Grace Academy Coventry is celebrating a rise of over 16% in the number of students achieving at least three A level passes, as the academy builds on last year’s results.
Among the performance highlights in individual subjects were a 100% pass rate in Art, Photography, English, PE, and Physics, alongside a 100% pass rate across all the academy’s BTEC subjects.
High performing student Murtaza Hazareh, who achieved two A*s and two As in Maths, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, securing a place at Queen Mary’s University to study medicine, said:
“I’m pleased that all my hard work is evidenced by these results and I am proud of my achievements. I am now going to be studying medicine at Queen Mary’s University. Thank you to all the teachers for their moral support.”
Murtaza Hazareh is the academy’s first student to go on to become a medic over the past five years. Other success stories include student Kareem Muzaffar who celebrated achieving three Bs in Maths, Chemistry and Physics and secured a place at Coventry University to study Aerospace Systems Engineering. Kareem said:
“I’m pleased because this allows me to pursue my chosen career. In September I will be starting my Aerospace Systems Engineering course at Coventry University and am excited to be starting a new step in my journey.”
Successful student Izabela Budrys commented:
“I am really pleased that I got into my first-choice university. I achieved an A, three Bs and a C grade. I will be studying Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham from September. I am really looking forward to it.”
As a high percentage of students secure a place at university, Iain Green, Assistant Head Teacher: Teaching and Learning, added:
“A huge congratulations to our students who secured places at university and opened a door to a new career. It is fantastic to see one of our students, Murtaza Hazareh, going on to medical school and shows the faith that students and their families have in us that we can help them to achieve their full potential. We hope this will inspire and motivate other students and gives them something to aim for.
“We have done a lot of work this year to help maximise potential and performance and it’s been a real team effort. It’s great to see so many students go on to achieve academically and personally. While we know there is more work to do, we look forward to building on this next year and continuing to make progress. We have increased the weekly contact time per subject, introduced supervised periods of study, and continued to raise the aspirations of students by linking with the Realising Opportunities initiative at Warwick University.”