All Saints Sixth Form College students have set new standards by achieving the best Key Stage 5 results that the College has ever seen.
The College, which is part of the All Saints Multi-Academy Trust, is celebrating the fact that more young people than ever before have achieved the top grades, meaning that a record number will be heading off to some of the country’s top universities and apprenticeships.
Dave Lancaster, headteacher, said: “Against nearly every measure that we evaluate our Key Stage 5 against, our students have set new standards this year.
“There was a significant increase in the number of A* – B grades at A-level and our students continue to perform well above the national average across vocational subjects.”
These results are on the back of a fantastic year for the college, which was recently rated “Good” by Ofsted, who noted that “leaders of the sixth form have a clear vision for its development” and that “students in the sixth form benefit from strong teaching.”
Mr Lancaster continued: “It really has been an incredible year for everyone at All Saints Sixth Form College. Not only have we received significant praise from Ofsted, but these results are the missing piece of the jigsaw and are testament to the hard work of staff and students.”
Among the students celebrating was Owen Wilson who achieved an A* in maths, and As in computer science and physics. Owen has worked exceptionally hard and is now going to the University of Manchester to study computer science and mathematics.
Jessica Povey achieved an A in sociology and Distinction* in business. Jessica is delighted to be going to Liverpool John Moore’s University to study business management.
Chloe Shaw cried with tears of happiness as she achieved a Distinction in digital media and a Distinction* in business studies after facing difficulties overcoming exam anxiety. She is now looking forward to studying business at Edge Hill University and is confident about the future.
Dave Lancaster said: “We are delighted with all of the students and there are some amazing results. All those that wanted to go to university have secured a place in a wide range of subjects from sociology to biomedical science, law, psychology, English with creative writing and history.
Mrs Lawson, head of the College said: “Congratulations and well done to all of our students. I would like to wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to hearing about all that they go on to achieve.
“All Saints Sixth Form College has always had some excellent BTEC results. What is incredibly pleasing is that this year there has also been a step change in achievements across the more traditional A-level subjects as well. It shows that wherever a student’s talents lie, they will be able to achieve and excel at All Saints Sixth Form College.”