Students achieving A*-C Grade - 73%
Students achieving A*- A Grades 7%
Students achieving A*-B Grades 33%
Overall Pass rate (A*-G) 96%
We celebrated a strong set of A Level examination results with students on Thursday 14th August. Most students attained or exceeded their target grades, despite warnings from Ofqual that grades were likely to dip following major changes to the exams system across the country this year. Overall our A Level results were down on those of 2013 but this was expected and reflects the predicted pattern of reform across the country as the system “toughens up” to stamp out grade inflation.
Overall Results (by entry)
A*-A 7% (30% 2013)
A*-B 33% (58% 2013)
A*-C 73% (85% 2013)
A*-E 96% (100% 2013)
We are proud of the upward trend in the performance of our Sixth Form over
recent years and this year is no exception, with all students achieving on or
above their potential.
A Level students work incredibly hard nowadays and, although it is fashionable to assume that standards have declined, the amount of work sixth formers do now means that gaining qualifications at this level is, in many ways, much harder than it used to be. Students now have to take modules throughout the year, as well as examinations at the end of the course. They also have to complete some very demanding coursework assignments and some take on additional qualifications such as the Extended Project, Critical Thinking or General Studies.
The hard work of A-Levels students should not, therefore, be underestimated, nor should we forget the added pressures caused by the demands of the university system and the increasing competition for places.
We wish all our departing students well as they move on to the next phase of their
lives and hope that they continue to succeed in all that they do.
Subjects with 100% A-C grades
Within subject areas, notable successes, with 100% of students achieving A*-C grades, were:
Health & Social Care
Art & Design - Textiles
Media, Film and TV Studies
D&T Food Technology
D&T Product Design