Once again the school has increased the number of students completing their A Level studies with 150 receiving their grades on Thursday (double the number of ten years ago). It is a symbol of our continued success that so many of our young people want to continue their studies into our Sixth Form.

Results show that the percentage of entries that have achieved the highest grades of A* to B at A Level and Distinction Star and Distinction at BTEC stands at just below 60%, which is well above the national average. Twenty percent of this years’ cohort achieved at least the equivalent of AAB with 14 students achieving the equivalent of at least three A grades.  These students are:

Alice Anderson – Dist*, Dist*, Dist*, B

Jack Bagness – A, A, A, B, C

Edwin Barnes – A*, A, A, A

Amy Barrett – A, A, A

Joe Beeby – A*, A*, A

Jenny  Bolton – A, A, Dist*

Olivia Burt – A*, A*, A

Jenny Handley – A*, A, A

Adam Lewis Douglas – A*, A, A

Jerome Lloyd – A*, A*, A, A

Rosie Murton – A, A, A

Emily Robertson – Dist*, Dist*, Dist*

Beth Scott – A*, A, A

Pip Terry – A*, A*, A

Also of note are both Gabrielle Foggon and Poppy Barnes who both gained two A*’s and a B

What is very pleasing is the consistency of achievement across all subjects. Only three grades across 450 entries did not gain at least a pass, showing the hard work and dedication of our students. It also shows the genuine support that parents and the wider community give our students. At the time of going to press the majority of our students have gained good places at university, on apprenticeships or in employment. We wish them every success in their future lives.

Finally I would like to thank my colleagues for their hard work in supporting all of our students. There has been much turbulence over the last year both locally with our move into our new buildings and nationally with major changes to the A Level and GCSE systems. These have both needed major commitment from staff within the school and these results show our real desire to make a positive difference to our young peoples lives.

Maurice Hall