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Wow! 2016 has been a fantastic year for Braunton Academy; in June, we received an extremely positive OFSTED report and now, in maintaining this momentum, our Year 11 students have achieved a superb set of fully deserved GCSE results.
It's wonderful to see and witness our whole community, especially our students, recognising and understanding the importance of all their hard work, effort, determination and commitment, and how it can lead to great achievements.
In congratulating our students on all that they have achieved, we must also recognise and congratulate and thank all of our parents/carers, governors, teachers and support staff for their hard work and commitment in ensuring every opportunity has been available for the students to achieve their fullest potential.
Congratulations and well done to all !
In a year where the national picture of GCSE results once again looks turbulent, we are especially pleased to see another strong performance from our Year 11 students, with nearly 50% of entries being awarded at grades A*- B, and 75% of our students achieving A* - C grades in both English and Maths. Please refer to the General Information Page and Exam Information to see a detailed report of our 2016 GCSE results.
Dates for your Diary
- Year 11 PPE - all week
- Monday 5th December - Year 9 Girls HPV Vaccination
- Wednesday 7th December - U12 Girls Football Match
- Thursday 8th December - Showing of "Kayleigh's Love Story" to KS3
- Thursday 8th December - Netball Match Years 7 & 8 @ home
- Monday 19th December - Winter Concert 6.30pm in Isaac Hall, tickets available from reception
Mr Cammack's message:
The busy term continues with a vast array of sporting activity taking place and the Y9 and Y11 students entering into a period of assessments and PPEs.
The Y11 students thoroughly enjoyed their "Aspire & Achieve Day" with 'key note speaker' Dave Keeling - focusing on revision skills, techniques and strategies, all helping to plan both for the present and the future. The students report they particularly enjoyed listening to Dave and feel much more confident in their preparations for their forthcoming examinations.
Great to see so many of "The Class of 2016" return to collect their GCSE Certificates at this year's "Year 11 Presentation Evening", held at 'The Barnstaple Hotel' on Thursday night. So many past students received recognition for their successes throughout the year and our congratulations go to them all. Well done!
Our guest speaker for the Evening was Dan Shapland, a former Brauntonian, who, at 23 years old, is now a Parliamentary under-secretary in Westminster! Dan took us along his journey from Braunton Academy, through University and into Parliament with sound and thoughtful words of advice. A thoroughly enjoyable and very proud evening.