Abbeywood celebrates Post-16 success stories

Photo of some of the top-performing Post-16 students.

This year’s Post-16 exam results at Abbeywood Community School saw almost one-third of all grades awarded being at A*-B, with 15 percent in the top A*-A band. The overall pass rate was 96 percent.

Bursary students, in receipt of financial support, achieved an entire grade higher than last year, says the school.

All students on the IT and business courses achieved the top grade. Additionally, art, photography, media, physics and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) all achieved above national expectation for every single student on these courses.

As always, many students are off to study a wide range of undergraduate courses, including law, philosophy, criminology, geography, journalism, nursing, engineering, sociology, psychology, politics, dentistry, computing and business.

Other students have taken up high-quality apprenticeships, moved directly into employment or are undertaking voluntary work or travelling the world during a gap year.

Top performers highlighted by the school include:

  • Olivia Jadeja who achieved 4As (biology, chemistry, psychology & EPQ) and is going to study medicine at Exeter University
  • Lauren Brenton who achieved 3As (art, English language & sociology) and is taking up an apprenticeship at a prestigious law firm
  • Ella Beven who achieved 3As (chemistry, geography & EPQ) and 1B (maths) and is going to Durham University to study geography

Gemma Shafto, director of Post-16, said:

“We are delighted so many of our students have been so successful. It has been a very exciting morning sharing the results with our students and confirming their destinations. Our students now embark on a wide range of exciting courses, apprentices, employment or a gap year. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our Year 13 students and we wish them all the very best for their future.”

Headteacher David Howe added:

“We are all delighted for our students who have achieved another excellent set of Post-16 results. We always encourage our students to be resilient and ambitious and they have done us and themselves proud. These excellent results are a springboard to a great future and I wish all of our students the very best wherever they are headed. These exam outcomes are the culmination of a huge amount of hard work undertaken by both students and staff.”

Photo (l-r): Ella Beven, Olivia Jadeja, Gemma Shafto (director of Post-16) and Lauren Brenton. [Hi-res version on Facebook]

This article originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 10). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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