Students celebrate North School success18/08/16
Students celebrate North School success
Sixth formers were smiling today as The North School recorded another year of sound post-16 examination results to build on the Ashford high school’s recent success.
The school prides itself on its high academic standards as well as its broad curriculum, and sixth form pupils have achieved considerable success in recent years.
This year saw notable improvements in the development of vocational qualifications in which the average result is a ‘merit +’ which is equivalent to a high C grade at A Level.
AS results at the North were also up significantly in all grades, with an impressive 15 per cent improvement in A to C grades. A2 also saw an improvement in overall pass rates. with Mathematics and Finance among the subjects where students did particularly well.
Headteacher Nicki Hodges said the results represented “a great deal of hard work and dedication by pupils, parents and our highly committed staff”.
She added: “We have a good reputation at The North for academic success in the sixth form, particularly in Mathematics, English, Law, Film Studies and Engineering, while offering a broad range of Level 3 vocational subjects as well. Notable successes in this area included Applied Science, Sports, Health and Social Care, Business and Public Services.”
A record number of student from the North have received offers of university places based on their sixth form success.
Looking ahead to next Thursday’s GCSE results, Mrs Hodges added: “We also have a very high retake success rate and offer a range of Level 2 courses that can help get students back on track if they want to continue to do A Levels despite missing out next week.
“The North also offers great careers advice, which combines with good vocational courses and impressive academic teaching to make it a good choice for young people post-16.”