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Year: 2017

Best set of A level results for the third year running

Grace Academy Solihull’s Post-16 Centre continued to improve, with students achieving their best ever results for the third year running. The Academy is celebrating a 19% increase in the number of students achieving at least three A Level passes, and 86% of students entered for three A levels were successful. The average Applied A level […]

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Read our July newsletter

Read our July newsletter: GAS NEWSLETTER JULY 2017 V15  

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Strengthening mental health provision

In new research, students at Grace Academy said the Academy is good at dealing with mental health issues, but they would like more direct teaching on it so they can recognise the signs and know what to look. The research, carried out by final year Aston University student Kelly Slack, was designed to assess students’ […]

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Year 13s in celebratory football match with teaching staff

Year 13s set the ball rolling for a celebratory football match against teaching staff to mark the end of their final year at the Academy. Teachers Matt Godwin, Jake Upton, Blaine Wakeman, Anton Nunes and Tom Able, took on the Year 13s in a football play-off after school which saw the students competing on equal […]

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Extra revision sessions out of hours

Over 100 Year 11 students have been putting in extra time, out of hours, to attend revision sessions run by teachers over the past five to six weeks, including during the Easter break and May half-term holiday. The sessions included English, Maths, and Science, and exam booster classes in every subject across the curriculum.  Vice […]

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Tutor group 11D win Best Attendance Award

  Tutor Group 11D are the deserving winners of our Best Attendance Award this term! This follows the Academy achieving its best attendance and exam results ever last year. Speaking about the importance of encouraging good attendance, 11D Form Tutor Steve Bradshaw, said, “Research shows that regular attendance and better grades tend to go hand […]

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Brownies make homemade pizza at Grace Academy

  Twelve local Brownies visited the Academy to practice their culinary skills using Grace Academy’s cooking facilities to make homemade pizza.  Brownie leader Charlotte Atkins said: “The cooking evening was fantastic because it let the girls cook dishes they would not have been able to do at Brownies. Because there was so much space it […]

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Giant portraits with street artist John Denaro

  Street artist John Denaro popped in to a local Solihull Academy to show Year 11 students how to create giant portraits of themselves in just one day, using only chalk and charcoal. The students from Grace Academy Solihull were challenged to think big, and work quickly, as they produced outsize images of themselves and […]

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Masterclass with England rugby union player Jonny Wilkinson

  Twenty-two Grace Academy Solihull students won a world-cup level masterclass in footwork, handling, and kicking skills after being selected for a day of training with former England rugby union player Jonny Wilkinson. We caught up with Sky Ambassador Jonny towards the end of the masterclass, and he said: “The best thing about these Sky […]

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Strong, dedicated team in science

  Targeted revision sessions, separate coursework days, and holiday sessions, have secured excellent progress for students in Science, with 50% of students expected to achieve A* to A grades in the Triple Science Award at the end of the academic year.  By having targeted intervention groups with top performing students, and separate tutor groups and […]

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