Information for Year 11 Blackpool & Fylde College Students

All Year 11 Blackpool & Fylde College students must attend St. Mary's Academy on Friday 4th September as the college is still closed. This is a full school day from 8.30am until 3.10pm. Students must register in form and then meet Mr. Hardy in the canteen to be organised into their individual study groups. All students must wear full school uniform. Students will attend college as normal from Friday 11th September.

Please see Mr. Hardy regarding any concerns.

Academy Opening and clean water strategy

St Mary's Catholic Academy will open as planned for all students on Thursday 3rd September. Students should have arrived in time for an 8:35 start. We welcome our new Year 7 and Year 12 who will be guided to the correct areas by staff on arrival.
As you are aware St Mary's is within an area which is still affected by a United Utilities boiled water notice. We have been working closely with United Utilities who have delivered a supply of clean water to school in dispensers. Students should bring a clear plastic bottle to fill up from these dispensers if they need a drink during the day. This will mean that the Academy policy of allowing students to drink water from a clear plastic bottle in lessons can continue. United Utilities have also supplied our catering company with a supply of clean water so that our lunch time arrangements can continue safely.

Year 10 Science Summer Work Answers

Hi year 10 I hope you have had a good summer break so far? At the end of year 10 you were provided with a work book that needs to be completed and marked for your first science lesson back as year 11’s. The booklet is available to down load via the school webpage (posted on 15th July- just in case you may have misplaced it) and the answers can now be found by following the links below. You need to mark the Biology, Chemistry and Physics questions using the answers provided and complete the reflections on the front of the booklet. This should help you in identifying areas of the year 10 work you need to get help with early on in the new term. Enjoy what remains of the summer vacation!

Biology Summer Workbook Answers

Chemistry Summer Workbook Answers

Physics Summer Workbook Answers

Good News For St. Mary's GCSE Students

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There was good news for St Mary’s students who produced a pleasing set of results in their GCSE examinations this year. Results showed significant improvements across all measures compared to last year and were at or above national average across the board. Students performed particularly well in English with 78% of students achieving a grade C or above and a solid performance in Maths ensured that 58% of students achieved a grade A*-C in both English and Maths.  

Head teacher Simon Eccles praised students saying: “I would like to congratulate our students for their hard work and achievements this year. With continued turbulence and changes to examinations nationally I am pleased that results have improved and are in line with National expectations. On the back of a superb set of A level results last week this shows that the picture is very positive at St Mary’s.”

With 126 A* and A grades between them sixteen students opened their results to reveal a stunning set of GCSEs . A number of the group consisting of Jonathan McMahon, Matthew Jones, Alice Townsend, Tierney O’Rourke, Grace Couzins, Jessica Hill, Ann Premkumar, Monica Brownwood, Nathan Leahy, Robert Dowling, Molly Barnes, Sheenam Verna, Jacob Hall, Nancy Collinge, Kyle O’Neill and Fathima Kizhakkayil are pictured receiving their all important envelopes.

A delighted Monica said: “All of the hard work has finally paid off. I feel thrilled with my results and am looking forwards to my next chapter at St Mary’s Sixth Form. I appreciate all of the staffs hard work over the past 5 years, St Mary’s Catholic Academy is an incredible school and the Year 11 results portray this”. Grace added: “9As and an A*I am delighted with my results, it was all worthwhile and I couldn’t have done it without the support of the St Mary’s staff, they have been truly amazing.” “I am so happy with my results; I wouldn’t have achieved such good results without the ongoing support and effort of the fantastic teachers. I am staying at St Mary’s due to the superb teachers and the hope of gaining such good results again,” commented Tierney.

Any Y11 student with 5+ A*-Cs including English & Maths, from either St Mary’s or any other local secondary schools, who would like to join our thriving Sixth Form please contact Mrs Murray (Head of Sixth Form) on 01253 396286 or alternatively complete an online application on the Academy’s website.

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