Students have record-breaking year at The Ridings’ Federation of Academies

13 aug 15The Ridings Federation of Academies is delighted with this years results achieved by students at Winterbourne and Yate International Academies.  

The vast  majority of  students were excited, not only in achieving  results beyond their expectations, but by securing places at the top  universities of their choice.  William Hardie-Brown’s four  A* in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics  has secured him a  place at Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences.

Holly Sawyer (picture included), who was also editor for the sixth form magazine and regular contributor to the Frome Valley Voice,  will be studying a journalism course  at Bournemouth University thanks to her 3 A grades. While English Under 19  Badminton medalist  Jess Hopton can continue  specialising in  her sport while  studying Financial Maths at Loughborough University due to the  AAB grades she achieved  in economics, law and maths. She thanks the support that teachers at Winterbourne  have provided her over the years  to ensure she keeps up with her study work while travelling to overseas tournaments.  

Headline figures

59% of A Level results were graded A*-B; the highest results ever achieved by students in the Winterbourne Sixth Form.   This represents an increase of 8% on the previous year with results at A* grading up by nearly 100%.

The average points score, which measures a student s overall achievement, is significantly higher.   Compared to the national average, these results are exceptional and places  Winterbourne International Academy  students amongst some of the highest achieving in the country.

Subject areas with exceptional results include: Law, French, Further Maths and Music who all achieved 100% A*-B pass rates.   Also worthy of commendation are Classical Civilisation, English Literature, History, Sociology and Spanish, who all achieved above 70% A*-B passes.  

The top performing students were

William Hardie-Brown A*A*A*A*

Nivedita Prasad  A*A*A* A

Thomas Johnston  A*A*A* A

Joseph Parker    A*A*A

Dominic Porteous    A*A*B    

Holly Sawyer   AAA

Katherine Priest    A*ABD    

Emma-Louise Dyer    A*AA    

Luke Cowley  A*AA

Joseph Paddon    A*AA    

Sophie Purnell  A*A

Jake Hawker  A*AA

Linas Beres    A*AAB

Matthew Furber      A*AA

Richard Haupt, Academy Principal and Lucy Kirkbright, Director of Sixth Form, said: ‘We are immensely proud of our students.   These brilliant results are testament to their hard work.   Their success is well-deserved and we would like to offer our personal thanks to their teachers and parents for their commitment and support of our students.  We are thrilled that Winterbourne has given the students an amazing head start for future academic success.

Yate International Academy

Yate International Academy is also celebrating as their Year 13 Vocational results have more than doubled compared to last year. An impressive 87% of students achieved the expected standard; this represents an increase of 46% compared to the previous year.

Further success is demonstrated within the Average Point Score (APS) of young people, this year, an APS of 597, is the highest it has ever been in the Academy s history. Particularly impressive are the male students who have increased their APS by almost 200 points to 678.

Subject areas with particular success include: Health and Social Care, Sport, Art and English Literature, where 100% of their students achieved above their target grade.

Paul Skipp, Academy Principal, said:   ‘I am delighted that much of the determination and hard work of our staff and students has manifested itself into such positive results. We now look forward to building on these results and shaping further success in the future

The Ridings Federation of Academies congratulates all students and staff on this well-deserved and exceptional achievement.   We now look forward to the start of a new term where we can build on this trend of continuous improvement.

Sixth form places

There are a very limited number of remaining places to join our superb Sixth Form provision and interested students should visit  or  contact  [email protected]  for application details.


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