ACE Summer 2021 Exams Results

After another challenging academic year it was great relief to staff and students, that the exam season was managed so successfully and so smoothly and our thanks go to all the staff, students and families that helped with this new process.

For the second year running, there were no formal GCSE exams and instead a system of Teacher Assessed Grades based on portfolios of work the students had put together across the year.  Some exams, notably Functional Skills and assessed projects via BTEC and NCFE did still run so it was very much a hybrid year of old and new methods.

It was also our first year offering NCFE Qualifications across three strands; Construction, Health and Social Care and Business and we achieved a 100% pass rate across all three.  For the September 2021 academic year, a further two strands, Business Administration and Health and Safety will also be added to our curriculum offer.

Our thanks go to all the staff and students who had a busy summer term of sitting exams, finishing of assessed projects, putting together and moderating portfolios and dealing with a second year of virtual college applications and college open days.

But the effort was all worthwhile as ACE students achieved a very strong and commendable set of results with all students getting the results they needed to move on to their chosen destinations and none of the staff TAG grades being altered by the exam board moderation processes. This is a real testament to the effort, hard work and attention to detail by everyone involved.

For a second year we provided additional support to our Yr 11 students across the summer break to help with Careers guidance and transition into college and training programs and will be keeping in touch with, offering support and visiting our students in their new placements in the Autumn term.

We are now contacting all our students and visiting them at their colleges and training providers to ensure that the early weeks of their transition has been successful and to offer support and guidance where students plans and ideas have changed.

Well done to everyone concerned on a successful summer season.