Examination results: Sixth form

We are very proud of our students who work very hard from a range of different academic starting points.  They make excellent progress over their time in the sixth form, and their results reflect this.

The school offers both traditional academic A level courses in 40+ subjects as well as vocational level 3 courses in 12+ different areas.  Students are able to take all A level courses, all vocational courses or a combination of the above.

Results in 2016

Results were very strong.  Highlights include:

  • 25% of entries graded at the highest possible  i.e. A* or Distinction*
  • 40% of entries graded at the top grades i.e. A or A*; Distinction or Distinction*
  • 63% of entries graded at B grade or higher (A level) or Merit or higher (vocational)
  • Pass rates exceeding national averages at A level and vocational level 3


A Level 2016

Good Luck to Year 13

Approximately 200 students have taken up university places, having achieved the grades needed for their chosen courses.  Others have progressed onto apprenticeships or are starting their working career.  We wish them every success for the future.

BTEC 2016

Subject achievements:

There are many excellent subject achievements, and the graphs below indicate these outcomes.  Top grades were achieved across the range of curriculum areas including:

Curriculum Area A or A* or equivalent
Arts 7
Business 72
English/Media 13
Health and Social Care 11
Humanities 35
ICT 26
Languages 13
Mathematics 22
PE/Sport 15
Science 35
Social Science 22


Year 12

There were many excellent AS results with pass rates well above national averages in a number of subjects and with over 30% of outcomes at the top grades.