As with last year our students have been awaiting their A-Level results this year with real anxiety. In the last few years students have had to cope with harder exams, much more content to learn, and the withdrawal of coursework from most syllabuses.
However, I am delighted to report that despite these demands, students at The Woodroffe School have once again achieved an excellent set of A Level of results, confirming the school’s position as one of the most successful fully comprehensive sixth forms in the county.
- 31% of entries were graded A*/A
- 62% of entries were graded A*, A or B
- The overall pass mark was 99%
There were some outstanding individual A-Level performances: Maisie Bellworthy achieved 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology, Tom Gillespie achieved 3 A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Zach Chantler achieved 2 A* grades in Music and Music Technology and an A in Classical Civilisation, Polly Howarth-Yates achieved 2 A* grades in Chemistry and Mathematics and an A grade in Further Mathematics, Morgan Carter achieved 2 A* grades in Geography and History, Bertie Oldfield achieved 1 A* in Art Graphics, 2 A grades in Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Tristan O’Leary achieved 1 A* grades in History, 2 A grades in English Literature and Classical Civilisation, Ben Plowden achieved 1 A* grade in Politics and 2 A grades in Classical Civilisation and History, Tom Ure achieved 1 A* grade in Mathematics and 2 A grades in Further Mathematics and Physics, Poppy Bailey achieved 3 A grades in Art, History and Psychology, Charlotte Chadwick achieved 3 A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Performance in vocational qualifications was also pleasing with 100% pass rates in all subjects, including Business, Sport and Financial Studies.
Paul Rowe, Acting Headteacher of The Woodroffe School said, ‘I am delighted with the success of our sixth form students this year. I am always impressed by the resilience of students who, year on year, manage to navigate the complexities of A-Level study and attain outstanding results. It is great to see so many individuals achieving A* and A grades and pleasing to note the consistency in results across all subject areas: for a medium sized comprehensive school in a rural area, Woodroffe offers an excellent range of subject choices at A-level and it is good to see students performing well in all of them.
Once again students will be leaving Woodroffe to take up places at many of the best universities in the country and I am pleased to say that the majority of students met their target grades and secured university places. We all wish them well and are confident that they are on course to succeed at degree level.
With constant changes to examination specifications and accountability measures, this has been a difficult year for sixth forms and sixth formers, and it is a tribute to the professionalism and expertise of staff at Woodroffe that students have been guided so successfully through very turbulent waters.’