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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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Exam Results

A Level Examination Results 2017
Poynton High School students also achieved impressive results at A level. 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, 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.”

Sixth Form Student Progress
These figures tell you how much progress students who studied qualifications at this school made between the end of Key Stage 4 and the end of their Sixth Form studies, compared to similar students across England.
We are really proud that our students are working above national levels and making more than expected progress.


A level – Level 3 Value Added Score +0.01
Academic Qualifications – Level 3 Value Added Score +0.02
Applied General Qualifications – Level 3 Value Added Score -0.05

The Applied General refers to the three students studying Double BTEC Sport. These students achieved an average grade of Distinction + in this qualification.
Tech level – not applicable


Sixth Form Average Grade Achieved
The Average Grade Achieved score shows the value of the final average grades achieved by students at the end of their studies. This takes into account all ability levels across our student body. All grades from A* to E are full pass grades at A level and grades range from Distinction* to Pass in BTEC Applied General qualifications.
The percentage of students achieving A* was 10%, while 53% achieved A*-B and 79% achieved A*-C.

A level - C
Academic Qualifications – C
Applied General Qualifications – Distinction+
Tech level – not applicable


English and Maths Progress Measure
This figure measures the progress made by students who are resitting GCSE English and maths to achieve a Standard Pass (Grade 4) or higher while studying their Level 3 qualifications with us in the Sixth Form. The figures show excellent progress made by these students compared to the national figures.
Average progress made in English +1.00 (England average for state funded schools -0.10)
Average progress made in maths +0.50 (England average for state funded schools -0.1)


Retention – the proportion of students who get to the end of their main programme of study.
Retention rates are well above national figures and show how successful students are within Poynton Sixth Form at completing courses that they start. The high quality induction and the guidance given on types and models of suitable programmes of study mean that students complete the courses they begin.


A Level


Academic Qualifications


Applied General Qualifications

Tech Level - not applicable


Destinations – this is the percentage of students who continue in education or training or move to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study
Students plan and achieve high quality outcomes in terms of destinations when they complete their studies with us in our Sixth Form. Around 80% of the students successfully embark on university courses as their chosen destination beyond Sixth Form. Between 35 and 45% of these places are accepted at Russell Group universities each year. The remaining students often seek and accept placements on high level Apprenticeship programmes or choose to enter the world of work directly after their Sixth Form studies.

Student Case Studies
• Jack Peacock has achieved 3 A* Grades and has gained a place to read Human, Social, and Political Sciences at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
• Alistair Greenwood has achieved A*A*AA and is going to Cambridge University to study History
• 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.


16-18 Performance Tables