Post-16 students and staff are celebrating positive outcomes at Abbeywood Community School this week, with more students than ever gaining grades to be accepted onto university courses. The school has seen a slight dip in headline figures compared with previous years but has once again seen huge successes in BTEC and vocational outcomes.
Most students who were seeking places on higher education courses gained places or are currently seeking alternatives at other institutions and a number of others have secured apprenticeships.
The average A-level points score per entry was 185 (187 last year) and the average total points score per student was 670 (669 last year). For vocational courses, the average points score per entry was 234 and average total points score was 807.
Significant individual successes highlighted by executive headteacher Dave Baker are:
A2 examination results
- Kaya Baber ABB + A* (EPQ)
- Freya Restall ABB
AS examination results
- Joe Mansfield AAAA
- Jamie Franks AAAA
- Ethan Martin AAABB
Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) reported “stability across the grades” at A-level, with A*-A declining marginally by 0.1 percentage points to 25.9 percent; A*-B increasing by 0.4 percentage points to 52.8 percent and the pass rate (A*-E) rising by 0.1 percentage points to 98.1 percent.
Photo (l-r): Jacob Peters, Ethan Dyke, Gemma Shafto (Director of Post-16), Emily Morris and Sophie Bailey.