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Blyth Academy A-Level Students Show Strong Performance

15th Aug 2014

Blyth Academy A-Level Students Show Strong Performance

Students at The Blyth Academy, which since October 1st 2013 has been one of six secondary academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust, have shown a strong year on year improvement across the board with their A-level results.?

Last year, 23 per cent of students achieved A*- B grade passes and, this year, the percentage has risen to 31 per cent.

Results in academic courses including Business Studies, Computing, English Language, French, Geography, History, Chemistry, Citizenship, Product Design, Information Communication Technology and Physics were particularly strong, receiving an overall 100 per cent pass rate.

One hundred per cent of students who applied to progress onto higher education have successfully received offers.

Within these improved results for The Blyth Academy there have been some outstanding individual performances by students with George Fryer achieving A* in Mathematics, an A in Physics and a B in Computing. ?George has now successfully secured a place to read Computer Studies at Newcastle University. ?Additionally, Holly Sutherland achieved outstanding results with an A* in Biology, an A in Mathematics and a C in French and has also been successful in securing a place at Newcastle University to read French and Spanish.

Vocational courses in the academy were particularly high performing, with an outstanding set of results achieved in Public Services with 75% achieving a Distinction* grade. Sports Studies students also achieved very highly with 86% of students achieving a Distinction* grade. Applied Science, Dance, and Health and Social Care courses achieved outstanding vocational results.

A delighted Alison Jobling, Principal of The Blyth Academy, was keen to offer her congratulations to all students and thanks to her teaching and support staff for the dedication and commitment they have shown in achieving these results.? Alison commented:

"I am extremely proud of the dedication and commitment demonstrated by all of our students, who have studied across a broad curriculum and gained considerable success this academic year. They have worked exceptionally hard to achieve outstanding grades in a range of courses. We are seeing a very high rate of success in our Year 13 students who opted to progress to Higher Education and have now secured places at a range of universities. We are delighted by their success and wish all students the very best for the future in their chosen courses and careers."

Roger Alston, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added:

?This was the first full year for Blyth as an academy so I am delighted to announce that all 26 students who applied to university were accepted and almost 70 per cent were offered their first choice, which is a significant increase on last year.? Also, while the A*-E pass rate was 94.2 per cent against 95 per cent last year, the higher grades at A*-B were up by 7 per cent from 23.8 per cent to 30.8 per cent and there were some notable individual successes.?

?The Blyth Academy is making good progress and these results demonstrate that with strong leadership and the right environment for learning, further success can be expected.?? The students of The Blyth Academy, together with all teaching and support staff are to be congratulated for their commitment and capacity for hard work.?