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Business in the Community programme
We are pleased to announce that Sidney Stringer Academy is now working closely with exam board OCR as partners in the Business in the Community programme. This will be the first time that OCR has worked in this way with a school.
Mara Bogdanovic, Head of Business Engagement at OCR, said " “With one of our offices based in Coventry, we were delighted to be paired with Sidney Stringer Academy on the Business Class programme. Our staff are really enthusiastic about taking part in the programme and we look forward to collaborating with the team at Sidney Stringer to help their young learners achieve challenging aspirations.”
Business in the Community is one of The Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which the Prince of Wales is president. Business in the Community believe that the most effective way for business to support young people facing social disadvantage is to form long-term partnerships with the schools those young people attend. Business Class provides a systematic and proven framework for developing those partnerships, rooted in long-term, strategic support and collaborative action.
Dave Hughes, Regional Education Managerfor Business in the Community in the West Midlands said "I am pleased to see that OCR have committed to support Sidney Stringer Academy as part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Class Cluster. Business Class provides the strategic solution for businesses wishing to form long-term, collaborative approaches to working with schools to ensure that the lives of young people are transformed positively through their education "
Claire Turpin, Associate Principal of Sidney Stringer Academy said" We are very pleased to be working with OCR as we feel this will provide opportunities for employees, in both organisations, to offer their expertise to benefit all. One of the areas we are particularly excited about is employees, from OCR, mentoring our students as we feel this will undoubtedly help students achieve their best."
Record Results for Sidney Stringer students at GCSE
It is official- we are one of the TOP 100 performing
non selective state schools in the country!
We were delighted to receive a letter from David Laws who is the schools minister congratulating us on the achievement of our pupils
" The percentage of your pupils achieving 5 A* - C including English and Maths shows that your school is one of the top performing non - selective state schools in the country. The results also show that you are amongst the 100 top performing schools in terms of progress and pupil premium. ... it is clear that you and your staff have provided the pupils with a good start to adult life "
This is a tremendous accolade the hard work of all our fabulous staff and of course our pupils. We are all so proud of them.
Great A Level Results!
A level results continue to be strong at Sidney Stringer Academy with 43% of students achieving the higher grades (a 2% increase from last year) and 99.4% passing. The number of A* is also the best it has ever been and nearly half of these were awarded in A level mathematics. Mathematics is one of the Academy's specialisms, therefore we are exceptionally pleased with our Mathematics results. At AS level nearly two thirds achieved an A or B and at A level a staggering 88% of students achieved these higher grades, with a quarter of the students getting an A*. This once again shows how strong Mathematics is at the Academy.
Results in many other subjects were also pleasing with A* and A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Mathematics, History, RE, Psychology, French, IT, Sociology and English Literature.
We are exceptionally proud of what our staff and students have achieved. These students in particularly did very well:
Noor Uddin A*, A*, A*
TayyahParvez A, A*, A
Jibril Abdillahi A, A, A*
Abidul Hoque A*, A, A
Abigail Idowu A, A, A, A
These students, and many others, are now off to University and we want to wish them the best of luck and look forward to hearing about their future successes.