Students at Astrea Academy Woodfields are today celebrating their long-awaited GCSE results, having faced months away from school, a period that they never could have imagined which would see their last year at school curtailed and their exams cancelled.
But their hard work in the run up to lockdown hasn’t been for nothing. Following the Government’s announcement on Monday 17 August, the grades that centres submitted for each student have now been awarded.
Staff and teachers at Astrea Academy Woodfields have worked extremely hard to make sure that the grading for every student is fair and allows these students to go onto further education, employment or training – whatever is the best option for them.
Since 2018, a new grading system has been in place, with 9 – 1 replacing the old A* – G. Under the new system a Grade 7 equates to an A and 4 reads across to a C. The new grade 9 was designed to reward the very brightest and best students across the country.
Last week, sixth form students at Astrea Academy Woodfields did remarkably well, many securing Distinctions in their sport and sport and exercise science extended diplomas and will now go on to follow their dreams.
Adam Atkinson, Headteacher of Astrea Academy Woodfields, part of Astrea Academy Trust, said:
“During what has been a very difficult time for both staff and students, we have continued to build on the outstanding results within our academy. I am so proud of the achievements of our students at Astrea Academy Woodfields.
“We are excited to be adding to our curriculum offer within Astrea Academy Woodfields Sixth Form; whilst continuing to offer Sport and Sport and Exercise Science, we are introducing Health and Social Care, Applied Science, and a level 2 Sport and Activity Leaders course. We look forward to continuing our successes at key stage 5, building on our excellent reputation of offering our students opportunities to develop both as an academic and as an individual.”
“We would like to wish our students great success in the future, and hope they all go on to fulfil their aspirations, taking their next step on their journey to excellence”
Rowena Hackwood, CEO of Astrea Academy Trust, said:
“Congratulations to all our students, many of whom have achieved some outstanding grades and secured prestigious post-16 opportunities, but particularly Jakub Zietek, who secured an average grade of 7.75, Amber Cooke who secured an average grade of 7 and Alexandra Rowe who secured an impressive P8 score of 2.25.
Everyone at Astrea is proud of Astrea Academy Woodfields – particularly so given the unprecedented circumstances the staff and students have faced over recent months.
“At Astrea we are determined to give our students an academic, inclusive education, as part of a culture focused on high performance. It is clear from today’s results that Astrea Academy Woodfields is making that vision a reality for families in Doncaster.”