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Sixth Form Results 2019

This summer our 152 Year 13 students took over 450 A- Level examinations and BTEC assessments and have achieved record results across the board, including almost 10% of all A-Levels being graded at the prestigious A* grade and 30% graded as A* or A. Student results have been exceptionally high at all levels and in all subjects with 17 students gaining straight A*/A grades and 80% of all A-Levels graded A*-C, with an overall pass rate in excess of 99%.

It is yet another year of great success by our students and recognition of all the hard work by them, their families and our staff. These results are transformational for them with the vast majority going on to follow courses at their first choice of university.

Examples of destinations for individual students this year are below:

•Daniel O gained A* A* A* in his A Levels and will be reading Natural Sciences at Durham University.

•Christopher H gained B B B in his A Levels and will be reading Computer Science with an Industrial Placement at Newcastle University.

•Matthew H gained A* A* A* in his A Levels and will be reading Mathematics at Durham University.

•Ben P gained B C D in his A Levels and is joining Siemens to undertake a Digital Coding apprenticeship.

•Megan J gained C C C in her A Levels and will be reading Applied Terrestrial and Marine Ecology at Bangor University.

•Isobel S gained A* A  A in her A Levels and will be reading Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

•Lucy S gained B B and Distinction* in her A Levels and BTEC course and will be reading Interactive Media at the University of York.

•Theo C gained A A B in his A Levels and will be reading Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield.

•Benjamin H gained A B C in his A Levels and will be reading Sports Management at Loughborough University.

 

We will get more information later in the year about the results compared to national figures and this page will be updated at that point. 

 

Sixth Form Results 2018

The “Sixth Form Class of 2018” are a truly awe-inspiring set of young people who have achieved the best results we have ever had within our sixth form; their success builds on the record levels of achievement for each of the last 5 years.  Their results represent thousands of hours of hard work and revision and extensive support and guidance from our expert and dedicated staff and extremely supportive parents.  Upon learning of the post 16 students’ achievements, David Waugh, Head Teacher said “…once again, Poynton High School Sixth Form students prove that they are simply inspirational.” 

Students and staff are celebrating another record-breaking year at Poynton High School Sixth Form.  This summer our 150 Year 13 students took over 450 A-Level examinations and BTEC assessments and have achieved record results across the board including 10% of all A-Levels being graded at the highest possible, prestigious A* Grade and 30% graded as A* or A.  Student results have been exceptionally high at all levels and in all subjects with 5 students gaining straight A* grades, approaching 80% of all A-Levels graded at A* - C and an overall pass rate in excess of 99%.

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.

Government Endorsed Statistics 2018, 2019 to follow when available

Sixth Form Student Progress 2018

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 Progress score

Further analysis shows that we are at the very top of the average score and on the border of achieving above average.

Academic Qualifications – Level 3 Value Added Score +0.08

Applied General Qualifications – not applicable in 2018

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 27% achieved A*- A and 99.1% achieved A*-E.

A level – C+

Academic Qualifications – C+

Applied General Qualifications – not applicable in 2018

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.

In English, 100% of the students required to re-sit their GCSE Language qualification during 2018 (19 students) passed this qualification. The national figure was 33.7%.

In Maths, 65% of the students required to re-sit their GCSE Maths Mathematics qualification during 2018 (11 students) passed this qualification. The national figure is 27.5%.

In both cases, these results are significantly above all national figures.

 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.

Number of students who have enrolled mainly to study A Level – 160

Academic Qualifications

Academic qualifications include A levels but also other ‘level 3’ academic qualifications such as International Baccalaureates and Pre-U. These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one academic qualification that takes the same amount of time to study as an AS level or above.

2016/17 data showing % of students completing their main study programme

Destinations

Students finishing 16 to 18 study who either stayed in education or went into employment from October to March the following year. The data published in January 2018 is for students who finished level 3 (A levels or other level 3 qualifications) 16 to 18 study in 2016, which is the most recent data currently available.

Breakdown of where students have gone on to education or employment

Students plan and achieve high quality outcomes in terms of destinations when they complete their studies with us in our Sixth Form. Around 72% of the students successfully embark on university courses as their chosen destination beyond Sixth Form. 28% 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.

Higher education - Students studying towards first degrees and level 4 or 5 technical qualifications at universities and other higher education institutions in the UK, alternative providers and further education colleges in England.                

 

Breakdown of students studying towards first degrees and level 4 or 5 technical qualifications at Russell Group universities

 
   

16-18 Performance Tables
https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/111436?tab=ks5-16-to-18