It has been an extremely exciting day for our A level and National Diploma Level three students collecting their results.
Alan Whittaker, Principal said, “Last year we were delighted with our results so this year we were hoping to consolidate or slightly improve on previous achievements.”
“The fact that we have seen a 6% rise across the board with our A-level results – that surpasses the national benchmark – is an incredible reward for all the hard work put in by our students and staff.”
“We have also seen some great successes with our National Diploma results with 91% of students gaining a distinction or merit, with many students gaining places at University and others starting careers.”
“All in all I’m over the moon,”
380 students sat A-level exams. 78% of students achieved A* –C - this is a 6% increase on the results last year and ahead of the National Benchmarks, with achievement at A*- E at 98% and at A*- A 20% against the National Benchmark of 26%.
470 students sat AS Level examinations. 67% achieved at A-C - this is a 9% increase on the results last year and 9% ahead of the National Benchmarks with achievement at A-E at 95%.
Level 3 National Diplomas
164 students studied Level three National Diplomas. 91% students achieved at Distinction and Merit.
Our overall pass rate was in excess of 98% and the pass rate of students gaining A to C results was 78% exceeding the national average.
Some of our student’s achievements
Beth Oakley has gained a place at Robinson College in Cambridge. She will be studying psychological and behavioural sciences. She said, “I’m incredibly happy. It’s quite surreal, but ultimately it’s all good.”
Larissa West is off to the USA to study early children’s education alongside visual and performing arts in Massachusetts. She said, “I’m thrilled. I’ve always wanted to live in America since I was younger. It’s always been a dream and it won’t be long until I’ll be living that dream.”
Laura Wilding has started a job at the grain manufacturer called Nidera. She said, “It’s not that I didn’t want to go to University. It’s more that I wanted to start employment as soon as possible. I’m delighted with my results and my new job.”