Beacon Academy have secured their best set of A-Level results for the third-year running, with almost a third A* and A grades.
On their website Beacon Academy put the achievements into context:
As a non-selective, non-denominational and non-fee paying school, we are exceptionally proud of the fact that almost a third (31%) of our students’ grades were As and A stars.
Along with these best ever results with the very top grades, we are also celebrating our best ever grades at B and above with 58% and our best ever grades at C and above with 83%.
We are exceedingly proud of our students, given that in the two years that they have been studying for their courses, they have had to respond to significant change in education nationally – notably the increase in academic rigour for Post 16 qualifications.
Many of the subjects that students have been taking this year have been under this new, and far more intense, regime. Many have been following the more academically challenging specifications.
This set of results is testament to the way our inspirational students have risen to this challenge with complete determination, confidence and resilience. They have had unrelenting support from their staff and parents.
Steve Baker, Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for the Sixth Form, commented that he and the whole Academy are:
incredibly proud of the exceptional achievements of these students in such a tempestuous couple of years for them educationally. Many of them have faced exams where there were very limited practice papers or mark schemes for them to work with. They have all worked really hard to meet this challenge so successfully.
Charlotte Hilliard 3 A’s and going to Edinburgh to study social anthropology. Well Done! pic.twitter.com/GFZ2dK60XZ
— Beacon Sixth Form (@Beacon6th) August 17, 2017
You can find more photos of the students getting their results at the Sixth Form Centre this morning on Twitter @Beacon6th. Some of the other students getting great results this year include:
- Jack Welch, awarded A* A A A, going to Edinburgh to study Veterinary Medicine
- Jess Martin, awarded A* A A, going to Queens College Oxford to study Experimental Psychology
- Leigha Crothall awarded A* A B going to Fitzwilliam College Cambridge to study Archaeology
- Molly Byford, awarded A* A A, going to Durham to study Liberal Arts
- Alfie Cooper, awarded A A A, going to the London School of Economics to study Philosophy
- Evangeline Van-Manen, awarded A* A* A, going to Exeter to study Psychology
- James Baldwin awarded A* A B going to Surrey to study Maths
- Oliver Cosby awarded A A A going to Exeter to study Politics and Economics
- Annie Townshend awarded A A B B going to York to study Psychology