Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) achieved a further 5 percentage point rise in GCSE results this year, with 46% of students achieving five or more GCSE passes at A* – C grades, including maths and English.
This means that in the three years since the Academy opened in 2010 the number of students achieving that government benchmark has doubled. It is likely that BACA will be amongst the top 20 fastest improving schools in the country over that period when the statistics are finalised.
Across all subjects 96% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs, with 174 passes at A* or A level. One student, Lily Cai, achieved seven A*s and six A grades.
Interim Principal Michael Brett said: “I am particularly pleased with the English results. In English we achieved 74% A* – C grades with over 80% of students making three or more levels of progress, which is likely to be well above the national average.”
“These results are a credit to the hard work and dedication of all the staff and students at BACA as well as the continued support of parents and the local community in helping to raise aspirations.”
Chair of governors Peter Kyle said: “BACA’s continued transformation is illustrated by these remarkable results. A 100% improvement in three years is a credit to the hard work and commitment of our students. Governors swell with pride at their many achievements and remain eternally grateful to the teachers and staff who’s dedication enable such success”.