Abbeywood Community School celebrates a great set of A-Level results

As always, many of our Abbeywood students are off to study a wide range of undergraduate courses, many being at the top Russell Group universities including; Medicine, Law, Philosophy, Criminology, Geography, Journalism, Nursing, Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Dentistry, Computing, and Business. Other Abbeywood students have taken up high-quality apprenticeships, moved directly into employment, or are undertaking voluntary work or traveling the world during a gap-year. We are thrilled that all our students applying to higher education were accepted at their first choice of university.

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.”

Almost one third of all grades awarded were at A*-B grades, with 15% attaining the top A and A*grades. The overall pass rate was 96%. Bursary students, in receipt of financial support, achieved an entire grade higher than last year. All students on the IT course and the Business course achieved the top grade. Additionally, Art, Photography, Media, Physics and the EPQ all achieved above national expectation for every single student on these courses.

Top performers included Olivia Jadeja who achieved 4 grade As in A Level Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and the Extended Project Qualification, and she goes on to study Medicine at Exeter University; Lauren Brenton who achieved 3 grade As in Art, English Language and Sociology; and Ella Beaven who achieved A grades in Chemistry, Geography and the EPQ and a grade B in Maths, and she is going on to Durham University to study Geography. (pictured right Ella, Olivia and Lauren).

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.”     

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