Students, Staff and Governors at English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College are celebrating a record breaking set ‘A’ Level examination results this year. The pass rate at A Level was 99% across all 28 subjects offering examinations. The proportion of grades at A*/B was 64% which is well above the previous college record of 55% set in 2008. 13 subjects saw students achieve the top grade of A* which is another record performance. Once again the vast majority of students have secured places at university or have found employment.
The top performing student was Anna Strickland who secured A* grades in Geography, English Language and French. She is going to Durham University to study Geography. Calum White was the highest attaining boy, securing A* grades in Chemistry and Maths and an A grade in Physics. Calum is also going on to Durham University to study Physics. 35% of students have been accepted onto courses at Russell Group Universities.
Headteacher Stephen Hammond said that he was really delighted with the results: “Our students have done fantastically well this year and we are extremely proud of what they have achieved. We have been working very hard with each student to ensure that they meet their target grades so that they have the widest range of choice for their future. The students leaving for university, apprenticeships or employment are equipped academically, morally and socially to make a really positive contribution to society. ”
Mr Hammond said “I want to congratulate all of our students on their record breaking results and thank their parents for all of their support. It is a real pleasure to see students who enter the Sixth Form with a wide range of abilities fulfilling their potential and ready for the next phase of their lives”.
Pictures in the Gallery.