We are absolutely delighted with this year’s performance of our Sixth Form students. They have achieved excellent results that reflect their hard work, dedication and determination in their studies. Whether it is the students that have achieved straight A*’s or those who have worked equally hard to reach the goals they set themselves, we congratulate them all on their achievements.
They can be proud of what they have accomplished over the last seven years at secondary school. We will miss their positive contributions to the school and wish them the very best for the future as they embark on the next phase of their life journeys; be it at university, in employment, or an apprenticeship.
It is fantastic to see students progressing onto so many high quality University courses at institutions across the country including Oxbridge, as well as an increased proportion of Russell Group Universities. Equally, it is also encouraging to see more students moving into the increasing number of higher level apprenticeships that are available with local firms.
The number of students choosing to study Arts and Creative subjects as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects reflects well the wide spectrum of courses we are able to offer in our Sixth Form.
Individual students have their own personal success to celebrate, such as Sally Marshall who will be reading Maths at Imperial in London next year having achieved 4 A*’s in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry; or Madeleine Dearman who will be studying Law at Queens College, Oxford, having achieved 2 A*’s and an A in Philosophy, Chemistry and Maths.
A number of staff who are parents of Year 13 students endured the apprehensive wait for results this summer too. Head of Year 13, Mrs Swan, spent an anxious Wednesday looking at other students’ results, carefully avoiding seeing her son’s until he was able to pick them up this morning. Robert Swan, who has just returned from competing in Spain with the U20 England Fishing Squad, kept the suspense going for his mother as he arrived later than he said he would. In the end they were both delighted with his results as he achieved an A*, A and a B in Design Technology, Geography and Biology and will be going on to study Design for Industry at Northumbria University. Similarly, Mrs Dixon (Head of Admin and the Headteacher’s PA) spent time giving out results to numerous students before her own daughter, Katie, arrived for hers. Thankfully, both were thrilled with her grades, and she will now be going to Northumbria University to study Fashion and Communication.