140 students received their A Level and BTEC results today.

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 54%, showing very good progress for this cohort of students. Twenty four percent of the students gained at least the equivalent of two A grades (two Distinction/Distinction*’s) or more. Eighteen students achieving the equivalent of at least three A grades.

This is the first year that our students have been assessed against the new examination system. Many of the A Levels are now based solely on exams at the end of Year 13 and AS grades no longer count towards final achievements. BTEC now have exam components as well as coursework. As you will appreciate this generates extra anxiety and pressure for everyone; especially this being the first year of implementation. For so many of our young people to have achieved such impressive results is testament to their hard work and dedication. It also shows the genuine support that parents and  the wider community give our students. At the time of going to press nearly all have gained good places at university, on apprenticeships or in employment. We wish them every success in their future lives.

I would like to thank my colleagues for their continued hard work in supporting all of our students. Over many years we have had a very positive reputation for providing breadth of experiences and impressive outcomes for our Sixth Form students. We will do everything we can to make sure this continues.

Maurice Hall