“…Poynton High School Sixth Form students celebrate their amazing achievements after another record breaking year of results”
Students and staff are celebrating another record breaking year at Poynton High School Sixth Form. This summer our 125 Year 13 students took over 400 A-Level examinations and have achieved record results across the board including 10% of all A-Levels being graded at the highest possible, prestigious A* Grade. With 4 students gaining straight A* grades and 15% of students achieving 3 or more A/A* grades it is yet another year of great success by our students and recognition of all of the hard work by them, their families and our staff.
Mr David Waugh, Head Teacher, said, “…it is truly amazing to see yet another rise in attainment by our sixth formers especially at a time when over half of the subjects studied were the new, more challenging reformed A-Levels.”
Poynton High School Sixth Form students have once again topped the charts with 10% of all A-Levels being graded at the very prestigious A* Grade, a quarter of all A-Levels being graded at either A or A* and 50% of all Advanced BTECs being graded at their highest possible grade of Distinction Star.
Mr Richard Hardman, Director of Sixth Form, said, “…our tradition of high academic achievement has continued; it is once again another record breaking year. Students, families, staff and governors are celebrating the successes of their endeavours with 15% of our students gaining straight A and A* grades in all of their A-Level subjects and more students than ever securing their progression to places at Cambridge, and Durham and other Russell Group Universities. The range of universities and courses our students are now progressing to is truly inspiring from University College London to Bristol, from Medicine to Physics, from Ancient History to Art Foundation.”
Mr David Waugh, Head Teacher, said, “…once again our students have done themselves, their families and our school, proud. This cohort of students have been amongst the first across the country to study for the newly reformed academic A-Levels and these fabulous results are the culmination of so many hours of dedication and determination. With 25% of all our A-Levels being graded as A or A* it represents real life changing opportunities for our students. We have students now going off to study a truly awe inspiring range of courses at our country’s top universities, including medicine, law, dentistry and a vast range of other university courses. This is the culmination of many thousands of hours of hard work by our students and staff and I would like to wish all of our students the very best of luck as they move on to the next exciting chapter of their lives. Well done class of 2017!”
Specific Case Studies
- Jack Peacock has achieved 3 A* Grades and is going to read Government and Politics at the London School of Economics
- Calum Kendall is going to read Arts and Sciences at University College London after achieving an A* grade and 2 A grades
- Joe Parker has successfully gained his place at Nottingham University to read Physics after achieving 3 A* grades
- Antonia White, after achieving A*A*A*, is leaving PHS is read Biological Sciences at Cardiff University
- Lucy Brissenden achieved 3 A* grades and a Grade A and is going to read Physics at Lancaster University.
- Kate Robertshaw is starting her next adventure at Birmingham University studying Ancient History after achieving A*A*AA grades
- Matt Ball is leaving PHS to read Medicine after successfully gaining two A* grades and a grade B in his three A-Level subjects.
- Bradley Lloyd is about to embark on an Advanced Apprenticeship with Greater Manchester Police after gaining his 3 A-Levels
- Alicia Vermeulen is going to read Geography at Leeds University after achieve straight A grades in her A-Level subjects.
- Chloe Leach is going to Salford University to study Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Care after gaining 4 A-Levels at BBCC grades.