Aylesbury Vale Academy are celebrating after achieving their best ever set of GCSE results.
A total of 41% of students at the academy gained five A* to C grades
The principal of the academy Fiona Froment said: “We are really pleased. These are the best results we have ever had.”
She said one of the secrets of the academy’s success is identifying high achievers from an early stage. Pupils starting in year 7 that are considered gifted are taught separately and take GCSEs in year 10 before going into sixth form rather than Year 11.
Students who have achieved particularly outstanding results through this scheme include Mia Fenty who achieved two distinctions, three Bs and five Cs and Sanya Ahmed who had two distinctions, one A, three Bs and four Cs.
Other students have obtained a diploma qualification which is the equivalent of seven GCSEs plus some AS points.
One student who achieved a diploma was Umar Khan. He said: “I am very happy with my results. I am looking at studying product design at Waddesdon sixth form next year.”
Another student Curtis Moore said: “I am flabbergasted and amazed. I am now looking to study at Aylesbury College where I hope to move on to study psychology, English Literature and communications.”
Ms Froment added: “I would like to thank all the students and staff for their hard work this year, but particularly Mel Waller the assistant principal and the head of Year 11.”