News Bradford Forster Academy off to a flying start!

Students in Year 11 at Bradford Forster Academy collected the Academy’s first full set of GCSE results today, with the Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl leading the way.

Allyna Charles, BFA’s Head Girl, secured 8 grade 9s and 1 grade 7.  Allyna said, “The last few months have been so stressful for everyone, but I am so thrilled with my results- it is a reward for all my hard work and for all my teachers’ hard work too.”  As well as incredible academic success, Allyna also completed her Duke of Edinburgh silver award and will go on to study Biology, Chemistry and Religious Studies at Notre Dame College, and afterwards she hopes to go on to study Medicine.

Sophie Baker also achieved phenomenal results with a clean sweep of Grade 9s.  Sophie said, “I am so pleased and relieved with my results.  Knowing that all my hard work has paid off is such a good feeling.”  Sophie is going on to study Chemistry, Biology and Maths at New College, Bradford.

Iyinoluwa Ogunoye was the boy the highest grades at the Academy, securing seven Grade 9s and two Grade 8s.  Iyinoluwa said, “I am so pleased and surprised with my results- particularly the good grades in French, RE and English.”  Iyin also completed his Duke of Edinburgh silver award and represented the Academy at football and athletics.  He is going on to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Greenhead College, Huddersfield, after which he hopes to study Medicine.

Other success stories include Kacper Jaworski and Yakitha Jeyaranjan.  Both joined the Academy in 2017 from Poland and Sri Lanka respectively, speaking limited English.  Both have secured excellent results.  Kacper achieved 9 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above including English and Maths.  Yakitha achieved 7 GCSEs at 6 or above including Maths.  Both intend to continue studies at New College, Bradford.

Principal Wendy Adeniji said, “Congratulations to the class of 2020 on your fantastic results!  I am delighted that students at Bradford Forster Academy have got the grades they deserve, despite the challenges in the way the GCSE grades were assessed this year.  It is a huge credit to the hard work of the students, their teachers and their parents and carers who have supported them over their five years at the Academy.  I congratulate everyone who has been involved at BFA since we opened for our excellent first results.”

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