A message from the Principal
IKB students excel in the STEM subjects
Students at IKB Academy have received their GCSE results today and for a third year running the results have been positive for the STEM area of specialism for the school. IKB opened in 2015 to meet the local and national need for skilled and highly qualified students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) areas and for a third year running students have achieved highly in these subjects. 40% of all grades in STEM subjects were at a grade 6/B or above and students excelled in Engineering where over 40% of the grades were a Distinction or Distinction * equating to an A/A* grade.
A successful cohort studied an additional GCSE in further maths and many gained at least a B grade in this subject.
Students also achieved highly in other subject areas with over 70% of the students gaining a grade 4 (C grade) in English, essential for access to A level courses and University.
A special mention goes to Jack, Ewan, Lizz, Harriet, Tom, Nathan and Triada who each achieved 6 or more grade 7s (A grades) and above.
Many of these students will be continuing their successful academic journey with IKB into the sixth form studying a range of facilitating A level subjects.
IKB delivers successful STEM results for students for a third year running:
With a quarter of all A level results at grade B and above and an impressive 63% of all Level 3 Engineering grades at Distinction and Distinction* the students from IKB Academy have again secured fantastic places at University and on degree apprenticeships.
For us at IKB the results are of course important, but what’s more important are the opportunities and destinations that are made possible because of these results, so many of our students are able to follow their dreams and this is what makes it all worthwhile.
One notable student is Bridie Bates: Bridie joined IKB in 2015 (our opening year) as the only girl in Year 10, this was a brave step, but Bridie had the resolve and foresight to recognise IKB as the place she needed to be to follow her lifetime dream of a career in the motor sport industry. From an early age, Bridie developed a passion for motor sport that began at home watching Formula 1 with her Dad and at IKB, her success at GCSE and in the Sixth Form has led to a place at university to study Motor Sport engineering. She also benefited from IKBs unique work placement programme that saw her gain invaluable experience with Jaguar Land Rover. We will miss Bridie at IKB but enthusiastically look forward to following what will be a hugely successful career in her dream industry.
Other students are also beginning degree apprenticeships for example with Rolls Royce and Dyson whilst for many who have chosen university they begin their studies in a variety of subject areas including aerospace engineering and biochemistry. As a small Sixth Form we really get to know our students and wish them all every success in the future.