Students and teachers at The Victory Academy gathered – at a safe distance – to collect GCSE results
Today is the day that our Year 11 cohort close the book on their secondary education, it has been a joy to watch them grow and forge strong friendships during their time at TVA.
This year has certainly come with its own unprecedented challenges with students navigating the uncertainty of a nationwide lockdown, home-schooling with remote and digital learning, and the much media-discussed confusion over Ofqual’s u-turn on grades, all amid a global pandemic.
But, they are now ready and waiting to take their next exciting steps into their future endeavours, whether that’s into further education, apprenticeship or employment. Their commitment to learning has been inspiring, they truly are a credit to TVA.
High performing students were:
Mollie Treebly Wheeler: Mollie is not only The Victory Academy’s highest performing pupil, with 2 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s, 1 grade 7, and 2 distinctions, but also has developed herself as an individual while at the academy.
Starting year 7 as a shy student, she moved on to take one of the lead roles in the school performance of Hairspray, Edna Turnblad. Mollie is continuing her studies at Victory Sixth Form, taking A level Biology, A Level English Literature, and A Level Maths. Mollie hopes to become a Science Teacher one day.
Lewis Glock: Lewis had a rocky start at The Victory Academy, however with the support from staff, truly transforming life chances, Lewis has achieved 4+ in all his subjects. These positive results have enabled Lewis to realise his career aspiration of joining the Army.
Toitan Ekundayo: Toitan has made the most progress in his year group, with a progress 8 score over +3. He is extremely hardworking and this showed throughout his time at the academy, and continued through lockdown. Toitan had a difficult year personally but never let this affect him academically. Toitan, who earned a well-deserved 9 in History, is truly inspirational, will be returning to study History at A Level
Mandy Gage, Executive Principal at The Victory Academy said:
“We are so proud of all our students. They have carried themselves through this troubling year with impressive dignity and compassion; they really are a credit to themselves and to Victory Academy. We are looking forward to seeing all of our students as they return in September.
Though, we would like to send our very best wishes to those moving on from us, taking their next exciting steps into the world – may you aspire and endeavour to achieve your personal best, always.”