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Attention all Year 10, 11 and 12 Parents

We currently have an amazing opportunity for your child. There is an expedition to travel to Borneo for 4 weeks during the summer 2018. This will give them an opportunity to take part in vital conservation work, see some endangered wildlife, qualify as a scuba diver and help build provision such as a classroom for local disadvantaged pupils.

If you are interested in this once in a life time trip, please come along to the meeting at school Thursday 2nd February 6:30pm.  See letter with more details.

Breaking News!

New A Level course for September 2017.  Theatre and Special Effects Make-up and Studio Photography.  It is  not too late to apply for this course, just see Mr Wright for information about the course or Mrs Pell for changing your options.


Congratulations to our Year 11 students

Results 2016

Results 2016

Another celebratory year for Year 11 students at Giles Academy. Students performed well across the board and should be very proud of their achievements.

Within the overall results there are some fantastic success stories which include:

Frances Haime performed outstandingly well across all of her subjects to achieve exceptional grades including four A* grades and four A GCSE grades including 100% in her English Literature examination.

Jack Smith has progressed remarkably over the last five years and has excelled in all of his subject areas, most notably securing A grades in both Maths and Double Science. Jack will be joining Giles Academy Sixth Form in September, going on to study Diploma Business and A Level Maths. Twin sister Anna Smith also performed well, achieving an A* in English Literature and will be studying Psychology, Sociology, English Language and Biology.

Charlie Jolly achieved A grades in English, English Literature, Maths, Media and the equivalent of A* in Art and Design. Ropa Sinyoro achieved an impressive four A grades and the equivalent of an A* grade in Health and Social studies.

Jordan Taylor achieved the greatest progress of all of our Year 11 students. The effort and focus she has demonstrated this academic year enabled her to secure fantastic results. Jordan will continue to study at Giles Academy completing Photography and Art qualifications.

Headteacher of Giles Academy, Ian Widdows says:

I would like to congratulate all of the students at the Giles Academy for the excellent results which were released today. As a school the results show a significant improvement on last year – demonstrating the ambition of our staff to always do the very best that we can to give opportunities for our students to succeed.

With the support of Giles teachers and support staff, students can now see the fruits of their hard work and commitment over the past few years. Many of these students will now use these results as a springboard to further success as they continue their journey with Giles into the growing range of courses in our highly popular and successful sixth form.

Our Sixth Form students are celebrating yet another year of successful BTEC and A Level results.

The results which were released on Thursday 18th August show excellent student pass rates across all courses.

Top achievers who will be particularly enjoying the day’s celebrations are Sam Tilley and Josh Forth. Sam achieved the equivalent of 5 A levels, including 3 A* grades in Graphics and Photography. Josh has successfully achieved 3 A* grades in Business and IT and has already started work on his apprenticeship in Retail Management with Johnsons Garden Centre.

Jack Dalton achieved outstanding results, 2 A grades in Art & Design, A* in IT. Jack has accepted a place at Sheffield Hallam University. Luke Daymond achieved A’s in Graphics, A* in Photography and he has chosen to study Graphic Design at Coventry.

Jack Walker achieved an A&B in Business, and an A in Photography. Jack will take his place at Demontfort University to study Business & Marketing. Lora McGarry has successfully achieved a place at University of East Anglia to study Nursing, specialising in Mental Health. Her hard work helped her achieved an A in Applied Science and 2 A grades in Health & Social Care. Georgina Forth will be accepting her place at Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln to study Primary Teaching after she gained an A*, D in English Literature and an A in Music. Georgina has also achieved a Grade 8 in her singing examination.

We also have students who have successfully secured places on apprenticeship courses. Hayley Cranfield will commence her apprenticeship in nursery nursing in September, she achieved A* in Health & Social Care and 2 A grades in Performing Arts. These grades are also matched by Stacey Bywater, she achieved A* in Health & Social care and 2 A grades in Diploma Applied Science. Stacey has accepted a place on an apprenticeship with a local business in a social care environment.

A delighted Head of Sixth Form, Sam Pell, was keen to congratulate all the students on contributing to this first class set of results:

All of the students should be congratulated on these outstanding results, and are testament to everyone’s hard work throughout the year. They and their teachers should be very proud of themselves.

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