Bradford Forster Academy celebrates first-ever full cohort to collect GCSE exam results
This year marks the first-ever full year group at Bradford Forster Academy to sit external exams and they are celebrating collecting a strong set of GCSE grades today.
The Academy, which first opened its doors in 2015 as part of Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust, is celebrating its first full cohort of pupils to receive their GCSEs after sitting formal exams.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Bradford Foster pupils rose to the occasion, worked hard and achieved an impressive set of results that reflect their commitment and tenacity over the last two years. Pupils are now looking forward to progressing onto their chosen further education institutions or apprenticeships.
While many pupils have done incredibly well, there are some standout individual achievements.
- Sarah Fares who successfully achieved six grade 8s, including English , Maths and Science.
- Jamie McCormick for achieving grade 9s in English Literature, History and Religious Education, grade 8s in Maths and Science and a Distinction* in Health and Social Care.
- Waleed Ghanem, Megan Green, Hira Shahid and Bailey Flaherty who all exceeded their targets in every subject they studied.
- Bradley Godsman who, in addition to being a successful kickboxer, representing England and competing in events in the UK and America, has achieved a grade 5 and above in seven subjects including grade 7s in Maths, Science and History.
Subjects that saw particular success at the Academy included:
- Combined Science for exceeding targets for students at grade 7 and above
- BTEC Sport for exceeding their targets at Level 2 Merit and above
- Health and Social Care for exceeding targets for students achieving a Level 2 Pass and above.
Cath Proud, Principal at Bradford Forster Academy said:
“This is our first full cohort to sit external exams at Bradford Forster Academy since we opened in 2015. The pandemic has meant our students’ journey has been turbulent and, at times, unpredictable. However, to come away with such a good set of results under these circumstances shows how resilient, hardworking and determined they have been. It is testament to the commitment of the students, their families and our staff in getting them to this stage. “We are incredibly proud of each and every one of them and it has been wonderful to see them all grow in so many ways over their time at the Academy. We will be sad to see them leave us but wish them happiness and every success in the next, exciting chapter of their lives.”