Congratulations to all students in Year 13 who are celebrating their A-Level results at Strood Academy. Our students have shown the greatest determination, resilience and perseverance during their courses and achieved some extremely strong results. The well-deserved results now enable our students the choice and opportunity to progress onto the next stage of their education or career choice. We also take this moment to recognise the progress that our pupils have made as they have progressed into well-rounded citizens ready for the 21st century. This success has been achieved not only through the dedication of our students but also through the highly skilled teaching and learning which has been demonstrated throughout their courses. We take a moment to acknowledge and thank all staff at Strood Academy for their support in ensuring our students are best prepared for their next steps.
Students at Strood Academy, like those nationally, have seen a return to pre-pandemic standards for examination grading, with protection built into the process to recognise the disruption that students have faced. This means it is most helpful for schools, students and parents to compare grades awarded in 2023 to those in 2019 and not those in the intervening years which saw changes to examination papers to assist students with lost learning time during their Key Stage 4 or 5 study. Our Year 13 students at Strood Academy should therefore be very proud of their achievements this year in light of the return to full examinations and a more rigorous grading process.
Students have worked incredibly hard during the last two years preparing for a full set of examinations, which are the first formal examinations these students have taken due to the pandemic. We are proud of all our students and have seen excellent results, particularly in media studies, financial studies, sport, geography, and history.
Our results highlights include:
- Yaren who has achieved an A* in sociology; a distinction* in health and social care; and a B in English literature.
- Elizabeth who has achieved double distinction* in sport and exercise science; and an A* in financial studies.
- Katie who has achieved double distinction* in sport and exercise science; and an A in financial studies.
- Kotryna who has achieved an A in history; an A in media studies; a B in criminology; and a B in English literature.
- William who achieved an A in media studies; a distinction in information technology; and a H6 in IB geography.
I take this moment to reiterate how immensely proud of all the achievements of our students. They have truly demonstrated the school values of being respectful, kind, inquisitive, resilient during their studies at Strood Academy. We wish all pupils all the very best in their onward study, training and employment. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto destinations of their choice, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.
To further support our pupils in their onward destinations we will continue to provide careers guidance and advice should any pupil require this at a later stage. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will be in contact. Please do take a moment to review the following website with relevant information reference the below.
Mr Jon Richardson | Principal
Post 16 and 18 advice for students
- The National Careers Service runs a Get Help with Exam Results service. Support is available on the National Careers Service website and students can chat to a careers adviser over the phone or by webchat. The exam results helpline (0800 100 900) is open from Thursday 17th August until Friday 1st September 2023, from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 5pm Saturday.
- The Get the Jump hub can help take the stress out of young people’s next move after their exam results. It brings together all post-16 and post-18 education and training choices in one place and offers the opportunity to speak directly to a careers adviser.
- We’ve also pulled together everything students need to know about alternatives to A Levels and university.
- If students don’t receive the grades they’re expecting, our Education Hub blog contains helpful advice for potential next steps