Local students celebrate A-level success!


Happy Friday everyone!

It’s been an eventful week across the country as A-level results finally arrived. There were many nervous and stressed students, and twice as many nervous parents!

Thankfully we only have good news to report! Our nearest school local to Oakley Vale, Brooke West Academy, had another successful year of results. 62 per cent of all entries were graded at A*/A/B, an increase of six per cent from last year. 16 subjects of the 27 offered at Brooke Weston Academy increased their A*/A/B outcomes for students.

A special congratulations has to go to the top performing students, James Walker and Ross Ward, who each achieved three A* and one A grades!

Another nearby school, Corby Business Academy, did well too. The overall pass rate (grades A* to E) was 100 per cent, with 30.3 per cent of students achieving at least three A*-C grades. A huge well done to both schools for their results, and to all those across the region. Next week it’ll be the turn of our GCSE students and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on those in next week’s blog.

Now here’s some fun events coming up in the area this weekend:

  • Bikesafe & Open Roads Show – Saturday 19th – This amazing event brings together the very best of the National BikeSafe show and track experience and the Northamptonshire Police & Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service ‘Open Roads’ event. Find out more.
  • Field Day Festival – Saturday 19th – This FREE event is taking place at Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Woodsend Field, School Place, Corby, NN18 0QP. Featuring live music, Vikings of Mercia re-enactment, dance, hot food, climbing wall, face painting, Ukulele, big top, circus skills, Gwynhall the Dragon & Rex and lots more! Bring a picnic and join the fun! Find out more.

If you have any more events or info for us just drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter – or email at [email protected].

Have a great weekend!