Summary of 2018 results
Pass rate at A level was 99.0%
A*/A 21.4% (target 11%)
A*-B 42% (target 43%)
A*-C 74% (target 87%)
78% of all grades awarded were on or above target, top 10% performance for this measure (source ALPS).
We are thrilled to celebrate the successes of our students at A-level this summer, with some outstanding individual performances among a very strong set of results overall.
As the examination process at A-level continues to pose new challenges to students across the country we are delighted to see so many of our students performing strongly in such a challenging academic context.
Outstanding attainment was achieved from the following students. Catriona Coe with A*A*A* in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and will read medicine at Edinburgh, Jack Fletcher with A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and will read Mathematics at Leeds, Ben Kilner with A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and will read Mathematics at Leeds, Peter Spain with A*A*A in Mathematics, Physics and Further Mathematics and will read Mathematics at Bristol, Simon Lake with A*AA in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and will read Computer Science at Durham, Matthew Taylor with A*AA in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and will read Mathematics at Leeds, Amy Hewitt with A*AA in Sociology, English Language and Graphics and will read Fashion Marketing at Leeds, Lucy Phillips with A*A*C in English Language, English Literature and Theatre Studies and will read English Literature Newcastle, Abigail Matthewman with A*AB in Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry and will read Biochemistry and Newcastle, Maya Saint John with AAA in Psychology, English Language and Sociology and will read English Language at Manchester, Emma Young with AAA in Psychology, Government and Politics and Sociology and will read Psychology at Leeds.
I am incredibly proud of the hard work and commitment that our A-level students have displayed over the last academic year. Having started in my role as these students entered Year 13 it has been a real pleasure to work with such a fantastic cohort of students. The A-level courses that these students have followed are incredibly rigorous in their assessment of students, and the way in which staff and students have worked together to prepare for them has been impressive. As a Sixth Form we are particularly proud of the proportion of grades at A and A*, which was far in excess of the targeted value, as well as the outstanding outcomes within many curricular areas. The vast majority of our year 13 cohort who applied to University have secured their first choice institution and will be heading off in the coming months to start the next chapter of their academic lives. Whatever the destination of our departing students, we wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.