Our First Results are in!
AS results are only a staging post on the way to your full A-level grade, but they are the first formal exam results we’ve had so we thought we’d let you know where we are. And, I have to say, it’s looking very good.
First, the headlines. 99% of our students gained a pass, with 17% of them gaining at least three As and Bs – something which puts us well on track to beat national averages in our very first year of full A-level results in 2016. I’m not even going to mention that to beat the national average would smash the average for the City of Sunderland – after all, you know that is why we set up the Sixth Form here in the first place.
Of course, there are always ups and downs, particularly in AS results, which contain modules that many students go on to resit in year 13. But many of our students have done superbly already, with individual results ranging from AAA to ABBB that will put them in pole position for the top university places – with special mention going to Emma Bailey for the best exam performance in the school!
Even for those few who are disappointed with their results, I want to say a huge well done – after all, this is only the half way point, and historically, results do improve between AS and A2. We are now expecting superb things not only from the A-level results, but also from the future careers and university destinations of our first cohort.
Our retake students have done superbly as well – with all those resitting GCSE English gaining their coveted C grade. Given that nationally only 9% of students who retake make it, this is really excellent work from all concerned.
Our teachers too deserve some real congratulations. Whether it is the excellent performance across core subjects, including both English Language and Literature, or the real individual stand-outs – the Maths department ensuring that 100% of students gained at least a C in AS maths, or Psychology scoring 27% A grades – they have really outdone themselves. Subjects have consistently added value, and we are only at the start of our journey. Who knows where we can go!
Looking forward to September and a whole new challenge!
Director of Sixth Form