After a difficult few months in preparing for their GCSE examinations, the current U17 scholars have achieved outstanding results in the recent GCSE qualifications.
Every single player was awarded at least a Level 4 in their English and Maths qualifications. This means that they will not need further intervention to get to this level during their apprenticeship, allowing them more time to focus on their football development. In total the cohort achieved 1 Grade 9, 2 Grade 8 and 9 Grade 7 qualifications and outstanding achievement.
Matt Wells [Education Manager] says the results were a great reflection of the players' commitment to the course, especially during the recent lockdown: “I am proud and delighted that all the players have achieved the grade 4 pass grade in both English and Maths.
"This has come as a result of the positive partnerships formed between the schools and the Academy last season, along with the individual players perseverance and hard work during these challenging times.
"The scholars have started their Academic programme at the club with commitment and enthusiasm. They are studying a Sporting Excellence Professional programme, combined with some players starting and online A Level Economics course."
Jenni Joyce [Academy Tutor] was just as pleased with the U17s results, adding that the players now have a positive start to their further education.
“After a positive end to the summer, with all the players achieving good GCSE results, they have made an enthusiastic and impressive start into their education.
"The U17's are a great group and have already demonstrated good written and verbal communication skills. We have high hopes for what they can achieve with this programme."
Congratulations to all the players for their outstanding GCSE results and we look forward to seeing what they can achieve both academically and on the pitch this season.