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Identical Twins: Identical Results!

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy Principal Bob Speight congratulated students collecting GCSE results today, saying: “These are the product of many years of hard work and students, parents and staff should all be very proud of what has been achieved.”

Amongst the top performers at BACA were:

Shazahib Ali, who achieved 5 Grade 9s (for Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Geography and History), 3 Grade 8s, 2 Grade 7s and a double Distinction* Katie Sweetman, who achieved 4 9s (for English Language and Literature, Biology and Chemistry), 3 8s and a double Distinction*.

Desara Dema, who achieved 6s for both English and Maths, 7s for all three Sciences and a grade 9 for Spanish.

Henry Hamon, who achieved 2 7s and 4 6s amongst his 10 strong passes.

Shazahib’s reaction on collecting his results:: “I can’t believe it! All these 9s!”

Identical twins Jamie and Leo Upton-Maher celebrated identical results in maths, history and double science. Jamie, along with James Bishop, Kellie Funnel, Skye Teague and Destiny Johnson were amongst a group of students who all achieved on average more than a grade higher in each of their subjects than their results at primary school had predicted them to achieve.

Shahzaib Ali with his mother Shumaila

Shahzaib Ali with his mother Shumaila

There were also several strong subject performances, with 90% of entries achieving grades 9-4 in French and Spanish, 86% in Triple Science and 80% in Childcare. Performance in vocational courses was very strong, with 74% achieving merits or better and over a third (34%) at top Distinction or Distinction * grades.

66% of students secured a 9-4 grade in English, 57% in Maths. 48% achieved 9-4 in both English and Maths. 41% of students secured a 9-5 grade in English (above the national average figures for last year) and 22% in Maths.

Bob Speight added: “There was a 63% pass rate across all subjects with nearly half of all passes being grade 5 or higher “strong” passes. 12% were top Grades 7 or higher.”

Katie Sweetman celebrates her results

Katie Sweetman celebrates her results

“These results represent steady progress for the academy, building on previous years’ results. Our Attainment 8 score is up on last year, and we believe that Progress 8 will also be when the figures are published next month. This year’s group has had to face the most challenging Key Stage 4 curriculum for many years and, with their teachers, have had to adapt to major changes in specifications and exams. They should all be very proud of their achievements.”