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A Level Results 2017

A record breaking year for A level results has seen provisional figures at over 61% A*-B grades, and over 30% A/A*. The results of the new two year terminal examination subjects have held up extremely well, including at the top grades of A/A*.  Provisional value added measures (which track the progress made by students) also show an improvement on 2016, where the progress was already judged “Excellent”. This maintains the tradition of high performance in a large sixth form, which this year has enabled nearly all students to take up their preferred places at universities, apprenticeships or work.

An impressive six students were successful in securing places at Cambridge and Oxford in courses such as Architecture, English Literature, History, Computer Science and Economics. Many other students were successful in securing places at their first choice of university or in secured prestigious apprenticeships or employment.

Head teacher Margaret Holman said: “At a time of turbulence in the system, the stability of these results are testament to the hard work of teachers and students, so it is even more pleasing to see the improvements last year in achievement once again being built on in 2017. As ever, we wish all Year 13 students well as they move on from these very strong foundations”.