New school UCL Academy blames construction delay for poor AS level results
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Camden’s first academy school has admitted being disappointed with its first set of exam results – but insists a delay in opening the school building was a factor behind the poor results.
On Monday, UCL Academy in Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, made a statement addressing concerns over recent AS level results, conceding they were “disappointing”.
The statement said: “It is important to bear in mind that the transition from GCSE to a more advanced programme of study is never easy.
“Our students also had to deal with the significant delay to the opening of the building, disrupting the most important teaching term.”
The Ham&High understands that since receiving AS level results in August, a number of UCL Academy pupils have chosen to move to other schools to complete their A level studies.
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UCL Academy is Camden’s first academy school and is sponsored by University College London (UCL).
It was due to open in brand new £26million facilities in Adelaide Road for its first academic year in September last year.
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However, after a series of delays involving construction company BAM, the school was forced into temporary accommodation for four months and did not move into the new site until the start of this year.