IKB Academy thrilled with first exam results

September 04 2017

IKB Academy in Keynsham is celebrating a hugely successful first set of A-level and GCSE results.

IKB Academy in Keynsham is celebrating a hugely successful first set of A-level and GCSE results.

The school, which opened two years ago, is delighted that students have achieved highly in both the academic and vocational qualifications across the full range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subject areas. 

IKB students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in all the A-level science subjects and a 100 per cent pass rate in the Level 3 Btec Engineering qualification, where almost 50% of students gained a double Distinction * (equivalent to two A* grades at A level). 

Seventy nine per cent of students gained at least one top grade (A* or A or equivalent). 

The pass rate for GCSEs and Btecs was 100 per cent.  This is particularly impressive in the sciences as all IKB students study separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSEs.

All students gained at least one grade at a B or above in their GCSEs and Btecs and 67 per cent of students achieved at least one A grade or above. 

Special mention goes to Tom Jackson, who achieved a Grade 9 in Maths, 2 A*s, 1A and 5B grades;  Azam Javid, who achieved 2 A*s, 2 As and 4Bs; Owen McDermott, who achieved 1A*, 5As and 3 Bs and Sam Joy, who achieved 4 As and 4 Bs. 

Principal Debbie Gibbs said: “These results firmly place IKB on the map as a learning institution where excellence in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths can be achieved. 

“Most importantly these results give our students the opportunity to follow their dreams to study at university and on high quality apprenticeships. We have students leaving to study in the fields of aeronautical, motorsport, and design engineering as well as the more traditional subjects such as mechanical engineering and economics. “This has been our first group of students and we will miss them, but know that the results they have gained at IKB along with their work placement experiences have secured them fantastic university places, apprenticeships and jobs and will equip them well for the next stage of their lives. We wish them all the very best of luck.” 

There are still places available in the sixth form at IKB.