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‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’
Felixstowe Academy students and staff raise over £350 for Macmillan Cancer Support through their ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ events!
Well done Felixstowe Academy Sixth Form and staff who raised a massive £187 through their coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support, beating last year’s £165!
In particular, I’d like to thank my form, 6DHA, for not only making a huge selection of delicious delights but also for manning the café and selling like demons: they were amazing.
Thanks, too, to those very willing students and staff who bought their coffee and goodies during the morning and those ravenous students who ‘cleaned up’ the excess at lunchtime.
Thanks to all the Year 11 students for their fantastic support with cakes and helping on the morning. To have everything out and looking good, sold and cleared away in just over an hour was brilliant, and we are very proud of you all!
We raised £169.54 - the most we have ever taken, and we have never sold out of cakes before! Huge thanks to the fabulous students from all year groups, staff and visitors who came along to support and tuck in!
Thank you and see you again next year!
GCSE - 74% of our students gained 5+ A* - C grades in their examinations this year
Outstanding results for many of our GCSE students at Felixstowe Academy in the first year since converting to the Academies Enterprise Trust.
Staff and Governors are very proud to announce that 74% of our students gained 5+ A* - C grades in their examinations this year.
These are the highest results ever in comparison with the past performance of both legacy schools (Deben and Orwell) up by another 2%!
Another impressive result is that 39% of our students achieved grades at A* - B
Our 5+ A* - C including English and Maths result is currently being reported as 50%. (This as a provisional figure and could well be subject to change following appeals relating to our English results as they are not as we expected for many of our students. This issue, in English, seems to be a National one.)
Our Maths result of 65% for A* - C grades is excellent and is again much better than the combined figure for the legacy schools last year which was 63% - again, this is a rise of 2%
Students and staff have worked extremely hard, along with the support of parents / carers, in this the first year as an Academy, and many have achieved excellent individual results. We are proud of the incredible efforts of all our students, no matter what their ability.
Results from the Academy are as follows:
|Total number of candidates||278|
|5+ A* - B %||39%|
|5+ A* - C %||74%|
|5+ A* - C including English and Maths % (provisional)||50%|
|5+ A* - G %||93%|
Many students had some excellent individual results:
GCSE Results including BTECs...
Harriet LEY achieved 6 A*'s (Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Music, RE), 3 A's (History, English Language, English Literature) and 1 AS level (Critical Thinking) grade A
Sarah BUTCHER achieved 7A*'s (English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, RE), and 3 A's ( English Language, French, Music)
Emily LEY achieved 6A*'s (English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, RE), 3A's (Maths, Music, Performing Arts), and 1B (English Language)
India CLARKE achieved 5A*'s (Music, Performing Arts, Photography, RE), and 6A's (English Language, English Literature, Maths, French, Science)
Lucy ELLERY achieved 4A*'s (Biology, Physics, Geography, RE), and 6A's (English Language, English Literature, Maths, French, Music, Chemistry)
Aprille BRANTON achieved 2A*'s (Art Design, RE), 6A's (English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science, French) and 1 AS level in Critical Thinking grade B
Mohan MUDHAR achieved 4A*'s (Maths, Music, Chemistry, Physics), 5A's (English Language, English Literature, Biology, French, History)
Sasha LAWSON-FROST achieved 2A*'s (Art Design, Science), 6A's (English Language, English Literature, Maths, French, History, Science), 1C (Extended Project), and 1 AS level in Critical Thinking grade B
Gillian MACKIE achieved 2A*'s (Business, English Literature), 6A's (English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Food Technology, RE), 2B's (Maths, Statistics), and 1 AS level in Critical Thinking grade A
"We are thrilled with the very high percentage of our students who have achieved 5+ A* - C grades this year. 74% exceeds the highest result of either of the two legacy schools, Deben and Orwell, managed to produce and this figure sets the standard for future year groups to aspire to and indeed raise. Almost 40% of our students achieved the highest grades of A* - B which is a fantastic achievement for each of them. As can be seen from our individual results, some of our Year 11 students have also taken AS level exams early and produced some outstanding results. We are extremely proud of all of our students who have worked so hard to achieve good results this year in both GCSE and/or BTEC qualifications. We are really pleased that so many of our students achieved their targets with equally as many exceeding their own expectations." (Headteacher - Mr A Salter)
"We are delighted with the GCSE results this year which reflect the outstanding efforts of both students and staff along with the support from parents / carers. Obviously we are very concerned that all the hard work of our students and staff in English has been marred by what appears to be a National issue concerning the raising of the grade boundaries. This significant change in grade boundaries was unexpected and has significantly affected a number of our students in the grade C / D range. The information given to us by the exam boards concerning grade boundaries, earlier in the academic year, was significantly different from what we have seen in the final marks awarded to some of our students. We are currently investigating this situation in English, on behalf of our students, and we are contributing to feedback as part of the ongoing National debate about this issue and as such our data being released today may well be subject to change over the coming months." (Executive Principal - Mr S Chamberlain)
Students at Felixstowe Academy thrilled with A Level results
Pictures courtesy of the Felixstowe Star
Our students celebrate some excellent A-level results in this the first year for the sixth form under Felixstowe Academy.
Staff and governors were delighted with the grades – 37% of students gained A*- B; 62% A*- C and 96% A*-E.
“These excellent results would now allow our students to progress to the next level on their educational journey whether that be on to their chosen university courses, to an apprenticeship or directly into their chosen career. We are extremely proud of all of our students who have worked hard to achieve very good results this year in both A Level and/or BTEC qualifications. We are really pleased that so many students achieved their targets and some exceeded their expectations.” (Headteacher - Andrew Salter).
Eager students arrived at the sixth form study centre at the academy’s Garrison Campus to collect their envelopes and celebrate together.
Aimee Darke, 18, was thrilled with her A* in maths and A grades in chemistry and physics and is now going on to Imperial College, London, to do a four-year masters degree in chemistry.
“I had a bit of a major panic coming into today because I knew I had to gets three As to get into university and now I am just really glad and relieved. It was a lot of hard work at times – probably more than I expected and a lot more work than GCSEs. It was a challenge. I haven’t decided on a career yet. I have always loved all the sciences and chemistry is the central science which links the others together.”
Budding writer Harriet Avery, 18, is now off to UEA at Norwich to do a degree in English literature with creative writing after gaining three As in English language, English literature and history, and a B in French.
“I am delighted, so happy and relieved – when you start the holidays results day seems so far away and then suddenly it’s here. Doing four A levels meant there was a lot to cram in but I felt it was worth it to have that safety net of four instead of three. I just love reading and writing, and I am really interested in prose and would love to be a writer in the future, but we will see what happens. I am so glad to get on the course at UEA because it has such a good reputation.”
Harrison Stewart, 18, secured three Bs in biology, physics and maths to gain a place at Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge, to become an optician.
“I feel fantastic. It was a very tough first year and I didn’t do as well as I hoped, but this year I was really focused and now I have the results I needed. I am delighted.
Mr A Salter
At Felixstowe Academy our aim is to create a centre of excellence with a clear and unrelenting focus on raising standards of academic performance. We place great emphasis on the support and development of the individual student and on high quality learning so they will develop into enterprising and responsible young people with high aspirations and a real determination to succeed.