A Level Highlights 2013-14
“Our numbers in Sixth Form have grown significantly in the last couple of years and our cohort is increasingly diverse so it is pleasing to see the high number of Distinctions and Merits on vocational courses as well as successes in traditional A levels. We know too that the changes to A Level exams have made the qualification significantly harder and our students’ success is all the more praiseworthy in that context.” (Headteacher, Gary Lewis)
Just under three quarters of the grades achieved were A*-C and the proportion of grades at A*/A was just above 20%. A host of exceptional performances included 2 A*s, an A, with an A* in Extended Project from Carmen Bowes, who will study Classics at Durham, Emily Binnington’s 4 A grades which will lead to studying Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield, and Emily Wall who will study Politics at Exeter after gaining 2 A*s and an A and an A grade Extended Project. Ben Price (A* 2 A’s and a B) goes to Birmingham to study English Language, Olivia Pointon (3 A’s and a B) to York to study History, Maisie Dodds (2 A*s, 2 B’s) to Newcastle to study Politics, Matthew Wilson to Cardiff to study Maths (1 A*, 2 A’s) and Sarah Stone to Bath Spa to study Dance (3 A grades).
Three students have won places on prestigious apprenticeships, Lauren Fortune with Ernst & Young, and Holly Palmer and Luke Carey with the MoD.