Congratulations Year 11

Congratulations to all of Year 11 who received their GCSE and BTEC Grades this morning

Congratulations to all of Year 11 who received their GCSE and BTEC Grades this morning following 18 months of unprecedented disruption to their learning. The levels of resilience, independence and determination that so many of our students have shown throughout this time has been incredible and this hard work has paid off with so many students achieving excellent results which will set them up for a wide range of exciting next steps.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding end of year exams, our students have stepped up and found a way through the most challenging of times. We at the Aylesbury Vale Academy are as proud of their ability to navigate this time in their young lives as we are of their actual results.

Staff at Aylesbury Vale Academy put together an extensive and rigorous ‘Teacher Assessed Grades’ process which ensured that students’ performance from a range of sources was used, and quality assured, before submission to the exam boards. We are confident that students received grades that match the ability they had demonstrated, and this was confirmed by the exam boards.

These results represent yet another year of improvement at AVA with the vast majority of students achieving strong results in English and Maths as well as getting the grades they need to reach the next stage in their education, employment or training.

There were some fantastic individual results including:

  • William Webb achieved five Grade 9s, one 8, one 7 and two L2D*s.
  • Kian Rhodes achieved four Grade 9s, three 8s and two 7s.
  • Marta Smykla achieved two Grade 9s, five 8s, one 7 and one L2D*.
  • Nicholas Moore achieved two Grade 9s, three 8s, two 7s and two L2D*s.
  • Maddie Wilson achieved one Grade 9, four 8s, two 7s and two L2D*s.

Aylesbury Vale Academy were also extremely proud to welcome home Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova, gymnastics bronze medalists at the Tokyo Olympics. Both 16-year-old girls juggled the extreme demands of training for the Olympics with the challenge of their GCSE year. In any other year, students would have found this difficult but despite the restrictions presented by the pandemic, the twins showed the resilience that teenagers are capable of. Both girls were present to collect their envelopes and, while not quite the same as receiving an Olympic medal, it was a key moment in their lives. They are role models for all our students and we look forward to them returning to join our Sixth Form.

We would like to thank all staff for the huge amount of work that they put into planning, marking and assessing our students so that they got the grades they deserve.

Gavin Gibson