Sixth Form Results22/08/18
We’ve been congratulating our sixth formers on their A level successes and helping those who need more guidance following the release of the examination results today.
In what was another good set of results for The North, our pupils achieved a 97% pass rate at A* to E across all qualifications, in line with national figures and matching the high standard we have set in recent years.
Our students did well in both academic and vocational subjects and we were particularly pleased that we maintained our average grade of Distinction in the BTec and other vocational examinations.
“We are very pleased with this year’s results, which reflect a huge amount of work by the students and great support from their teachers and parents,” said Director of Sixth Form Siobhan Matthews.
“While the percentage of pupils getting the top grades dipped very slightly, reflecting the fact that the qualifications are more rigorous this year, our results overall have maintained a consistently high standard.”
Particular congratulations must go to Nikoleta Ivanova, who achieved an A in maths and Bs in media and physics, despite the fact that she could not speak English two years ago. Nikoleta has a place to study robotics at Bristol University.
Christopher Douglas is heading to Reading University to study accounting and management after achieving a Distinction and a Distinction* in his sports diploma studies plus an A in his finance diploma and a B in maths.
Taylor Holmes is off to Salford to study sports rehabilitation after receiving three Distinctions in her double sports and applied science studies.
Other high achievers included Jasmine Baker, who achieved three Bs at A level in maths, psychology and photography, and Charlie Barden, who will be studying law with business after achieving an A in maths, and Cs in film studies and law.
Jasmine, who is heading to Canterbury Christ Church University to study primary education, said she was very pleased, particularly with her maths grade, and recognised that the results reflected the work she had put in.
We achieved particularly good results in sociology, maths, sport, finance and business, while 100% of pupils who undertook the extended project qualification (EPQ) achieved between A* and B grades.
Two-thirds of our pupils applied to university, and the impressive results meant most have been accepted by their first choice. We also made sure there were staff on hand during the morning to help anyone who needed advice and guidance.