Thursday, 15th August 2019
MUSICIANS, singers and actors celebrate a first class performance
MUSICIANS, singers and actors celebrated first class performances with fellow students and staff at a
Many students at
Gifted pianist Jack Beall, 18, who was recently presented with The Founding Principal’s Award for Outstanding Character at the academy’s annual Presentation Day, achieved two As in chemistry and physics and a B in maths.
“Music is my hobby but I’ve always enjoyed science,” said Jack, who will be studying chemistry at
“I regularly helped the music and audio visual departments with school productions and concerts, as well as playing piano in assembly, but I’ve always wanted to have a career in science.
“My subjects were very difficult and I’m really happy with my results thanks to a lot of hard work and help from the teachers here at Bede. If you put the work in, you can definitely get to where you want to be.”
Jack was among five students at
Jack said:“I feel that I am more confident, especially after being house captain and speaking in assemblies. I am now comfortable speaking to large crowds, and also in group situations. I can be happy with what I have achieved. I’m excited to go and study something I’ve never explored before in biomedical science.”
Anna, 18, of
“I thought I’d just get a job and then apply for a foundation course next year. This changes everything and hopefully now I can go to
Jacob said: “More than anything,
Budding actor and singer Adam Swalwell, 18, who starred in the academy’s productions of Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables and organised a fundraising concert for a visit to Bede’s link school in Nokuphlia, in Africa, is set to expand his creative talents after being accepted to study media and performance at the
Adam who passed three A levels in music, English language and religious studies, said: “
“It will be sad to leave Bede. I have been here since the primary academy first opened in 2009, but it’s also good to turn over a new page and move on.”
There were successes in geography, with the department celebrating its highest ever number of A and B grades, and BTEC sport diploma students continuing to demonstrate their prowess with 94 per cent of the cohort achieving a double distinction or above.
Principal Andrew Thelwell added: ‘We are proud of the achievements of our students at
“A number of students are ready to embark upon university courses next month having chosen diverse areas of study including nursing, STEM, English and law. Many of our students will be going to some of the country’s most prestigious universities such as
“I am confident that they will all go on to be successful whether at university, in apprenticeships or in work and wish them all the best for their futures.”
The majority of Bede students achieved their first choice university, and we have had an increase in the proportion of students going to prestigious Russell Group universities. Four students are embarking on Primary Education courses and many more have secured good quality apprenticeships and employment.
Student Robyn Stobbart added: “Bede feels like my home. I’ve been inspired here to become an English teacher and will study English at
Her mum added: “We’re so lucky to have this school in