We have received information on our KS5 Performance which confirms that our students are performing well against national benchmarks. Our results in the summer included tremendous success at A level with 73% of our students gaining passes at A*- C. It is extremely pleasing to see that this has translated into such an excellent profile in the recently published KS5 performance tables. We are particularly pleased with the points per entry score (please see Department for Education (DfE) website) of 206.5 which is a strong indicator of the quality of provision at One, demonstrating how well students did on average in each examination and places us top in the country of 16-19 schools. This first set of results reinforces our determination to continue to deliver excellence in education, and is recognition of the hard work by both students and staff.
We received a superb A Level Performance Systems (ALPS) report; our A Level courses received an ALPS ranking of Outstanding graded 2 (of 9) and our L3 Vocational courses received an ALPS ranking of Outstanding graded 2 (of 9) which places us in the top 10% nationally.
We look forward to seeing the Department for Education tables on Value Added when they are released in February which we are confident will demonstrate the outstanding progress our students make during their two years at One.
Success in examinations is crucial to the on-going development of our students and we recognise the importance of league tables. However exam results are just one part of the whole learning experience at One and it is our role to create complete individuals who leave us with a rounded education which has been enriched by the many opportunities made available to them whilst at One including the valuable links and partnerships which have been established with businesses and universities.
We are delighted that our students went on to secure positions in local and national companies, and universities including those in the Russell Group.
Among these were Nathan Smith, who received an inspirational five A* grades in biology, chemistry, maths, physics and an extended project and is now studying Natural Sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge. Jake Aylmer left One with four A* grades under his belt, having studied chemistry, maths, further maths and physics and is at Oriel College in Oxford studying chemistry and Rowanne Willett received the necessary qualifications to secure a place studying music at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge. Many students were able to go straight into the world of business with five of our students securing posts locally at Willis Insurance.
The success of our students last year has led to a 40% increase in applications to date for September 2013 but there are still places available on some courses and students are advised to apply by the 31st January 2013.