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Mounts Bay among 'most improved' schools in country

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

Year 11 students at Mounts Bay Academy celebrate their achievement in English language GCSE when 85 per cent of Year 11 students achieved A* to C grades and 20 per cent A or A* grades.

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MOUNTS Bay Academy is celebrating after being named as one of the most improved 200 schools in the UK.

The latest school league tables, published by the Department for Education, show that out of 177 students, 64 per cent achieved five or more A* to C grades (including English and maths) and 25 per cent achieved the English Baccalaureate.

Mount Bay's head teacher Sara Davey said the academy's success was down to a collective belief that all students can be successful.

"The league tables show our position in Penwith and Cornwall clearly and we are pleased with lots of the different measures, where we feature very positively," she said.

"It is great to hear that we are in the top 200 who have improved their examination results consistently.

"There are many reasons for our success but the key one is our philosophy. We have a collective belief as a team that all students can be successful and can reach great heights and we instil this set of values in all of our students.

"Evidence of this is the fact that we gained 100 per cent in five A* to G and 94 per cent in five A* to C, which means that we ensure achievement for all.

"In addition, our results in English and maths have been going from strength to strength and this means that our five A* to C, with English and maths, was on an upward trajectory."

Mrs Davey also paid tribute to her "incredibly hardworking" staff who had adapted to change with "speed and intelligence".

In addition, the academy recently received results for the November entry for English language GCSE and 85 per cent of Year 11 students achieved A* to C grades and 20 per cent A or A*, which, Mrs Davey said, was "a phenomenal achievement".

To see how other local schools fared, log on to www.cornishman.co.uk/Cornwall-s-school-league-tables-2013-Check-local/story-20485620-detail/story.html

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