the Induction Days held recently.....

I wonder how the year 11 GCSE results will fare after them bearing the brunt of the Schools' Special Measures status....
Congratulations to all sixth form students achieving their goals. What will be more interesting if there is actually a sixth form at the school come September after less than 10 students attending the Induction Days held recently..... I wonder how the year 11 GCSE results will fare after them bearing the brunt of the Schools' Special Measures status.... Dad of 6
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2:15pm Mon 18 Aug 14

wycombechick says...

Still a load of chavs that go there...No exam results or name change will ever change that!
Still a load of chavs that go there...No exam results or name change will ever change that! wycombechick
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3:14pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Knowitallnewby says...

wycombechick wrote:
Still a load of chavs that go there...No exam results or name change will ever change that!
What perfect school did you go to then?
[quote][p][bold]wycombechick[/bold] wrote: Still a load of chavs that go there...No exam results or name change will ever change that![/p][/quote]What perfect school did you go to then? Knowitallnewby
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12:51pm Thu 21 Aug 14

wycombechick says...

Knowitallnewby wrote:
wycombechick wrote:
Still a load of chavs that go there...No exam results or name change will ever change that!
What perfect school did you go to then?
No school is perfect! I never claimed that. Wye Valley is the slum of all slums. People avoid that school like that plauge...Fact!
[quote][p][bold]Knowitallnewby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wycombechick[/bold] wrote: Still a load of chavs that go there...No exam results or name change will ever change that![/p][/quote]What perfect school did you go to then?[/p][/quote]No school is perfect! I never claimed that. Wye Valley is the slum of all slums. People avoid that school like that plauge...Fact! wycombechick
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8:16pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Dad of 6 says...

*plague
*plague Dad of 6
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1:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Marlow Mum says...

Interestingly, there is still no news on the GCSE results. Strange when the school was so keen to publicise the A-Level ones...
Can anyone shed any light?
Interestingly, there is still no news on the GCSE results. Strange when the school was so keen to publicise the A-Level ones... Can anyone shed any light? Marlow Mum
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8:23am Thu 28 Aug 14

Dad of 6 says...

Marlow Mum wrote:
Interestingly, there is still no news on the GCSE results. Strange when the school was so keen to publicise the A-Level ones...
Can anyone shed any light?
Apparently this years GCSE results were the worst in the schools' history.... (Although I could be wrong?!) hardly surprising really and your heart has to go out to the poor year 11's who bore the brunt of the schools' special measures status. Utterly unfair. Funny how the school aren't forthcoming with the official results huh?
[quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: Interestingly, there is still no news on the GCSE results. Strange when the school was so keen to publicise the A-Level ones... Can anyone shed any light?[/p][/quote]Apparently this years GCSE results were the worst in the schools' history.... (Although I could be wrong?!) hardly surprising really and your heart has to go out to the poor year 11's who bore the brunt of the schools' special measures status. Utterly unfair. Funny how the school aren't forthcoming with the official results huh? Dad of 6
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10:47am Thu 28 Aug 14

Marlow Mum says...

Hmmmm, that's what I'd heard re the GCSE results too. I feel gutted for the Y11 kids who've had to cope with all the changes; the wondrous planned turnaround under the new management team simply hasn't happened. As I understand it, yet more key staff left over the summer.
I truly hope the situation improves so that all the kids stuck in the catchment area can get a decent education...
Hmmmm, that's what I'd heard re the GCSE results too. I feel gutted for the Y11 kids who've had to cope with all the changes; the wondrous planned turnaround under the new management team simply hasn't happened. As I understand it, yet more key staff left over the summer. I truly hope the situation improves so that all the kids stuck in the catchment area can get a decent education... Marlow Mum
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