Samuel Ward Academy has once again proven its strong provision for Sixth Form students through another excellent set of A level and BTEC results this year, exemplifying the hard work and commitment of staff and students at the academy.
111 students studied in the Sixth Form this year and in academic examinations 43% of students achieved A*-B grades, up by 11% on last year, 77% achieved A*-C grades and the overall pass rate was 98%. It was also very pleasing to see that 24% of students achieved an A* or A grade in at least one of their subjects, and 8 students achieved A*s and AS across the board. Vocational subjects did especially well with 86% of students achieving a Distinction*-Merit. Several subjects proved especially successful, with the A*-B grades for Chemistry standing at 77%, for Biology at 58%, Film Studies 56%, History 61%, Maths 52%, Media 74% and Sociology at 67%.
Kath Just, headteacher said: ‘ It is a privilege to take over the running of such a highly achieving school, where teachers, students and parents work together to ensure that all students progress to the next stage of their educational and work journey as well prepared as possible. Aspirations are high across the academy and students work hard, alongside their teachers, to meet the challenges and pressures they face in the ever-changing landscape of academic success. I am proud to see that this hard work and effort has been rewarded and students can move on to a bright future.’
The Head of Sixth Form Imogen Senior said: ‘'We are immensely proud of the exceptional results that the students received today. These come as a result of their hard work and determination and we are delighted to have supported so many students on their successful academic journeys.'
Whilst all students did extremely well, some students’ results stand out as particularly impressive: Tom Quarrell achieved three A*grades and A in Further Maths AS and will take up his place at Clare College, Cambridge to read medicine this summer; Jack Sheppard achieved three A*grades and B in Further Maths AS and has a place to study medicine at UCL next year. Kier Beasley and Nathan Bowd both achieved two A*grades, an A grade and an A grade at AS and will be going on to study Histroy and Mechanical engineering respectively. Imogen Cottage achieved an A* and two A grades, while Steph Berry, Millie Iron and Aaron Thorne all got 3A grades and Leon Bailey and Tyrone Alleyne got three Distinction*s in the Extended Sport Diploma.
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