Students and staff at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results today (22 August).
In recent years, the academy’s results have improved annually and progress for this Year 11 cohort is now in line with the national average.
Poland-born Milena, whose second language is English, achieved Grade 8s and 9s across her subjects. Fellow student Candice secured Grade 7s – 9s whilst head girl Holly also passed her subjects with Grade 6s – 8s.
Many students will be going on to study A-level or vocational courses at All Saints Sixth Form College, a collaboration between ASFA and The Academy of St Nicholas, while others will be heading into alternative education, training and work options.
Deputy headteacher Georgina Cousineau said: “A huge well done to our Year 11 students who have collected their GCSE results today. The whole community are so very proud of their achievements.
“Our students told us today that they took pride in seeing how their commitment to their studies over the years has paid off and that they are excited to go on to the next chapter in their lives.
“I would also like to extend my congratulations to the staff at ASFA for their dedication and commitment. They work tirelessly every day to ensure that every student is successful with the aim that they go on to live happy and fulfilling lives.”