Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) students and staff celebrated exam success in 2017 with 58% of students securing grades of 9-4 in English and Maths. Mathematics grades are at a record high (when compared to previous A*-C) with 63% of students receiving grades of 9-4. The number of students securing English grades 9-4 is at 68%, well above this year’s national average.
Students who celebrated significant achievements include:
- Hummd Ghouri who secured 14 A*-G including 8 grades at A*- A.
- Curtis Pilsworth who secured 11 grades at A*-G including 7 grades at A*-A.
- Kalaira Montero Munoz who secured 9 grades at A*-G including 3 A*-A.
Students who made significant progress in their studies include Georgia Blake Saunders who scored nearly two grades above national average in all of her subjects and Kyra Kibble who scored nearly 1.5 grades above national in all of her subjects. Overall a quarter of students performed better than nationally based on their starting points.
BACA is continuing to see an increase in year 11 students who stay on to BACA College, and on the basis of BACA’s 100% success rate at A-Level last week, these students are expected to leave in two years’ time with the qualifications they need to secure their places at university, apprenticeships or employment.
Principal Dylan Davies comments about today’s results, “I’m proud to see so many happy students who are receiving the grades they need to progress on to the courses and colleges they desire. We help students believe they can achieve anything they set their mind to, and we are really seeing that mission come to life today”
“Our unique offer which includes our robust employer partnership programme, The Brighton Digital Media Academy, superb sports facilities and coaching, such as the Aldridge Cricket Academy, the Construction Academy that offers industry apprenticeships and our exciting new partnership with BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) and BRICTT (Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training) demonstrate the positive changes happening here and great opportunities that are attracting students to BACA.”
Jim May, Chair of Governors for BACA, added, “I am delighted to see so many of our students securing the results they need to progress on to study subjects they are passionate about. We are driven to help our students develop the work/life skills they need for success, and it is evident from these fantastic results that students are being fully prepared for their futures.”
“The exciting partnerships we are building are working towards bridging skills gaps across the city and helping prepare our students for success. We work to provide the best possible learning experiences for students across Brighton and Hove and days like today truly show the effort and determination of our students and staff.”
In BACA's latest Ofsted report in December 2016 the Academy achieved the rating of Good. To read the full report, please click here.