Broadlands Academy celebrates GCSE success

STUDENTS and staff from Broadlands Academy in Keynsham are celebrating after receiving top GCSE grades.

The exams represent the culmination of Year 11 students’ secondary school education, and their grades determine what they will do next – further study, an apprenticeship or entry-level role in the workplace.

This is the second year that exams have taken place as normal, but schools across the country are still dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

To support the students, staff at Broadlands, which is part of AET – a national network of schools – laid on additional interventions such as masterclasses after school, holiday revision sessions and small group booster sessions.

All these efforts paid off, with students securing some brilliant results, including the following four students, who are all heading to St Brendan’s Sixth Form College to study A Levels:

Louie Croft (five Grade 9s, one Grade 8 and two Grade 7s); Sam Krisciunas (four Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and one Grade 7); Amallie Passmore (six Grade 8s and three Grade 7s); and Bella de Carteret (one Grade 9, five Grade 8s, one Grade 7 and two Grade 6s).

Principal Louise Hamilton said: “I am delighted that our Year 11 students have once again done so well in their GCSEs. Their results reflect huge effort and resilience over time.

“It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with these dedicated, hard-working young people, and I am delighted that they will now be able to pursue their chosen next steps with confidence and pride.”   

Karl Sampson, regional education director for the South West at AET, said: “My congratulations to everyone at Broadlands Academy for everything they have achieved this year. Our Year 11s have worked so hard and shown grit and determination and have been supported so brilliantly by the entire Broadlands team.

“Particular congratulations to Louie, Sam, Amallie and Bella for their results – I have every confidence they have very bright futures ahead of them.”