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22 August 2019

GCSE Results – Success Stories
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22 August 2019

GCSE Results – Success Stories

Staff and students at CAST are today celebrating really great results with impressive individual successes. Here are a few success stories:

Rachel achieved straight 8s and 9s across all of her GCSEs and is planning to pursue a career in Medicine. While at CAST she has been able to complete work experience at a GP practice. She has also completed project work on drug development with AstraZeneca.

Ethan gained grade 8 and 9s in his three sciences and plans to remain at CAST for A levels. While studying for his GCSEs, he also managed to secure an Arkwright scholarship, which is one of the most prestigious Engineering scholarships in the UK. Studying at CAST has allowed Ethan to foster his interest in Engineering by completing two projects with Mott MacDonald designing a hydropower station and the proposed Addenbrooke’s railway station.

Tim and Matthew all achieved grade 9s in all three sciences and a number of other subjects including Maths, Computer science and Geography. Whilst at CAST they have also already completed work experience with Aveva and CR-UK. Both will be continuing at CAST to study A levels and develop their technical skills through the college’s innovative challenge project programme.

22 August 2019

CAST GCSE Results 2019
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22 August 2019

CAST GCSE Results 2019

Staff and students at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology are today celebrating really great results with impressive individual successes. They are the best ever achieved at the college.

All students study separate sciences and overall, 92% achieved two or more sciences at a grade 4 or above, 81% at grade 5 or above and almost half of the students achieving grade 7 or above.

Also, particularly pleasing was that almost a quarter of students achieved at least one grade 9 with a number achieving mainly 9s across all subjects. An impressive 92 per cent of students gained a grade 4+ in English and 90% in Maths.

In addition to their academic qualifications, all students achieved the Duke of York Award for Technical Education. This recognises their employability skills, with most reaching the silver award, the highest available for their age range.

  • Percentage of students achieving five GCSEs at 4-9 = 88%
  • Percentage of students achieving a pass in Maths (4 or above) = 90%
  • Percentage of students achieving a pass in English (4 or above) = 92%

15 August 2019

Students and staff celebrate A Level and BTEC results
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15 August 2019

Students and staff celebrate A Level and BTEC results

Staff and students at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology are once again celebrating a good set of results today.

As a specialist STEM college, all sixth form students only study academically demanding Science and Maths courses. We are therefore delighted that 44% of the science grades were at A*- B and 68% of the grades at A*- C. A new government measure has been introduced this year and a fantastic 86% of all students gained a Level 3 Maths qualification.

BTEC Applied Science result grades were also impressive as 100% of students studying the course achieved at least a Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) with all but one student completing the Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels). All students that completed the Extended Diploma course gained at least one Distinction grade (equivalent to an A at A level).

Students have been highly successful in progressing onto their chosen university places, apprenticeships and careers. Destinations are yet to be finalised, however currently over 70% of students have chosen to take up offers at their choice of university to study STEM courses, ranging from nuclear science to aerospace engineering and environmental science. The opportunity to take part in ‘real world’ projects delivered in partnership with top science and technology companies has supported success with degree and other applications.

22 July 2019

CAST student represents USA at World Championships in Roller Figure Skating
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22 July 2019

CAST student represents USA at World Championships in Roller Figure Skating

Ben,  from Year 11, has just returned from the World Championships in roller figure skating, where he represented the USA in the junior men’s freestyle event.

It was an exciting trip, with some amazing freestyle skating from the best in the world in freestyle, pairs, and dance.

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