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Educate Magazine - 2021-09-01

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A welcome return

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Year 11 students returned to The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA), Kensington, to collect their GCSE results. Staff were on hand to welcome students as they arrived at the academy, with the students happy to see one another again. There was a mixture of emotions all around as they opened the envelopes containing their results. Similar to last year, the Year 11s were unable to sit the exams they had worked so hard towards, due the pandemic, and so grades have been determined by teachers. The academy, which is part of All Saints Multi Academy Trust, saw an overall increase in the number of top grades awarded to students with the number of good and strong passes also increasing. Headteacher of ASFA, Mr Kevin Maddocks, said: “GCSE results day can be a stressful day for students but we hope we have made it as relaxed as possible after how hard they have worked this year. Whilst it is disappointing that they couldn’t sit their exams, our assessments have been fair and we hope this allows them to go on and fulfil their dreams. “On behalf of all the staff, I would like to wish our 2021 cohort the very best of luck for the future - we just know that they'll be successful in everything that they do.”

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