The Ridings’ Federation of Academies is delighted with this years results achieved by Federation Sixth Form students. While the overall national results have dipped slightly, results have once again risen at both Winterbourne and Yate International Academies.
Students based at Winterbourne International Academy achieved a pass rate of over 98.2 per cent, with 47.8 per cent achieving A*-B grades. 74.5 per cent achieved grades A*-C. Over 70 per cent of students gained A*-B in Art, Applied Business, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Photography.
28 students also took the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is equivalent to an AS Level and provides an opportunity for students to extend their abilities, stand out from the competition, earn extra UCAS points and prepare for University.
Students at the Yate Academy achieved a pass rate of 97.4 per cent compared to 94.7 per cent in 2012. There was also some great success with 33 per cent of the Year 12s achieving A-B grades compared to 8.2 per cent last year.
Dr Rob Gibson, Chief Executive Principal, said;“The performance of students in The Ridings’ Federation Sixth Form continues to be of a high standard, with the vast majority of our students entering universities or moving into employment of their choice. These results reflect well on the Federation’s most recent Ofsted inspections which reinforced the good educational standards across the Federation.”
Among the top performing Winterbourne students included Jessica Woodland Scott (A*AA +A +A*epq) who secured a place studying Chemistry at Oxford University, Louis Battson (four As in Chemistry, Music, Further Maths, and Physics), Demi Brain (A*A*B), Hannah Doyle (three A’s at A-Level, two A’s and a B at AS level), Krishan Mistry (A*AAA), Joanna Lawson (ABB +A*epq), Amelia Ellery (A*AB) and Lucy Allinson (one A* and two As). Traditionally Sixth Form students at Winterbourne International Academy are more likely to secure their first choice University compared to students from any other sixth form in the region and this looks set to continue!
Winterbourne International Academy Principal Mr Rob Evans commented;“We are again delighted by this years improved A Level results especially the increased number of A*-B grades. The achievement of our students is testament to their great commitment and hard work, ably supported by our dedicated teachers. These results have enabled students to access high quality undergraduate courses at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities including Oxford.”
Top performing students studying A-Levels at Yate Academy included Conner Foley who secured a place at Southampton University and Samantha Goss who will be studying a Business and Law degree with aspirations of becoming a barrister in the future.
Yate Academy Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form, Mr Allan Parris added;“The results are pleasing indeed. All Year 13 students received offers from their chosen universities, including top performer Conner Foley who secured his place at Southampton.” Our results at AS in Year 12 have improved on last year which is encouraging at this stage of the Post 16 Studies.”
Successful students also included 15 year old Xinyu Shen who gained a Grade A in AS Level Mathematics, a week before she will be receiving her GCSE Maths results!
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