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Grades up in Abbeywood Post-16 exam results

Posted on Friday 8th September 2017 at 11:41 pm by SH (Editor)

Post-16 students receive exam results at Abbeywood Community School.

Abbeywood Community School’s Post-16 students have once again achieved some very positive A-level results which saw the average grade per entry increase by a  whole grade.

Fourteen percent of grades awarded were A* or A, and 32 percent of students achieved A*-B grades in A-level subjects.

In vocational subjects, 88 percent of students achieved the highest grades of Distinction and Distinction*.

The school reported that “nearly all” students secured places at their first choice university, or on apprenticeships.

Outstanding individual performances:

  • Andras Varady  – 3A* (Maths, Further Maths and Physics ) and B in Computing
  • Thaminah Chowdhury – A in Psychology and 2 Distinction*s in Health & Social Care and Applied Science
  • Alex Higgins – A* in Culture and Communication, A in Psychology and B in Sociology
  • Kyle Ivers – 3 Distinction*s in Business, Applied Science and Sport BTEC
  • Bryony Constance – A* in English Literature, B in English Language and B in Culture and Communication
  • Charlotte Davidge – A* in English Literature and B in Sociology

Photo (l-r): Damaris Sibi, Thaminah Chowdhury, Chloe Luton, Esther Humphrey, Becca Ryan, Lucy Daniel and Aimee Russell

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First Oxbridge offer for Abbeywood Post-16

Posted on Monday 15th February 2016 at 10:08 pm by SH (Editor)

Ethan Martin, the first-ever student at Abbeywood Community School to receive an offer of a place a Oxbridge.

Stoke Gifford’s Abbeywood Community School is celebrating the first-ever offer of an Oxbridge place to one of its Post-16 students. The news represents another important milestone in the school’s improvement journey, which began three years ago when Abbeywood became part of the Olympus Academy Trust following a disappointing Ofsted inspection in December 2011.

Ethan Martin joined the school (then known as Filton High) as a Year 7 student in 2009 and experienced the move into new premises a year later when successor school Abbeywood opened its doors on an adjacent site in September 2010.

Currently studying for A-levels in Maths, Computer Science, Physics and Further Maths, Ethan was encouraged by his teachers to apply for a place at Oxford or Cambridge on the basis of his excellent AS-level results (AAABB) and predicted A-level grades.

Having made an ‘open’ application to Oxford, meaning that he didn’t apply to a specific college, he says he was surprised but delighted to be called to attend a total of six interviews at three different colleges over the space of three days last November. Admitting to being very nervous for his first interview, Ethan says he performed well in the remaining ones and came away feeling “happy, but not overly confident”.

He was delighted to receive the news, on 6th January, that he has been offered a place to read Mathematics and Computer Science at St Catherine’s College, subject to achieving one A* and two A grades in his forthcoming A-level examinations. Ethan says he realises he will need to work hard in the coming months, but feels the target grades he has been set are “achievable”.

Explaining his choice of university course, Ethan says he has always been interested in maths and developed his interest in computing whilst at Abbeywood. Having learnt to code in the ‘Scratch’ visual programming language, he found himself “doing much more than asked”, leading him to consider programming as a future career.

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Abbeywood Community School celebrates “positive” Post-16 outcomes

Posted on Friday 14th August 2015 at 9:18 am by SH (Editor)

Students at Abbeywood Community School in Stoke Gifford, Bristol receive their A-level results.

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.

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Abbeywood A-level results show “slight dip”

Posted on Saturday 16th August 2014 at 10:23 pm by SH (Editor)

A-level high-achievers at Abbeywood Community School (l-r): Nadia Restall, Amy McQueen and James Hampson.

Abbeywood Community School has seen a “slight dip” in headline A-level result figures compared with previous years (in line with what is being reported nationally), but has seen “huge” successes in BTEC and vocational outcomes in particular, says Executive Headteacher Dave Baker.

All students who were seeking places on higher education courses gained places and a number of others have secured apprenticeships with prestigious organisations. The average points score per entry was 187 (216 last year) and average total points score was 669 (728 last year).

Significant individual successes highlighted by Mr Baker are:

A2 examination results

  • James Hampson A*BB
  • Ryan Ivers ADist*Dist
  • Laura Barnett ABB
  • Nadia Restall ABB
  • Nhair Nunez Padron A*(EPQ)BC + B at AS
  • Amy McQueen ABD

AS examination results

  • Caya Baber ABBB
  • Hope Falconer AAB
  • Freya Restall ABBB
  • Levi Staynings Dist*Dist*CC

Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the BBC reports that there has been a slight fall in A* and A grades and the pass rate is down for the first time in over 30 years.

Photo (l-r): A-level high-achievers Nadia Restall, Amy McQueen and James Hampson.

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