Cabot students triumph at GCSE

August 23 2021

SCHOOLS in Cabot Learning Federation are celebrating outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSEs and other qualifications this summer.

Happy faces at John Cabot Academy

Among them at John Cabot Academy, Faith and Zayd earned grades 8 and 9 in all of their GCSEs, far exceeding their targets, and L’Shonte, who joined the school late in her GCSE career and flourished, achieved a strong set of results.

Kate Willis, principal, said: “We are incredibly proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress. I would like to thank parents and carers for their support for our academy, one another and their children over the last five years.”

 At King’s Oak Academy, results rewarded students' hard work and commitment in spite of the  disruption to their learning.

Katherine Ogden, principal, said: “I also wish to pay tribute to the parents and carers of our Year 11 students.  They have been so supportive of our students as they coped with switching backwards and forwards from on site to online learning over the last two years. 

 “We wish all our students the best for the future and look forward to hearing of their future successes as they move into Post 16."

Among the top performers at Digitech Studio School were Amy Schofield and Josh Ridsdale.  

 Lis Jolley, the school’s principal, said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. There have been lots of smiling faces as students secure the grades that they worked so hard for. We look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.” 

 Steve Kneller, principal at Hanham Woods Academy, said:  “Our students have achieved excellent results this year despite completing their GCSEs during a global pandemic. 

"Their ability to be adaptable and swap between home learning and in-school learning has been extraordinary, their resilience has been remarkable and their positivity throughout is a credit to them and their families. All of our students deserve praise for their results.” 

Worthy of special mention at HWA are:

Ashleigh Bristow: 9,9,8,8,8,8,8,7,L2D

Callie Broadbear: 9,9,9,9,9,7,7,7,L2D*

Nathan Firmin: 9,9,9,8,7,6,6,5,L2D*

Kiera Horswell: 9,9,9,9,8,8,8,8,L2D*

Lily Kenway: 9,9,8,8,8,7,7,7,L2D*

Erin Kilday: 9,9,9,9,8,8,7,7,7                     

Bethan Rayner: 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,8,8

Ahmed Tabraiz: 9,8,8,8,8,8,7,7,L2D

Kayleigh Young: 9,9,9,9,9,9,7,7,L2D*