I am delighted that the hard work of students and staff has been rewarded with these fantastic results. All at the College are very proud that the determination and effort of the students has seen outstanding achievement, resulting in an average grade per entry of B-. This year we have achieved the highest proportion of A*-B grades ever, with 54% of entries awarded A*-B. Our excellence in applied/vocational courses has also continued, with an average grade of Distinction*- and 75% of entries awarded the highest ‘Dist*’ grade possible. These results further build on the improvements seen in previous years.
These achievements allow our students to follow the path of their choice, whether that be into higher education, apprenticeships or other further training. A significant number of our students will now progress to top universities and we are able to celebrate some exceptional individual performances, such as the achievement of Grace Houghton who secured four A* grades in her A Level studies. We are equally delighted at the strong progress made by a number of students who have thrived in their sixth form studies and exceeded expectations.
We believe that our Sixth Form College provides a wonderful opportunity for students to truly fulfil their potential in a caring and vibrant community and we look forward to more students joining us. We are committed to the view that it is: ‘Your College. Your Future.’ As the students of the 2017 cohort have demonstrated, the future is bright indeed.